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Karen B. DeSalvo, M.D., M.P.H., M.Sc.
Dr. DeSalvo has been a leader in health sector recovery and health care reform efforts since Hurricane Katrina. Part of this work includes the development of nationally award winning models of neighborhood-based care for low income, uninsured and other vulnerable populations in a city that previously had none. These community health programs grew from innovation born of crises when New Orleans' health care infrastructure flooded and created a clean slate and the opportunity to build a community health network that has become a model for the nation.
She is president of the Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum, is a member of the Louisiana Medical Care Advisory Commission and is vice chair of the Louisiana Health Care Commission. She served as the co-chair for the New Orleans Mayor Elect Mitch Landrieu's Health Care Transition Team and continues as his health policy advisor. Dr. DeSalvo was recognized as a the Woman of Excellence in Health Care by the Louisiana Legislative Women's Caucus for her health care reform efforts in 2008. Under her leadership, the American Association of Medical Colleges for community service recognized the Tulane School of Medicine as one of the top medical schools in the US in 2010.
Dr. DeSalvo is originally from Austin, Texas. She received her bachelor of arts from Suffolk University in Boston, Massachusetts, in biology and political science. She matriculated to Tulane University Health Sciences Center, where she received her medical doctorate and masters of public health. Dr. DeSalvo remained at Tulane for post-graduate training and completed her National Health Service Corps obligation at Charity Hospital in New Orleans. She participated as a fellow in the Program in Clinical Effectiveness and completed a masters in clinical epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health in May of 2002.
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DeSalvo KB, "September 19th, A letter from New Orleans", Ann Intern Med, Vol. 143(12):905-6, December, 2005.
DeSalvo KB, Muntner P, Fox E. "Community-Based Health Care for 'The City that Care Forgot'", J Urban Health. Dec; 82 (4):520-3, Dec 2005.
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