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Panelist Bio


Michael S. Blue, M.D.
Forensic Psychiatrist, Tulane University School of Medicine

Dr. Michael Blue attended Meharry Medical College School of Medicine and graduated with honors. He completed his residency in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He was selected Administrative Chief Resident of the Harvard Medical School (South Shore) Psychiatry Residency Training Program (2009-2010). He received a number of academic awards during his residency training, such as the Harvard Medical School (South Shore) Psychiatry Residency Training Program Best Research Paper Award (2006-2007) and the 360° Professionalism Award (2008-2009). Dr. Blue completed a Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship at Tulane University School of Medicine in 2011. He is the former Associate Training Director of the Tulane University School of Medicine Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship. He is also the former Clinical Director of the Secure Forensic Facility at the Eastern Louisiana Mental Health System Forensic Hospital. He is the current Medical Director and Chief Executive Officer of Visions for Better Health, LLC.

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     02/18 - Drawing the Line: Sexual Harassment in Louisiana

How widespread is the problem in our state? Take the survey!
Governor John Bel Edward’s deputy chief of staff, Johnny Anderson, resigned in November due to allegations of sexual harassment. A month earlier, celebrity chef John Besh stepped down from his restaurant management group after sexual harassment accusations. Charges of sexual misconduct in the workplace against celebrities and government officials made state and national headlines during the last several months of 2017.

How widespread is the problem in our state? Where is the distinction drawn between boorish acts and abusive behavior? Is every circumstance unique or should all offenders be dealt with in the same manner? Louisiana Public Square looks for answers to these questions and more on “Drawing the Line: Sexual Harassment in Louisiana” Wednesday, February 28 at 7 p.m. on LPB and in New Orleans on WLAE. (Recording Tuesday, February 27)

Panelists:
- Sen. Sharon Hewitt, R-Slidell; Senate Select Committee on Women and Children
- Craig Broome; Louisiana Society of Human Resource
- Janice Lansing, Chairperson of Governor Edwards’ Sexual Harassment & Discrimination Policy Task Force
- Allison A. Jones; attorney; Downer, Jones & Wilhite in Shreveport

Robyn Merrick will host.
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