Our Strategic Challenges
LSU will provide solutions that improve health, wellbeing and longevity.
Improving Health and Wellbeing
LSU will positively impact the health and wellbeing of citizens in Louisiana and across the globe by researching, creating, and implementing a comprehensive One Health Initiative—an endeavor that encompasses the health of humans, animals, and the environment in which they exist.
Enhance Louisiana Health and Wellbeing
LSU will apply its expertise to benefit Louisiana citizens through education, disease screening and prevention, environmental conservation and preservation, and data collection.
Support LSU and Community Health
LSU will embody and promote comprehensive wellness while creating partnerships that foster environmentally sustainable living.
Louisiana cancer rates are higher than the national average, one in six Louisianans have diabetes, and more than one-third of adults in the state are obese. How these issues are addressed today will have a profound effect on our future population in the state and across the nation. These issues impact quality of life for our citizens and deal a significant blow to our economy.
LSU is at the forefront of medical research in all of these areas and more. Our scientific discoveries, including those at the LSU Pennington Biomedical Research Center and LSU Health Sciences Centers, have helped positively change how America addresses health needs, nutrition, and preventative care.