Maurice “Mel” L. Lagarde III (A&S ’79, PHTM *82) will receive this year’s Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine Outstanding Alumni Award. Lagarde is president and chief executive officer of HCA MidAmerica Division. His leadership in the immediate days after Hurricane Katrina, along with HCA Healthcare’s support and response, is today considered a textbook example of disaster…Keep Reading Alumnus Mel Lagarde will receive Outstanding Alumni Award
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?
Mary Amelia Center evolves
The Mary Amelia Center has official rebranded as the Mary Amelia Center for Women’s Health Equity Research. It will retain MAC as a shortened name for the center. The name was developed by, voted on, and vetted by current staff, faculty, and community partners. This new name aligns more closely with the center’s mission to conduct interdisciplinary research that identifies and…Keep Reading Mary Amelia Center evolves
Curiosity and good mentors helped health administration alumnus succeed in healthcare
With 40 years of health systems experience, alumnus Jim Wetrich (MHA ’82) was a natural choice to speak to current School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine MHA students for a recent Leadership Lunch. A lot of changes have impacted the healthcare industry since his administrative residency at Ochsner Foundation Hospital, but he predicts that today’s students will see “massive…Keep Reading Curiosity and good mentors helped health administration alumnus succeed in healthcare