Tag Archives: community health sciences

Alumni Notes Spring/Summer 2014

HARMONY R. ALLISON, MD (MCH MPH ’97) is an associate professor of medicine at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, Mass., where she lives with her husband and 3-year-old daughter. She fondly remembers her Peace Corps service in Burkina Faso, West Africa, … Continue reading

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Crime and Violence in the Community: Public Health Solutions May Be the Answer

Headlines ring with the assertion that violent crime is epidemic – and researchers at the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine are responding as they apply classic public health approaches to stop the transmission of violence. All this in … Continue reading

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Let the Toilet Revolution Begin

Never underestimate a Tulane public health student. Although students carry a full load of classes coupled with practica and research opportunities, many can’t wait until graduation to make a difference in the world. Such is the case with the students … Continue reading

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SPHTM Expands Efforts in Latin America and the Carribean

Cuba Summer Program Resumes in May Thanks to a successful trip to Cuba in December by a Tulane delegation of faculty and  administrators from public health, science and engineering, and the provost’s office, the  university will expand its existing relationship … Continue reading

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Sex Education Goes Online

Two faculty at the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine are devising an online campaign aimed at 18- and 19- year-old African American girls in New Orleans with the goal of preventing unintended pregnancy and promoting personal responsibility. Two-thirds … Continue reading

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Getting It Done in Haiti

Cholera outbreaks, disputed elections, civil unrest and earthquakes are unlikely to deter the commitment of Tulane researchers to improving the infrastructure of Haiti. Tulane’s staying power is due in part to the way in which researchers work within the country. … Continue reading

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Grants Extend PRC’s Reach

By Keith Brannon The Prevention Research Center (PRC) at Tulane University secured two recent grants that will support research, communications, and advocacy to improve access to healthy foods and provide opportunities for physical activity in New Orleans. In December, the … Continue reading

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Alumna Takes Local Experience to Africa

Jennifer Price is a 2009 graduate with a degree in community health sciences. Since earning her degree, however, Price has been living in Niger working for Samaritan’s Purse, an international Christian relief agency. We caught up with her to find out what … Continue reading

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A Global View of Adolescent Sexual Behavior

By Laura Horne “The health of individuals is highly contextual, impacted by many environmental factors,” says Aubrey Spriggs Madkour. “CHS places a focus on local environments with the understanding that it’s impacted by broader, global forces.” This idea influenced her research … Continue reading

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Globally Speaking

By Deirdre Boling Global health. Two little words that get a lot of attention. They appear in our standard tagline, a commitment to global health; in our centennial tagline Century of Commitment to Global Health; and as the name of … Continue reading

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