Monthly Archives: November 2014

Healthography: How where you live affects your health and well-being

This issue of Global Health coincides with the 142nd Annual Meeting and Expo of the American Public Health Association. This year – the year that APHA triumphantly returns to New Orleans – the theme is Healthography. Following, we take a … Continue reading

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SPHTM Responds to Ebola: The Doctor Susan McLellan, MD, MPH

Infectious disease specialist Susan McLellan, clinical associate professor of tropical medicine, watched the Ebola outbreak unfolding and thought, “I can help with this.” She had been to Kenema in the past and knew the people and the area. “I responded … Continue reading

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SPHTM Responds to Ebola: The Biologist: Lisa Guerrero, MPH

Lisa Guerrero (EPID MPH ’10) is a biologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in the Viral Special Pathogens Branch. Her team was working in a biosafety level 4 lab designed to maximize the safety of research into … Continue reading

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SPHTM Responds to Ebola: The Trainer of Trainers: Frederique Jacquerioz, MD, MPH

PPE like McLellan’s is a crucial barrier for anyone who works with Ebola patients, bodies, or with sanitation in Ebola clinics. But in Africa, healthcare workers are forced to use donated supplies, often putting together a mix-and-match. Tropical medicine expert … Continue reading

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Extra: Learn about the Ebola Airport Screener: Wes McDermott

Wes McDermott (EHS MPH ’04) is part of the team the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has deployed to Dulles International Airport in Washington DC to screen travelers who arrive from Ebola-affected countries in West Africa. Dulles is one … Continue reading

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SPHTM Responds to Ebola: The Hemorrhagic Fevers Expert: Daniel Bausch, MD

Infectious disease specialist and associate professor of tropical medicine Dan Bausch was among the researchers who first noted a new appearance of Ebola in Guinea in March 2014. As a member of the Viral Hemorrhagic Fever Consortium and Tulane’s point … Continue reading

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Faculty & Staff Photo Competition 2014

We received lots of wonderful, high-quality photo entries, showing Tulane’s global public health in action. Unfortunately, we could only pick three top photos and the judging was intense. When the dust cleared, three photos stood out. Click on the images … Continue reading

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Student Photo Competition 2014

We received lots of wonderful, high-quality photo entries, showing Tulane’s global public health in action. Unfortunately, we could only pick three top photos and the judging was intense. When the dust cleared, three photos stood out. Click on the images … Continue reading

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Healthography: The Geography of Food and Activity

Where we live shapes daily life, habits, and health – ask anyone in New Orleans who’s tried to walk on broken sidewalks or buy fresh produce in a neighborhood that lacks a full-service grocery store. When Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf … Continue reading

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Healthography: Early stress can impact long-term health

What happems to and around children in the earliest years of their life may set the trajectory for their long-term health and wellbeing, argues Dr. Katherine Theall, director of the Mary Amelia Douglas-Whited Community Women’s Health Education Center. Theall, associate … Continue reading

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