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LA CaTS Health Literacy Expert featured in U.S. News & World Report Article

Released: Monday, January 28, 2019

LA CaTS Health Literacy Core Director, Dr. Terry Davis, LSU Health Sciences Center-Shreveport, was featured in a December 2018 U.S. News & World Report article on "What is Health Literacy and Why Do I Need it". Click here

The LA CaTS Health Literacy Core team, Dr. Terry Davis and Dr. Connie Arnold, are available for consultation and support to researchers on various health literacy needs for communication with patient populations, especially in the underserved, from developing literacy appropriate patient materials to dissemination of research findings that are understandable. We encourage all researchers to take advantage of this valuable and unique LA CaTS Center resource.

Contact: or make a consultation request on SPARC.


About the Louisiana Clinical and Translational Science (LA CaTS) Center
The LA CaTS Center is comprised of three primary collaborating institutions in the state, including LSU's Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, and Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans – and also includes six research partners: LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, and in New Orleans, Xavier University of Louisiana, Children’s Hospital, Ochsner Health System, Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System, and University Medical Center.  The LA CaTS Center’s vision for Louisiana encompasses the strengths and capacities unique to each member institution and represents a unified, comprehensive approach for targeting prevention, care and research of chronic diseases in the underserved population.  The scholar program is supported in part by U54 GM104940 from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health which funds the Louisiana Clinical and Translational Science Center.  For more information, please visit