Dean Thomas LaVeist receives a covid-19 vaccination
National Academy of Medicine members urge Black Americans to get vaccinated

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.

Andrew Poland of the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine sets up a testing tent for the COMPASS Study at the Salvation Army Family Store on Jefferson Highway.

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). 

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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.

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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. .

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Quantifying the role trust plays in vaccine hesitancy

How did the health and social crises of 2020 impact trust in government and medical institutions among Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and other people of color? Assistant Professor Andrew Anderson, along with a team from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Research Scholars program, is attempting to study this question thanks to a one-year, $40,000 grant.