LSU Assistant Professor David Stamps to Present Research on Strategies to Support Louisiana’s Black Communities During COVID-19 at Louisiana COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force on March 26, 2021

March 25, 2021

BATON ROUGE—LSU Manship School of Mass Communication Assistant Professor David Stamps will present new research on the experiences of Louisiana’s Black communities during COVID-19 at the Louisiana COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force meeting Friday, March 26, at 2 p.m. CST. The presentation will be livestreamed at

WHAT: From physical and mental health, economic outcomes and education access to higher hospitalization and mortality rates, the disproportionate effects of COVID-19 on Black communities compared to non-Black counterparts are well documented in existing research. This study—a collaboration between LSU’s Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs and the Louisiana COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force—expands that literature by offering strategies to mitigate those effects. 

WHEN: Friday, March 26, 2021 | 2 p.m. CST

WHERE: Louisiana COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force Meeting 

HOW TO JOIN: Watch the livestream at

INTERVIEW AVAILABILITY: David Stamps will be available for interviews on Thursday, March 25, after 5 p.m. CST and on Friday, March 26, between 9-11:45 a.m. CST, 1-2 p.m. CST and after 5 p.m. CST. 

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The Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs is partnership-driven, action-oriented and dedicated to exploring contemporary issues at the intersection of mass communication and public life. Its interdisciplinary approach draws together experts from diverse fields to advance research and dialogue. The intent is to inspire our communities to think deeply, take action, develop solutions and broaden knowledge. Underlying the Center’s endeavors is to strengthen and advance the Manship School’s national and state leadership in media and politics.

LSU’s Manship School of Mass Communication ranks among the strongest collegiate communication programs in the country, with its robust emphasis on media and public affairs. It offers undergraduate degrees in public relations, journalism, political communication, digital advertising and pre-law, along with four graduate degree programs: master of mass communication, Ph.D. in media and public affairs, certificate of strategic communication, and dual MMC/law degree.