Scholarly Articles on Women's Health

Study links social media use to isolation in young adults

March 31st, 2017 One of the most deeply felt ironies of social media is that it is kind of a lie. The person we pretend to be is disconnected from the person that is; the bustling lives of others we like and scroll… read more

An Analysis of Paid Family and Sick Leave Advocacy in Louisiana: Lessons Learned

September 16th, 2016 Policy Matters, An Analysis of Paid Family and Sick Leave Advocacy in Louisiana: Lessons Learned, by “Phyllis Hutton Raabe, PhD“ and Katherine P. Theall, PhD, of Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, and the Mary Amelia Women’s Center,… read more

Maternal Child Health Journal publishes Pregnancy Intention Study

June 24th, 2016 Recently, Pregnancy Intention and Post-partum Depressive Affect in Louisiana Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System was published in the Maternal Child Health Journal . The article, co-authored1 by Katherine Theall, Ph.D.2, MAC Director; Lauren F. Dunaway2, Research and Evaluation Program Manager… read more

Faculty Spotlight - Dr. Emily Harville

June 23rd, 2016 The April 12, 2010 BP Oil Deep Water Horizon explosion was one of the worst environmental catastrophes in history. The explosion killed 11 men, dispersed 4 million barrels of toxic oil in the Gulf of Mexico affecting waters near Louisiana,… read more

Minnesota Study Finds Fewer Than Half of Breastfeeding Mothers Have Access to Basic Accommodations to Express Breast Milk at Work

October 19th, 2015 A new study from the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota finds that only 40 percent of new mothers who were breastfeeding their babies had access to both adequate break time and private space, which was not… read more

New Orleans Kids, Working Parents, and Poverty

March 5th, 2015 What is the overall condition of New Orleans children? We know that by looking at the data, 39 percent of New Orleans children live in poverty , a full 17 percentage points higher than the US average. We also know… read more

Safe streets lead to more walking and biking to school

January 15th, 2015 More students walk or bike to school when surroundings streets, sidewalks and crosswalks are safe and attractive, according to a Tulane University study published in the Journal of School Health this month. “Our study found a clear connection between features… read more

The Association of Telomere Length With Family Violence and Disruption

June 18th, 2014 The Association of Telomere Length With Family Violence and Disruption (click to read the paper) Authors: Stacy S. Drury, MD, PhD, Emily Mabile, BA, ZoŽ H. Brett, PhD, Kyle Esteves, BA, Edward Jones, BA, Elizabeth A. Shirtcliff, PhD, and Katherine… read more

Partner Support and Impact on Birth Outcomes among Teen Pregnancies in the United States

January 6th, 2014 Partner Support and Impact on Birth Outcomes among Teen Pregnancies in the United States (click to see the original article) Purpose: Despite hypothesized relationships between lack of partner support during a woman’s pregnancy and adverse birth outcomes, few studies have… read more

Prenatal Smoke Exposure May Impact Children's Chromosomes

September 5th, 2013 Prenatal Smoke Exposure May Impact Children’s Chromosomes – Tulane New Wave (click to see the original article) A new study published in the American Journal of Public Health finds prenatal exposure to cigarette smoke can impact parts of chromosomes in… read more

Early Hits and Long-Term Consequences: Tracking the Lasting Impact of Prenatal Smoke Exposure on Telomere Length in Children

August 8th, 2013 Early Hits and Long-Term Consequences: Tracking the Lasting Impact of Prenatal Smoke Exposure on Telomere Length in Children (click to see original article) Authors: Katherine P Theall, PhD, Sarah McKasson, MPH, Emily Mabile, MPH, Lauren F. Dunaway, MPH, and Stacy… read more

Infant Feeding and Childhood Cognition at Ages 3 and 7 Years: Effects of Breastfeeding Duration and Exclusivity

July 29th, 2013 Infant Feeding and Childhood Cognition at Ages 3 and 7 Years: Effects of Breastfeeding Duration and Exclusivity (click to see original article) Authors: Mandy B. Belfort, MD, MPH; Sheryl L. Rifas-Shiman, MPH; Ken P. Kleinman, ScD; Lauren B. Guthrie, MPH;… read more

Neighborhood disorder and telomeres: Connecting children's exposure to community level stress and cellular response

May 1st, 2013 Neighborhood disorder and telomeres: Connecting children’s exposure to community level stress and cellular response (click to see original article) Authors: Katherine P. Theall, Zoe H. Brett, Elizabeth A. Shirtcliff, Erin C. Dunn, Stacy S. Drury Source: Social Science & Medicine,… read more

The Question Is Not: "Is Race or Class More Important?"

December 1st, 2005 The Question Is Not: ‘Is Race or Class More Important?’ (click to see original article) Author: Dr. Paula Braveman Source: Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health (1979-), Vol. 59, No. 12 (Dec., 2005),p. 1029 In this short article, Dr. Braveman… read more