LSUS Master of Public Health

The Master of Public Health is a joint degree program offered by LSU Shreveport and LSU Health Shreveport and fully accredited by the Council on Education in Public Health.

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09/10/2021

Today is World Su***de Prevention day. Do you need help with your mental health? If you don't know where to start, this infographic may help guide you. If you are in crisis, call the National Su***de Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), or text the Crisis Text Line (text HELLO to 741741).

09/01/2021

Meet our new faculty member, Dr. Deborah Gurgel Smith!

Dr. Deborah Smith received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Fortaleza University in Brazil. She then received both her Master’s degree and PhD in Public Health from the Federal University of Ceará in Brazil. In July 2021, Dr. Smith joined the faculty at the LSUHS School of Allied Health Professions as an Assistant Professor in the Master of Public Health (MPH) Program. She teaches classes on Epidemiology, Global Health, Social Behavioral Sciences, and Public Health Strategic Planning.

Dr. Smith has obtained grants from the national Brazilian Ministry of Health and was the first to conduct a nation-wide research project on female health in prisons in Brazil. She is an author of several publications on a wide array of public health issues.

Dr. Smith has research expertise in the field of epidemiology in infectious disease among vulnerable populations. Her research interests include women's health, prison health, infectious disease, drug use, and violence.

Learn more about the MPH program and faculty at www.lsuhs.edu/mph.

08/26/2021

A Day in the Life of a COVID-19 Unit

How the COVID-19 vaccines were created so quickly 08/25/2021

How the COVID-19 vaccines were created so quickly

How the COVID-19 vaccines were created so quickly In the 20th century, most vaccines took over a decade to research, test, and produce. But the vaccines for COVID-19 were cleared for emergency use in less than 11 months. The secret behind this speed is a medical technology that's been developing for decades: the mRNA vaccine. So how do these revolu...

08/23/2021

Ladies, we are now taking appointments for our September Women's Health Clinic! MLK Health provides free mammograms to uninsured women who are 40 years or older and have not had a mammogram in the last 365 days.*

To schedule your free mammogram in September, call Brenda today: 318-227-2912, ext. 7.

*Must also meet income eligibility requirements.

08/18/2021

Should you get the covid vaccine?

Please listen! Valuable information from a provider.

Moderna starts human trials for its revolutionary HIV vaccine this week 08/18/2021

Moderna starts human trials for its revolutionary HIV vaccine this week

Moderna starts human trials for its revolutionary HIV vaccine this week Moderna's HIV vaccine is different from previous ones in a key way that could make all the difference...

Timeline Photos 08/18/2021

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More than 2.1 million Louisianans have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccines. 0 have died as a result of vaccination. 11,706 Louisianans have died from COVID-19. Louisianans are not dying from the vaccines, but they are from the virus. Get vaccinated, save lives. #lagov

08/17/2021

LSU Health Shreveport vaccine clinic at 2726 Linwood Avenue is now administering third doses of vaccine for those who meet CDC requirements.

In an effort to minimize wait times, it is suggested that those seeking the third dose of the vaccine do so based on the following schedule.

Last name begins with letters:
⭐A–F should get third vaccine on Tuesday, August 17

⭐G–L should get third vaccine on Wednesday, August 18

⭐M–S should get third vaccine on Thursday, August 19

⭐T–Z should get third vaccine on Friday, August 20

If you are unable to come on the suggested date, please feel free to come when you are available. Appointments are not required for the third dose of the vaccine.

Third doses will be available for people whose immune systems are compromised moderately to severely and are fully vaccinated with an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine. This action is being taken as those who are moderate to severely immunocompromised are especially vulnerable to COVID-19 because they are at a higher risk of serious, prolonged illness.

As of Friday, August 13, 2021, the CDC now recommends that people with moderately to severely compromised immune systems receive an additional dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine at least 28 days after their second dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. The CDC does not recommend additional doses or booster shots for any other population at this time.

Patients will self-attest to their condition by completing and signing this form https://ldh.la.gov/assets/oph/Center-CP/HANs/HANS21-58Attachment-3rdDoseAttestationForm.pdf.

08/17/2021

MLK Health is excited to kick off a new monthly series called Wellness Webinars! Join us each month to hear from a healthcare professional and get a chance to ask questions! This month we will be meeting with Dr. Dennis Wissing, to talk about respiratory health and smoking cessation.

Join the event:
https://fb.me/e/ItSoxoDr

School Mask Mandates: What You Should Know | Ochsner Health 08/17/2021

School Mask Mandates: What You Should Know | Ochsner Health

School Mask Mandates: What You Should Know | Ochsner Health The number one thing we can do to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is get vaccinated. But because children under the age of 12 are not yet eligible for the vaccine, the second-best thing we can do is wear a mask.

08/15/2021

The mRNA COVID-19 vaccines are as safe as other vaccines 👇

Timeline Photos 08/14/2021

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Partnerships with artists and other public figures can be an effective way to increase confidence in COVID-19 vaccines and increase vaccination rates. CDC’s new toolkits can help your public health organization engage with local artists to promote COVID-19 vaccination.

“Local artists can play an important role in delivering fact-based information and serving as trusted messengers within their communities to increase confidence in vaccines,” says Dr. Peggy Honein, who helps lead CDC’s COVID-19 response.

More on how CDC is working with arts organizations: https://bit.ly/COVIDArts.

New metric shows COVID cut average lifespan by nearly a decade in parts of U.S. 08/12/2021

New metric shows COVID cut average lifespan by nearly a decade in parts of U.S.

New metric shows COVID cut average lifespan by nearly a decade in parts of U.S. UCLA sociologist Patrick Heuveline’s demographic tool clarifies the impact of temporary “shocks” like epidemics and natural disasters.

08/11/2021

Vaccinations will be provided by LSU Health Shreveport TODAY, August 11 at Northwood High School and Woodlawn High School. #SleevesUp #LoveShreveport

➡️Have questions about the vaccine? Email [email protected]
➡️Need help scheduling an appointment? Call 1-855-453-0774
➡️Vaccination sites can be found at www.lsuhs.edu/covid19/vaccine

Photos from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health's post 08/11/2021

Photos from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health's post

Photos from LSUS Counseling Services's post 08/10/2021

Check out what’s going on at LSUS!

08/09/2021

New information from APHA

Health disparities in the U.S. are getting worse, a new report from America's Health Rankings finds. Read more here on APHA's Newswire: https://tinyurl.com/yvfz2t54

Photos from LSUS Career Services's post 08/06/2021

Photos from LSUS Career Services's post

Photos from LSUS Master of Public Health's post 08/04/2021

Our very own Dr. Deborah Smith was at The Arc Caddo-Bossier yesterday speaking to our community about the importance of vaccinations, how they are created, and how they work. Dr. Smith also debunked some common myths about vaccines and showed the group where to find reliable information. We can beat this virus! Knowledge is power!
#mph #shreveport #COVID19 #covidvacccine2021 #lsuhsmph

Why COVID-19 has hit the Black community so hard 08/02/2021

Why COVID-19 has hit the Black community so hard

Why COVID-19 has hit the Black community so hard The barbershop is where people go to fellowship and talk about social issues. Dr. Italo Brown and Dr. Cedric Rutland stop by their local barbershop to talk a...

08/02/2021

More than 1.8 million Louisianans have received their vaccine and that number continues to grow, but it’s still not enough to protect ourselves from the Delta variant.

This variant is affecting your neighbors and children. With school starting up again soon, we have to take action now!

Saturday, July 31 you are encouraged to attend Galilee Teen Fest and get vaccinated.

The Louisiana Department of Health is offering the chance to win $100,000 every week and a grand prize of $1,000,000 to all Louisiana residents ages 18+ who have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine — all you have to do is enter.

Louisiana residents ages 12-17 who have gotten at least one dose of the vaccine are eligible to win a $100,000 scholarship.

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07/29/2021

The Louisiana Department of Health is reporting that COVID-19 transmission in Caddo Parish is widespread, with many undetected cases.

You can get tested Wednesday, July 28 at Youree Drive Middle School.

🚨All people should take a COVID test immediately after a known or suspected exposure to COVID-19.

🚨The number of new cases diagnosed each day is increasing in all nine regions of the state.

🚨The statewide average daily number of cases per 100,000 residents increased 200%.

🚨Statewide percent positivity of new COVID-19 tests conducted has increased.

07/23/2021

To prevent further spread of COVID-19 and the aggressive Delta variant, I am issuing a mask advisory for the City of Shreveport and encouraging citizens to wear masks in indoor settings.

Since the onset of this public health emergency, we have relied on our medical experts for guidance. They are now warning us of the threat that the highly transmissible Delta variant poses to our unvaccinated residents.

Ask your neighbors and friends to wear a mask in public to save lives and help keep our businesses open.

07/22/2021

Today, Louisiana is reporting 5,388 new cases of COVID-19. That total is the third highest daily count since the start of the pandemic. Numbers like this are avoidable, and we should be doing better. Find vaccine info at vaccines.gov. #lagov

Photos from Northwest Louisiana Human Services District's post 07/13/2021

Photos from Northwest Louisiana Human Services District's post

Postpartum depression on the rise, especially for women of color, during COVID-19 pandemic 07/13/2021

Postpartum depression on the rise, especially for women of color, during COVID-19 pandemic

Postpartum depression on the rise, especially for women of color, during COVID-19 pandemic Experts say more women are seeking out help since the pandemic began. Women of color are among the most affected, in part because of insurance issues.

07/11/2021

Before you enjoy the return of Shreveport’s annual Sickle Cell Softball Tournament get vaccinated at Cargill Park. COVID forced the cancellation of last year’s tournament, but vaccinations will allow us to get back to doing the activities that we love with our families and friends.

Photos from LSUS Career Services's post 07/11/2021

Photos from LSUS Career Services's post

Parkinson’s strikes more men than women. Researchers have worked for decades to learn why. 07/07/2021

Parkinson’s strikes more men than women. Researchers have worked for decades to learn why.

Parkinson’s strikes more men than women. Researchers have worked for decades to learn why. Some experts are calling for a long-term study that would follow generations of people to learn more about this progressive disorder of the nervous system.

07/05/2021

YOU READ THAT RIGHT... WE’RE HIRING!! 📢 📢 📢

The Survivor Advocate position directly serves women in the Purchased program by providing case management, advocating for their needs, helping them reach their goals and being a part of setting them up for future self-sufficiency. If you have always dreamed of working up close with survivors of sexual exploitation and/or trafficking, this is the role for you! The Survivor Advocate is walking with women in the Purchased program daily and is an integral part of their success in recovery.

To learn more about the position or to apply now, click the link below 🎉 🎉

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdos6tNMPLzNP8NEoWq58etoWLwb-604gIPWga8RSRF4ryFwA/viewform

07/04/2021
Timeline Photos 06/28/2021

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Dr. Santosh D'Mello (Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh, M.S. University of Bombay, India) will bring a wealth of experience to Louisiana State University Shreveport when he takes up his appointment as Chair of Biological Sciences in August 2021.

Dr. D'Mello has held postdoctoral positions at the Boston University Medical Center and at the Institute of Neurobiology, Rome, Italy; has taught Biology at all levels from freshmen to doctoral students; and has published over seventy primary reports stemming from his dynamic research into neurodegenerative disease. He is an editorial board member for several prominent scientific journals and has served on the review panels of federal and private agencies that fund scientific research.

Welcome to the Pilot Family, Dr. D'Mello!

https://www.lsus.edu/news-and-events/department-of-biological-sciences-at-lsus-welcomes-new-chair

06/28/2021

The importance of the human needs for respect and inclusion and their connection to mental health cannot be denied. Counseling Services on the LSUS campus strives to create a safe, supportive, and affirming environment. While our advocacy and support of LGBTQIA+ individuals is ever-present, June as Pride month is a moment we embrace to highlight the challenges and resilience of our LGBTQIA+ community members. Counseling Services is excited to collaborate with the DICE office to bring increased visibility to the courageous social justice accomplishments and grit of LGBTQIA+ members and allies residing right here in our own community. RSVP required to [email protected].

Timeline Photos 06/26/2021

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A new CDC report finds more than half of U.S. public health workers from state, tribal, territorial, and local health departments surveyed during March–April 2021 experienced symptoms of at least one mental health condition, such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, or suicidal thoughts, in the previous two weeks. As the nation’s leading public health agency, the health and mental health of the public health workforce is a priority for CDC.

To protect public health workers’ mental health during emergencies, public health organizations should:

- address work practices that contribute to stress and trauma
- make employee assistance programs accessible and acceptable
- destigmatize requests for mental health assistance
- work to address long work hours and encourage time off

Learn more: bit.ly/MMWR62521.

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