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
Scott Kellermann (MPH TRMD ’78) has been named the County of Nevada Public Health officer in Nevada City, Calif. Kellermann founded a 175-bed Bwindi Community Hospital in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest of Uganda, where he has worked for twenty years with the Batwa pygmies. He and his wife Carol also founded the Kellermann Foundation, which was supported by Nevada County…Keep Reading Alumni Notes
The Center for Applied Malaria Research and Evaluation (CAMRE) at the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine will be taking a leading role in the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative: Insights for Malaria’s (PMI INFORM) new five-year $30 million operational research and program evaluation project to help partner countries ensure they are making the most effective and efficient use of resources to fight…Keep Reading Tulane CAMRE part of a $30M global project to fight malaria
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
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?