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Panelist Bio


Lauren Richey, M.D.
Infectious Diseases, LSU Health Sciences Center

After receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Dr. Laura Richey went on to receive a Master in Public Health degree from Johns Hopkins University and her medical degree from Thomas Jefferson University. She completed her residency training in internal medicine and her fellowship in infectious diseases at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans. During her fellowship she completed a certificate in Tropical Medicine at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Dr. Richey joined the faculty of the Medical University of South Carolina as an Assistant Professor in 2013 and was promoted to Associate Professor in July of 2017. She joined the faculty of the Section of Infectious Disease, Department of Internal Medicine at the LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans in 2017.

Board certified in internal medicine and infectious diseases, Dr. Richey is an active member of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. She also received her Certificate of Knowledge in Clinical Tropical Medicine and Traveler’s Health through the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. Her clinical interests include general infectious diseases and HIV care. Her research focuses on factors affecting linkage and retention in care for people with HIV. She also has an interest in acute HIV and improving the delivery of care and clinical outcomes for people with HIV.

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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