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MCH\Epidemiology Doctoral Training Program

The Tulane MCH\Epidemiology Doctoral Training Program provides stipends to selected MCH\Epidemiology doctoral students who have completed their comprehensive exams. Stipends support dissertation research, travel and training in Social Determinants of Health, Life Course Theory, and Implementation Science over a two to three year period. Training is done in collaboration with the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH), Bureau of Family Health (including Title V Program) to build capacity to address the maternal and child health needs of Louisiana.

Trainees funded through this program bolster the analytic capacity of the Bureau, aiding in program planning, development and policy. It is anticipated that they will also join this essential workforce upon their graduation, joining state health departments nationally or in other national and international jurisdictions. The goals of this program are to:

  • Educate doctoral candidates who are competent in maternal and child health leadership and trained in the application of epidemiologic methods to conducting research in the MCH field;
  • Foster the enhancement of the capacity of local and state agencies in MCH epidemiology; and
  • Contribute to the knowledge and empirical evidence base of MCH epidemiology practitioners

This program is funded by Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology Doctoral Training Program (Grant #T03MC07649) to meet the goals of training the MCH workforce and to enhance the epidemiologic capacity for assessment, planning, and delivery of health services to the MCH population.

Stay tuned for the call for applications each May, August and December.

Stipends are available for doctoral students with an MCH/Epi dissertation focus.