Tag Archives: Katherine Theall

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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The Healthography of Disaster

The Gulf Coast is no stranger to disasters, one of the reasons Tulane’s School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine has an excellent disaster management degree program. In 2010 just as the Deepwater Horizon rig began to spill oil, researchers … Continue reading

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Tulane report shows health disparities for women, girls in Greater N.O.

A Tulane University report highlights social factors including race, age and gender that contribute to stark disparities in health and economic outcomes for women and girls in Orleans and Jefferson parishes. The report finds that African-American women lag behind in numerous health … Continue reading

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Living in disordered neighborhoods gets under the skin

Living in a violence-plagued neighborhood may cause such great stress that a person’s gene expression may be altered. These are the findings of Katherine Theall, Stacy Drury and an interdisciplinary team of Tulane University researchers. Theall is associate professor of … Continue reading

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Chromosome component in children impacted by prenatal smoke exposure

Katherine Theall, Cecile Usdin Professor in Women’s Health at the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, has published a new study in the American Journal of Public Health that finds prenatal exposure to cigarette smoke can impact parts … Continue reading

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