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Dr. Jiang He, Joseph S. Copes Chair of Epidemiology at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine was the lead author of a study that showed the vital role of community healthcare workers in treating patients’ high blood pressure.
Community health workers can help lower blood pressure
Community health workers using proactive strategies such as home visits, health coaching, home blood pressure monitoring and other tactics were more successful in helping low-income patients control their hypertension than doctors using traditional approaches, according to new Tulane University...
Apr 18, 2016 - Dee Boling

Dean Pierre Buekens was officially named chair of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health at the organization’s seventh annual meeting held in San Francisco last week. Dr. Buekens will hold the post for two years. “I am honored to lead CUGH over what I know will be an exciting period of...

Apr 08, 2016 - Dee Boling

Dr. Valerie Yeager, assistant professor of Global Health Management and Policy at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, has completed three “edutainment” videos that are being used in eLearning in the South African healthcare environment. These videos are part of a...

Apr 06, 2016 - Dee Boling

Tulane University will lead a $2.25 million effort to improve care coordination in diabetes management, which remains a major public health concern in the United States, especially in Louisiana which reports higher rates of illness and death from diabetes and cardiovascular disease than other...

Mar 15, 2016 -

Our thoughts are with our neighbors in northern and northwest Louisiana who have experienced flooding from last week’s storms. While New Orleans was not significantly impacted by the rain, we are well versed in the devastation high water can cause. If those in our community - faculty, staff, or...

Mar 08, 2016 - Fran Simon

Jonathan Rivers, a Tulane University alumnus who is working with the U.N. World Food Programme, received an innovation award for his work in the Cambodia Country Office. Along with colleagues in Malawi, Pakistan and Uganda, Rivers was recognized for success in introducing new ways of working that...

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