The Caregiver

Author: Notre Dame Magazine

Dr. Jennifer Avegno ’93 doesn’t just want to treat disease, she wants to tackle the root problems which make people sick. This philosophy drives her work as director of the New Orleans Health Department, where she addresses the wide range of factors, beyond medical care alone, that influence people’s wellness. Avegno joined The Endless Conversation to talk about Louisiana, her work as an ER doctor, and how health officials prepare for annual events like Mardi Gras and emergencies like coronavirus.