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Pierre Buekens, MD, PhD

W.H. Watkins Professor

Director of the Center for Emerging Reproductive and Perinatal Epidemiology
1440 Canal St., Rm 1820
Dean Pierre Buekens

Education & Affiliations

PhD, Epidemiology and Public Health, Free University of Brussels
Certification in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Free University of Brussels
MD, Free University of Brussels
MPH, Free University of Brussels


Pierre Buekens' research focuses on reproductive epidemiology, including neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) and pregnancy, and he is the director of the Tulane Center for Emerging Reproductive and Perinatal Epidemiology (CERPE). His current research spans Chagas disease in Argentina, syphilis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Zambia, and Zika virus in Honduras. He has worked extensively in Latin America and together with other researchers, he co-founded Trop-G, a collaboration working to control and eliminate NTDs in high-risk areas around the Gulf of Mexico.

Research Areas

  • Perinatal epidemiology
  • Randomized controlled trials
  • Neglected tropical diseases

Honors & Awards

  • Adjunct Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine, Tulane University
  • Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics - Tropical Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
  • Corresponding Member, Royal Academy of Medicine of Belgium
  • Honorary Degree, Anton de Kom University of Suriname, Faculty of Medical Sciences, 2010
  • Mentoring Award, Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research (SPER), 2018


Review Dr. Buekens' publications at his NCBI profile page.


SPHL 6020 Foundations in Public Health