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Research Centers help to maximize the efforts of faculty who are researching similar or complementary issues. Through a variety of grants and other funding instruments, research centers are focused on broad or sometimes more narrow topics, and can be found across the school or specific to one department. Centers are often partnerships with other schools and entities, and many are very active within communities here in New Orleans.  

Center for Applied Environmental Public Health (CAEPH): CAEPH uses a multidisciplinary approach to assess the impact of environmental agents on human CAEPH is a leader in distance education for degree programs and professional development.

Tulane Center for Bioinformatics and Genomics (CBG): This center promotes bioinformatics, computational biology, genomics, functional genomics (including transcriptomics and proteomics), epigenomics, system biology, and translational research of human complex diseases/traits with the goal of accelerating the pace of scientific discovery, reducing mortality and improving the quality of life.

Center for Applied Malaria Research and Evaluation (CAMRE): Established in 2013, CAMRE’s mission is to maximize the public health impact of malaria programs by applying innovative and interdisciplinary research tools to solve current and expected challenges in malaria elimination, with ongoing applied malaria research in Haiti, Zambia, Mali, Tanzania, Ethiopia and Zanzibar

Center for Emerging Reproductive Perinatal Epidemiology (CERPE):  This center facilitates collaborations with colleagues across the globe to advance research on reproductive perinatal epidemiology. Emerging research issues include congenital Chagas disease, dengue and pregnancy, disasters and pregnancy, and novel indicators of chronic stress and weathering, implementation research, and mHealth. 

Center for Gulf Coast Environmental Health Research, Leadership and Strategic Initiatives: Funded by NIH for community-based research, the center facilitates collaborative research and the transfer of information with community-based organizations along the Gulf Coast.

Center for Global Health Equity: The Center for Global Health Equity addresses global health disparities with an interdisciplinary focus and facilitates technical assistance, particularly in the areas of monitoring and evaluation.

Center for Studies of Displaced Populations (CSDP): The center supports several studies focused on individuals and families in transition, with the phe principal one being "Demographic and Health Disparities in Recovery from Hurricane Katrina: KATRINA@10.”

Health Systems Analytics Research Center (HSARC): HSARC is a collaboration between the Louisiana Public Health Institute and the Tulane University Department of Global Health Management and Policy, and offers the capacity to design, collect, and analyze statistical data and the strategic expertise to define how those analytic outcomes can be applied given the context of our multi-level health care system. 

Health Office for Latin America (HOLA): Building upon Tulane's historical ties to Latin America, the SPHTM maintains a health office in Lima, Peru, to facilitate research in South and Central America and Mexico.

Mary Amelia Douglas-Whited Community Women’s Health Education Center (MAC): The Mary Amelia Center seeks to reduce inequities in women’s health and enhance health and well-being through community building for health, interdisciplinary research (health promotion and determinants research), advocacy, and leadership development.

MEASURE Evaluation Project Phase IV: MEASURE Evaluation is a partnership among: Carolina Population Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Palladium Group, ICF, John Snow, Inc., Management Sciences for Health, and Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine currently in Phase IV with the mandate to strengthen health systems in low-resource settings.

Tulane Center for Lifespan Epidemiology Research (CLER): The mission of CLER is to discover and develop knowledge to maintain health and prevent disease in individuals and populations across the lifespan. CLER brings together population research expertise ranging from maternal and child health to genetics and epigenetics, chronic diseases (especially cardiovascular to aging outcomes.

Tulane Global Research Data Center (GRDC): GRDC provides data center function which consolidate data capture and management resources within a secure core facility that provides a restricted access location for data management activities.

Tulane Hypertension and Renal Center of Excellence: Composed of faculty from multidisciplinary fields, this center dedicated to investigative efforts, patient care, and public education in the crucial areas of hypertension and kidney diseases. Emphasis is placed on translating basic science discoveries to the clinical arena.

Tulane Office of Global Health: The Office of Global Health creates new educational and research opportunities in global health for Tulane students and fosters interdisciplinary, collaborative research opportunities for faculty. The Tulane Office of Global Health includes representation from four participating schools within Tulane University: the School of Medicine, the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, the School of Science and Engineering, and the School of Social Work. Additionally, the Office of Global Health has collaborative relationships with international organizations from a variety of countries, including Argentina, China, Mali, Peru, and Thailand. 

Tulane Obesity Research Center (TUORC): TUORC is a university-wide group of investigators dedicated to excellence in obesity research using systems epidemiological and clinical approaches. A particular focus of the center is a greater understanding of the complex interactions of human genomics, metabolomics, epigenomics, and gut microbiome with diet and lifestyle in determining obesity risk and weight management in the context of population cohorts and intervention trials.

Tulane University Office of Health Research: Tulane University Office of Health Research is a 5000 square foot clinical research facility. Several NIH-sponsored research projects are conducted in this clinical research facility.

Tulane Prevention Research Center (PRC): The Tulane PRC is one of 26 prevention research centers and has been funded by the CDC for community-based participatory research since 1998. The PRC mission is to reduce/prevent obesity in the Greater New Orleans Area by addressing the physical and social environmental factors that influence diet and physical activity.

Tulane Translational Science Institute (TUTSI): TUTSI aims to promote and increase high-impact clinical, translational, and implementation research at Tulane University and Louisiana by developing and nurturing successful competitive independent investigators engaged in clinical, translational, and implementation research.