New Orleans Fellows & Projects

2021-2022 Cohort

Jonathan Allotey
Tulane University School of Medicine and School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine

Jonathan and Marcus are addressing prostate cancer disparities among Black men in New Orleans by developing a health literacy program focusing on the benefits of prostate cancer screening measures such as prostate-specific antigen (PSA) and germline testing for hereditary prostate cancer. In addition to providing educational workshops on prostate cancer screening measures, the program plans to partner with the Tulane Cancer Center to provide PSA screenings to Black men in New Orleans.

 Marcus Moses
Tulane University School of Medicine

Will Boles
LSUHSC School of Medicine

Lauren and Will are addressing the social and psychological needs of justice-involved women by establishing a peer support group curriculum for justice-involved women. This program will offer a space for women to learn from each other and heal from previous traumas through discussion via a curriculum written by Ms. Dolfinettte Martin, a community leader for justice-involved women and girls.

Community Partners: Southern Women with Amazing Purpose and Operation Restoration



Lauren Nguyen
Tulane University School of Medicine and School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine

Jynx Frederick
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine

Jynx is addressing out-of-hospital Citizen CPR hesitation; an issue that disproportionately affects women and can wield the poorest outcomes for women of color, and other vulnerable individuals with a high-risk of cardiac arrest as a result of gender bias, racial bias, and COVID-19 transmission anxiety. Jynx seeks to establish a “Bias in CPR” awareness program to incorporate into CPR training for non-healthcare professionals throughout the New Orleans area through the use of awareness education materials and bias awareness training that address existing gender and racial biases in bystander CPR administration, as a well as an educational component adapted to address COVID-19 transmission anxiety that could result in CPR hesitancy among providers of out-of-hospital citizen CPR.

Community Partner: Heartbeat NOLA

Lisa Kam
LSUHSC School of Public Health

Lisa is addressing relationship abuse among adolescents in New Orleans by implementing the Safe Dates Program. A prevention-focused project, the program will incorporate an evidence-based curriculum for teens to identify red flags in relationships, avoid coercive situations, and foster awareness of internet abuse following the COVID-19 pandemic.

Grant Rauterkus
Tulane University School of Medicine

Grant is addressing determinants of healthy aging by connecting older adults in New Orleans to free, personalized communication solutions. In so doing, the project aims to promote social participation, and mitigate the myriad health risks associated with untreated hearing loss. 

Community Partner: New Orleans People Program