Elizabeth Brew, B.S.
3rd Year Medical Student
LSUHSC New Orleans School of Medicine
Liz Brew is a 3rd year medical student at LSUHSC New Orleans, has been on the New Orleans Adolescent Reproductive Health Project board for 3 years, and has been co-chair for the past year. During that time, she has edited the high school curriculum and created a new curriculum on drug and alcohol use in adolescents. Outside of NOARHP, she has presented research on sexual abuse in 13-year-olds with mental health illnesses at the Southern Regional Meeting. Her work has been recognized with the Interprofessional Student Alliance (IPSA) Leadership Award, the highest honor given for interprofessional work at LSUHSC.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

The New Orleans Adolescent Reproductive Health Project is a community service project that provides free comprehensive reproductive health education to adolescents in the local New Orleans community. The organization operates as an interprofessional student-run entity, where different professions such as nursing, medicine, PhD, and public health collaborate to achieve a common goal. The academic programs are brought together through the assistance of the Interprofessional Student Alliance (IPSA) at LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, an organization that supports extracurricular…
Louisiana ranked sixth in birth rates among women 15-19 years old in the U.S. in 2016. Louisiana residents ages 15-24 account for 50% of all new STDs while representing only 25% of the state's sexually experienced population. Reproductive health education has been shown to improve reproductive health outcomes. The aims of this study were to improve reproductive health knowledge among adolescents in the New Orleans community and to improve interprofessional collaboration and confidence in discussing reproductive health topics among healthcare students. Pretests and posttests were administered…