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Anastasia Gage, professor in the Department of Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, is program director for MOMENTUM

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 gets $4.8 million Gates Foundation grant to help new parents in Africa

A new Tulane University initiative called MOMENTUM aims to help new mothers and their babies in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The project is funded by a $4.8 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. MOMENTUM will provide nursing students training in counseling first-time mothers aged 15-24 and the fathers of their babies on family planning, birth preparedness, newborn care, and gender-equitable attitudes. Anastasia Gage, professor in the Department of Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, is program director for MOMENTUM. Read more>>

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 >>