New Student Orientation: Fall 2023

We’ve put together a full program of activities to bring you up to speed as a Tulane SPHTM student!

Also, be sure to check out the Graduate Resource Guide

Thursday, August 17 | Orientation Session: 2:30–6:30 PM Central Time
Time Speakers & Topics
2:30–3:00 PM Check–in

1440 Canal Street, NOLA
Lobby, 1st Floor

3:00–4:00 PM SPHTM and Downtown Health
Sciences Campus Tour

Meet in Collins C. Diboll Gallery - 1st floor
4:00–4:30 PM Dinner

Served in Lobby––1st Floor

4:30–6:30 PM Film Screening

Dean Thomas LaVeist's The Skin You're In

Public health documentary viewing with panel discussion Collins C. Diboll Auditorium 1st floor
Orientation Morning Session: 8:00–11:45 AM Central Time
Time Speakers & Topics
8:00–8:15 AM Join Zoom Room (Online Programs Students)
8:15–9:00 AM Icebreaker (Online Programs Students)
8:00–9:00 AM Registration and Jazz Breakfast

Registration will be in Student Lounges 1st floor

Pick up breakfast in lobby and head into Collins C. Diboll Gallery for a live New Orleans jazz band.

  Welcome Addresses
9:00–9:10 AM Dean Thomas LaVeist, PhD 
SPHTM Dean and Weatherhead Presidential Chair in Health Equity
9:10–9:20 AM Erica Valenzuela, EdD
Assistant Dean for Student Experience
  Special Programming: Racism, Health Equity, and Social Justice 
9:20–10:00 AM 9:20–9:40 AM: Eva Silvestre, PhD
Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Data Strategist

9:40–10:00 AM: Danielle Broussard, PhD, MPH
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Social, Behavioral, and Population Sciences

10:00–10:20 AM Academic Policies and Procedures

Christine Arcari PhD, MPH, CPH
Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Academic Policies and Procedures

10:20–10:30 AM Suzanna Chase, MS
Assistant Dean for Enrollment Management and Admissions
10:30–10:40 AM Break
10:40–10:50 AM Shallene Joseph, MS, MEd, PLPC, NCC
Director, Office of Student Success and Academic Advising
10:50–11:00 AM Leslie Bayonne, MS
Director, Office of Student Experience
OSE Resources
11:00–11:10 AM John Nonnamaker, PhD
Director, SPHTM Office of Career Services
SPHTM CS Resources
11:10–11:20 AM Keith Pickett, MLIS
Library Director, Matas Library of the Health Sciences
11:20–11:30 AM Closing remarks
Erica Valenzuela, EdD

Assistant Dean for Student Experience
11:45  AM–1:00 PM Lunch Break
Departmental Meetings 1:00–3:00 PM Central Time

Please go to the indicated room, or jump on the zoom link. 



Biostatistics and Data Science Room 1610W Join Zoom
Environmental Health Sciences (EHS) Room 1206 Join Zoom
Epidemiology Room 1201  
Health Policy and Management (HPAM) Room 1208 Join Zoom
International Health
and Sustainable Development (IHSD)
Room 1825

Join Zoom

Social, Behavioral and Population Sciences Room 1210  
Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease Room 2341 Join Zoom
Online MPH in Community Health Sciences   Join Zoom
Doctoral Programs Breakout Sessions | 3:00–5:00 PM Central Time

Please go to the indicated room.

Program Room Zoom
Online Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) Room 1708 Join Zoom
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Breakout Room 1203  

Classes begin Monday, August 21, 2023. See you then!