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Photo of Wildlife Refuge in South Louisiana (Photo by Mathieu Cheze on Unsplash)

Research Highlights

Tulane researchers partner with United Houma Nation on climate and health resilience study

The United Houma Nation (UHN) is a Louisiana state-recognized tribe trying to maintain its unique culture during dramatic climatic, environmental, and socioeconomic change. A new project awarded to Tulane University researchers from the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine aims to enable the United Houma Nation to determine how to support its citizens to adapt to climate-related and other short- and long-term stressors while maintaining the integrity of its community and culture. Keep reading >>

Tulane study finds Medicaid expansion improved access to care

Fewer Louisianans report that they have to put off seeing a doctor or that they are unable to take their medications as prescribed thanks to Louisiana’s Medicaid expansion, according to a new Tulane University study released by Gov. John Bel Edwards and the Louisiana Department of Health. Keep reading >>

Study finds yield lights have drivers hitting gas instead of brakes at Lafitte Greenway

Tulane students led by epidemiologist Jeanette Gustat, an associate professor at Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, observed cyclists, pedestrians and cars on the Greenway. (Picture by Paula Burch-Celentano) Lights at intersections where the Lafitte Greenway meets New Orleans’ busy streets are meant to make drivers stop for cyclists and pedestrians. That’s the intention, at least. New research from Tulane University, however, finds drivers are more likely to hit the gas instead of the brakes when they see those lights flashing. Students, trained as research assistants, and led by epidemiologist Jeanette Gustat, an associate professor at Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, observed nine different intersections along the Greenway. They spent more than two hours at each, and recorded 861 cyclists, 318 pedestrians and 923 cars on the Greenway or crossing it during the course of two days. Keep reading>>