In a new video released today, Black members of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), the premier health science organization in the United States, are urging Black Americans to get the COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available to them. The members initially made their case encouraging Black Americans to get vaccinated in a New York Times op-ed published on February…Keep Reading National Academy of Medicine members urge Black Americans to get vaccinated
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COMPASS study seeks to measure community spread of COVID-19 in general population
Researchers from the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and the School of Medicine will be in randomly selected public locations around Orleans and Jefferson parishes during the next three months for the nationwide COMPASS Study – Community Prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 Study (CoVPN 5002). On Jan. 28, they were at the Salvation Army Family Store on Jefferson Highway. Professor…Keep Reading COMPASS study seeks to measure community spread of COVID-19 in general population
Research uncovers how provider offices discriminate against patients seeking primary care
New research published in Economics Letters by the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine examines how differences in questions asked and information provided by a physician’s office contributes to inequalities in whether or not an individual is accepted as a new patient. The research was conducted by Dr. Janna Wisniewski and Dr. Brigham Walker, both research assistant professors in the…Keep Reading Research uncovers how provider offices discriminate against patients seeking primary care
How has telemedicine impacted healthcare disparities for Medicaid beneficiaries?
A team of researchers at the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine has been awarded a $120,000 from the Commonwealth Fund to conduct a series of studies to determine the impact of the rapid transition to telemedicine in the wake of COVID-19 on Medicaid beneficiaries in Louisiana. By late March 2020, Louisiana’s Governor John Bel Edwards had ordered residents to…Keep Reading How has telemedicine impacted healthcare disparities for Medicaid beneficiaries?
Kissinger to lead Faculty Affairs and Development; Battle joins as Online MPH Director
JUST BEFORE PRESS, Dean Thomas LaVeist made two more leadership announcements. First he named Dr. Patricia (Patty) Kissinger as associate dean for faculty affairs and development, effective August 1, 2019. This is a new position for the school and is designed to strengthen and expand faculty affairs at SPHTM. Kissinger earned her BS in nursing from Marquette University and both…Keep Reading Kissinger to lead Faculty Affairs and Development; Battle joins as Online MPH Director