Dr. Thomas LaVeist, dean of the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, announced today that Dr. Ronald Blanton has been named as chair of the Department of Tropical Medicine. He will also become the William G. Vincent Professor in Tropical Diseases and Hygiene. Dr. Blanton is a medical doctor specializing in tropical medicine and global health. He comes to Tulane from Case Western Reserve University’s School of Medicine where he has served as a professor of international health in the Center for Global Health and Diseases and an adjunct professor in Population Health and Quantitative Sciences (formerly Epidemiology and Biostatistics).
For the fifth consecutive year, Tulane University is the No. 1 graduate school nationwide in producing Peace Corps volunteers, with a total of 20 students volunteers for 2019.
95% of graduates find jobs or continue education within a year following graduation
Founded in 1912, Tulane SPHTM is the oldest school of public health in the U.S.