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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
Chronic disease
Health inequities
Women's health
Health systems and policy
Community health
Collaboration & partnerships
Management & leadership


Project planning

Project implementation

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. 

Battle Tested


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

Louisiana Comprehensive Cancer Control Program | Policy & Statewide Cancer Plan

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


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