Public Health Services
Starting a new project?
Improving an existing one?
No time for grant or other writing?
Organizational growing pains?
Need to fill a gap?
Areas of Expertise
Cancer prevention & early detection
Health systems and policy
Collaboration & partnerships
Management & leadership
Organizational development & capacity building
Practice transformation & quality improvement
Monitoring & evaluation
Mentoring and coaching
Writing and editing
Grants and reports
White papers, blogs & articles
Outreach & educational materials
About Dr. Kaufman
Over 25 Years of Public Health Success
I work at the intersection of health systems, policy, and community health. My main focus is eliminating health inequities, which cannot be accomplished without addressing the needs of low-income and minority residents, and the systems that should serve them. With knowledge of both academic and on the ground public health practice, I develop and improve projects, programs, and organizations.
Louisiana Breast and Cervical Health Program
Took over state health department program, and increased the number of low-income, un- and under insured women screened by over 1000% through academic, healthcare system, and community-based partnerships. Contributed to the decrease in mortality rate for Black women in Louisiana. Only state in CDC’s National Breast in and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program to operate outside of the state health department (2002-2010).
Screen Up (Louisiana Colorectal Health Project)
Secured funding for and directed statewide, CDC-funded colorectal cancer screening project. Partnered with federally qualified health centers and other health systems to increase colorectal cancer screening rates. Partner clinics increased screening rates faster than the state average for federally qualified health systems; they averaged an increase of 33% each year (2016-2020).
New Orleans Reserve Medical Corps (2021- Present)
Community Institutional Review Board, Institute of Women & Ethnic Studies, New Orleans, LA (2015-2020)
Chair, Advisory Board, New Orleans Albert Schweitzer Fellowship (2017-2018)
DrPH in Health Policy & Management (2013)
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
MS in Urban Studies (2000)
University of New Orleans
BA in Anthropology (1986)
University of Virginia, Charlottesville
Quality Connect Partner Award (2018)
American College of Physicians
Spirit Award (2009)
American Cancer Society, New Orleans Chapter
Community Health Care Award (2006)
Johnson & Johnson
Selected Public Health Clients
Taking Aim at Cancer in Louisiana (TACL) | Organizational Development, Grant Writing & Program Development
Louisiana Health Communities Coalitions | Community Grant Program Technical Assistance
Screen Up! | Program Development & Improvement, Writing & Evaluation
Baptist Health System/Mid-South NCORP Minority Underserved Consortium | Grant Editor
Louisiana Public Health Institute | Program Development & Grant Writing
Social Impact, Inc. | Institutional Review Board Member