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Dr. Jiang He (left) and Dr. Marie “Tonette” Krousel-Wood will lead the study to enlist community health centers to help low-income patients more aggressively manage high blood pressure. Photo by Paula Burch-Celentano.

Research is an integral part of who we are at SPHTM. Our faculty conduct timely, important research to address global health concerns and to discover the why behind many of the health issues that plague populations. Each department has a number of strengths, research niches, where they stand out among their peers. Research also goes hand in hand with what happens in the classroom. Students learn directly from faculty who are actively conducting research, and students are encouraged to get involved in research opportunities. Indeed, it is a critical part of our goals as a school to advance public health knowledge through rigorous evidence-based scientific investigation.

Research Highlights

Tulane University awarded $6.28 million to study blood pressure control in low-income patients

The National Institutes of Health has awarded Tulane University a five-year, $6.28 million grant to test ways to best implement new guidelines to more aggressively manage high blood pressure in adults, especially among low-income patients at high risk for cardiovascular disease. Read more>>

New Tulane University drug effective against malaria

Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine researchers have developed a new drug that is effective against non-severe cases of malaria, according to results from an FDA-supervised clinical trial published online in The Lancet Infectious Diseases. Read more >>

Tulane finds childhood asthma may lead to thickening of left ventricle in adulthood

Young adults with a history of asthma are at a greater risk of thickening of the left ventricle, which can cause shortness of breath, chest pain, fainting, and eventually lead to heart failure, according to research from the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine published in JACC: Heart Failure. Read more>>