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Panelist Bio


Betty Muller, M.D.
Child Psychiatrist and Lafourche Parish School System consultant, Tulane School of Medicine

Betty Muller, M.D., is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Tulane University School of Medicine. She has been a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist since 1984 and is Board Certified in Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Dr. Muller received her undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University and graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine in 1978. She traveled to Tennessee to complete her psychiatry training at Vanderbilt Medical Center and then went to Denver to complete her Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Training. Dr. Muller returned to Tulane University Medical Center to join the psychiatry faculty in 1984.

Since 1984, Dr.Muller has been a Child and Adolescent psychiatric consultant in a wide variety of settings which include: schools in Orleans and Lafourche Parishes, mental health centers , Child and Adolescent Psychiatric inpatient units, school based health clinics, LA State residential facilities for the developmentally delayed and disabled, and intensive outpatient treatment and support programs for people with developmental disabilities. From 1985-2004, Dr. Muller was the Training Director for the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Training Program at Tulane.

Dr. Muller lives in New Orleans with her husband and 2 sons. She is an active member of her community and neighborhood.

Current Topic


     05/18 - News About the News

How can viewers distinguish between fact and fake news and is social media blurring the difference?
According to the 2018 Louisiana Survey, when it comes to trusting news organizations, more Louisiana residents put their faith in local media than national media outlets. Despite that trust, only 36 percent of the state’s news consumers say local news deals fairly with both sides.

So, why is there so much mistrust of the news media? What role has the downsizing of traditional media played in creating a gap in coverage and possibly, community trust? Where are consumers primarily getting their news? And, how can viewers distinguish between fact and fake news and is social media blurring the difference? Louisiana Public Square looks for answers to these questions and more on “News about the News” airing Wednesday, May 23 at 7pm on LPB and in New Orleans on WLAE. (Recording Tuesday, May 22)

Our panelists are:
• Len Apcar, Wendell Gray Switzer Jr. Endowed Chair in Media Literacy, LSU Manship School
• Jarvis DeBerry, Deputy Opinion Editor, New Orleans Times-Picayune
• Peter Kovacs, Editor, The Advocate
• Lance Porter, Director, LSU Social Media Analysis & Creation Lab

LPB CEO, Beth Courtney and journalist and political historian, Bob Mann moderate the discussion. The program features interviews with Michael Henderson, director of the LSU Public Policy Research Lab; Ray Pingree, Associate Professor wth the LSU Manship School of Communication; John DeSantis, Senior Staff Writer for The Houma Times and Judi Terzotis, president of The Advocate.

Louisiana Public Square can also be heard on public radio stations WRKF in Baton Rouge; Red River Radio in Shreveport and Monroe; and WWNO in New Orleans. Check their station websites for schedule.
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