Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans
Thomas Luke is a third-year student in the Schools of Medicine and Public Health at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. Prior to his acceptance to medical school, he attended Louisiana State University and majored in microbiology. In addition to pursuing a medical degree, he is simultaneously working toward his master’s in public health, concentrating in behavioral and community health sciences. His research interests include sexual and reproductive health, adolescent medicine, and health communication.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
An Annual Wellness Assessment Tool Developed for Women with Spinal Cord Injuries: An Interprofessional Approach
Background:Women living with Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI) represent the minority (22%) of the population specific to the injury (National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center, 2013). While most health professions are familiar with the changes in strength and sensation below the site of injury (Anjum et al., 2020), individuals diagnosed with SCI experience a diverse set of chronic conditions, such as depression, urinary tract infections, and osteoporosis (Sezer et al., 2015). An interprofessional annual wellness visit specific for women with SCI would provide patient-centered care focused on…