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Community Scholars Projects

Title of Project

Academic Partner

Community Partner

Evaluating Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies (IYCFE) Support in a Low Breastfeeding Population

Tyra Gross, PhD, Xavier University

Malaika Ludman, MPH New Orleans Breastfeeding Center

Empowering Me: An educational initiative addressing domestic violence during COVID-19

Margarita Echeverri, PhD, Xavier University

Mariana Montero. MBA, MSc Golden Change, Inc.

Simple Text-Messaging And Social Support to Increase Hypertension Medication Adherence in New Orleans, LA (TEXT MY MEDS NOLA)

Keith Ferdinand, MD,
Tulane University School of Medicine

Daphne Ferdinand, PhD, RN Healthy Heart Community Prevention Project, Inc.

Modification of Early Childhood Education Center s Outdoor Setting for Toddler Health

Chelsea Kracht, PhD, Pennington Biomedical

Michelle Grantham-Caston, PhD, LSU Early Childhood Education Lab

Title of Project

Academic Partner

Community Partner

Addressing Diabetes Prevention and Management in Churches- SmartChurch Pilot

Robert Newton, PhD, Pennington Biomedical

Kenri Avery Onteryl Carney
Bethel AME Church

Title of Project

Academic Partner

Community Partner

Exploring Patient, Caregiver, and Healthcare Provider Perceptions of Caring for Patients with Heart Failure: What are the Implications?

Betty Kennedy, PhD
Pennington Biomedical

Vijayendra Jaligam, MD
JenCare Senior Medical Center

Trauma Informed Care, Grief and Suicide prevention

Samantha Francois, PhD
Tulane University

Kathy Litchfield
Reconcile New Orleans, Inc / Caf Reconcile

Pilot Study Title

Academic Partner

Community Partner

Quantification of Lead Levels in New Orleans Drinking Water

Adrienne Katner, DEnv
LSUHSC School of Public Health

Dawn Marie Hurt, MS
Southern United Neighborhoods

Supporting Mental Health during Pregnancy Beyond

Gloria Giarratano, MSN, PhD
LSUHSC School of Nursing

Mary L. Alexander, MSW
Healthy Start New Orleans

Community Based Participatory Research into Barriers Facilitators of Participation in Intensive Diabetic Lifestyle Modification Programs

Paula Brantley, PhD
Mary T. Coleman, MD, PhD
LSUHSC Dept. of Family Medicine

Erica Halpern
YMCA of Greater New Orleans