COVID-19 LSUHSC-SPH News & Latest Posts

Updated – 5/13/2020

All COVID19 Chancellors Messages
April 6, 2020 – FREE virtual primary care for Louisiana
April 6, 2020 – K Health and LSU Partner for Louisiana Statewide COVID-19 Relief
March 16, 2020 – UPDATED Message from the Dean
March 12, 2020 – Message from the Dean: Move to Remote Learning Effective March 16th

Given the various declarations from the City of New Orleans and the State of Louisiana, the LSUHSC-NO will be moving all of its Lecture and Seminar classes into remote learning formats beginning Monday March 16, 2020.

Health Care Finance & Novel COVID-1

Hosted by Dean Smith & Journal of Health Care Finance The LSUHSC School of Public Health presented a webinar addressing the intersection of Health Care Finance and the COVID-19 epidemic. The webinar was co-hosted by LSU School of Public Health and Journal of Health Care Finance. It will featured a panel of experts in the […]

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WebEx Congressional Briefing on COVID-19 with Lieutenant General Russel L. Honoré (Ret.)

On Friday, May 8, 2020, at 1 p.m. ET, the Committee will hold a virtual briefing for Members and a single staffer from each office with Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré, who led Joint Taskforce Katrina under President George W. Bush. The briefing will address the Trump Administration’s response to the coronavirus pandemic and lessons from […]

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To Strengthen The Public Health Response To COVID-19, We Need Community Health Workers

The public health system is a critical firewall to reduce community spread of COVID-19 and to relieve the unsustainable pressure the US health care system is experiencing as a result of the pandemic. Community health workers (CHWs)—frontline public health staff who conduct outreach and build trust with vulnerable populations in federally qualified health centers (FQHCs), […]

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The Water Professional’s Guide to COVID-19

A new coronavirus was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness, referred to as COVID-19. It was first detected in Wuhan, China, on Dec. 12, 2019.  Because this disease has spread worldwide, it is important that water sector professionals keep informed on the attributions of the virus and any measures needed to […]

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COVID-19 Update – Admissions Update (March 27, 2020)

Please be advised that as of March 26, 2020, LSUHSC School of Public Health will be waiving the GRE for all applicants to our MPH, MS and PhD programs for summer and fall 2020. This is a temporary measure to alleviate the burden for our applicants during this public health emergency. We will revisit this […]

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What can we do for ourselves and our community?

3/23/2020 by Dr. Donna Williams Associate Dean for Practice and Community Engagement at LSU Health School of Public Health. My octogenarian parents are experiencing cabin fever.  Even into their 80’s they have remained active. Since their ages bring increased risk, they are being super cautious.  However there is a calm about them.  They were children […]

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Updated Guidance Regarding LSUHSC-NO and COVID-19

March 16, 2020 (6pm) As the cases of presumptive COVID-19 continue to increase across the region, LSU Health New Orleans is taking additional steps to reduce transmission of this viral pandemic.  Effective immediately, we are transitioning to a modified work and learning environment to protect the health of our community while continuing to fulfill our […]

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UPDATED Message from the Dean

Updated: 1:29 PM –  3/16/2020 Dear Students, A number of LSUHSC students may be ill and self-isolating.  It would be helpful for LSUHSC to know how many students are in this condition. School of Public Health Students – Please complete this form and return to Dean Smith ( who will report on the number of […]

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Coronavirus/Covid-19: A Note from the LSU SPH Epidemiologists

I know there is much discussion and uncertainty about the threats posed by Coronavirus/Covid-19. Following are some recent and interesting epidemiologic papers on Coronavirus. These papers are some of Dr. Straif-Bourgeois’s favorite reads right now. (Dr. Straif-Bourgeois‘s expertise is Infectious Disease Epidemiology and she is faculty in Epidemiology at the LSU School of Public Health.) […]

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