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BIRCWH Faculty Mentoring

Faculty Mentors

Foremost in the BIRCWH support system is the Scholars’ mentors. Mentors provide trainees with the fundamental training and the inter-professional, intellectual and technical research base necessary to produce high caliber Women’s Health researchers. The Lead Mentor has the main responsibility for guiding the Scholar toward research independence, while each mentor of the team is involved in helping the Scholar to develop both hypotheses and research protocols. The Lead Mentor and Scholar develop a written Career Development Plan and timeline that establishes a planned curriculum, the goals of the mentored research experience and milestones to help mark progress.

The pool of faculty mentors at Tulane includes:

Lydia Bazzano, MD, PhD
​Lynda and H. Leighton Steward
Professor in Nutrition
Associate Professor of Epidemiology
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
Department of Epidemiology
Tulane School of Public Health
and Tropical Medicine
BIRCWH 1 Alumnus

Patrick S. Bordnick, PhD, MPH
Dean
Tulane School of Social Work

David Busija, MD, (Hon), PhD

Pierre Buekens, MD, PhD
Professor and Dean
Department of Epidemiology
Tulane School of Public Health and
Tropical Medicine

Jing Chen, MD, MMSc, MSc

Jing Chen, MD, MMSc, MSc
Associate Professor of Medicine
Department of Nephrology &
Hypertension
Tulane School of Medicine
BIRCWH 1 Alumnus

YiPing Chen, PhD

YiPing Chen, PhD
Professor of Cell and Molecular Biology
Tulane Cancer Center Associate Member
Tulane School of Medicine

Jill Daniel, PhD

Jill Daniel, PhD
Professor
Director of Neuroscience Program
Department of Psychology
Tulane School of Science and Engineering

Hong-Wen Deng, PhD
Professor and Edward G. Schlieder Endowed Chair
Department of Global Biostatistics and
Data Science
Tulane School of Public Health and
Tropical Medicine

Samir El Dahr, MD

Samir El Dahr, MD
Professor and Chair
Department of Pediatrics
Tulane School of Medicine

Stacy Drury, MD, PhD

Stacy Drury, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Vice Chair of Research
Department of Pediatrics
Tulane School of Medicine
BIRCWH 3 Alumnus

Vivian Fonseca, MD

Vivian Fonseca, MD
Tullis-Tulane Alumni Chair in Diabetes
Professor of Medicine
Chief, Section of Endocrinology
Tulane School of Medicine

Robert F. Garry, PhD

Robert F. Garry, PhD
Professor of Microbiology & Immunology
Director of MCB Program
Tulane Cancer Center Associate Member
Tulane School of Medicine

L. Lee Hamm, MD, FACP

L. Lee Hamm, MD, FACP
Senior Vice President & Dean
James R. Doty Distinguished Professor and Chair
Department of Medicine
Tulane School of Medicine


Emily Harville, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Epidemiology
Tulane School of Public Health and
Tropical Medicine
BIRCWH 2 Alumnus
 


Jiang He, MD, PhD
Joseph S. Copes Chair and Professor
Department of Epidemiology
Tulane School of Public Health and
Tropical Medicine

S. Michal Jazwinski, PhD

S. Michal Jazwinski, PhD
John W. Deming, MD Regents Chair in Aging
Professor of Medicine and Biochemistry
Director, Tulane Center for Aging
Tulane School of Medicine

 

Tanika Kelly, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Epidemiology
Tulane School of Public Health and
Tropical Medicine
BIRCWH 2 Alumnus

Tonette Krousel-Wood, MD, MSPH
Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology
Associate Provost for the Health Sciences
BIRCWH Principal Investigator and Research Director

Maureen Lichtveld, MD
Professor and Chair
Department of Global Environmental
Health Sciences
Freeport McMoRan Chair of Environmental Policy
Associate Director, Population Sciences, Louisiana Cancer Research Consortium
Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine

Sarah Lindsey, PhD

Franck Mauvais-Jarvis, MD, PhD
Professor
Director of the Tulane Diabetes Research Program
Department of Medicine
Tulane School of Medicine

David Mushatt, MD, MPH & TM

David Mushatt, MD, MPH & TM
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine
Chief, Section of Infectious Diseases
Diretor, Section of Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program
Tulane University School of Medicine

Gabriel Navar, PhD

Gabriel Navar, PhD
Professor and Chair
Department of Physiology
Co-Director, Renal & Hypertension Center
Tulane School of Medicine

Gabriella Pridjian, MD

Gabriella Pridjian, MD
Professor and Chair
Department of Obstetrics
Gynecology
Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics
Tulane School of Medicine

Minolfa C. Prieto, PhD
Minolfa C. Prieto, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Physiology
Tulane School of Medicine
BIRCWH 2 Alumnus

Donald (Diego) Rose, PhD

Donald (Diego) Rose, PhD
Professor, head of Nutrition Section
Department of Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences
Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine

Daniel F. Sarpong, PhD

Daniel F. Sarpong, PhD
Endowed Chair & Director
Center for Minority Health & Health Disparities Research and Education
Xavier University of Louisiana

Lizheng Shi, PhD

Lizheng Shi, PhD
Vice Chair and Regents Professor
Department of Global Health Management and Policy
Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine

Katherine Theall, PhD
Associate Professor
Cecile Usdin Professorship in Women's Health
Director, Mary Amelia Women's Center
Department of Global Community and Health and Behavioral Sciences
Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine

Andrea Zsombok, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Physiology
Tulane School of Medicine
BIRCWH 2 Alumnus

To learn more about Faculty Development and Mentoring Initiatives at Tulane, please visit: http://tulane.edu/provost/Faculty/mentoring/index.cfm