Tulane University – School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine (TUSPHTM) is committed to advancing public health through learning, research, and practice. It is proud of its internationally respected faculty, its dedicated students, and its resolve to improve health worldwide. The school has more than 1,400 students and 100 in faculty. In 1967, the Division of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine officially became the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. The school is now organized into seven departments: biostatistics, community health sciences, environmental health sciences, epidemiology, health systems management, international health and development, and tropical medicine. Students enroll from more than 60 different countries, and the school remains in the top tier of accredited schools of public health across the country.
TUSPHTM’s goals are to:
- Provide educational opportunities to manage health programs.
- Advance public health knowledge by facilitating conduct of rigorous scientific investigations of public health.
- Improve the health of communities through collaborative public health approaches aimed at disease prevention.
Links to the health workforce crisis
TUSPHTM has a long history of project and program monitoring, evaluation and capacity-building in public health, particularly strengthening health systems including HRH in Africa and elsewhere. In recent years, Tulane has been able to focus its efforts in areas related to human resources development, Health management information system, E-health and capacity building, and meeting other needs of the massive rollout that the health system is undergoing in Sub Saharan Africa. Center for Global Health Equity addresses global health disparities with an interdisciplinary focus and facilitates technical assistance and infrastructure and health system.