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Barbara Weis, MD, a 1987 graduate of the School of Medicine and the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, directs Sante Total, a U.S.– based group that operates a temporary clinic in Jacsonville, Haiti. (Photo by Tracey Brown)

You can always count on SPHTM alumni to be active, involved, and taking the lead. 

Alum advises grads to have patience with their careers

More than 30 years after Barbara Weis, MD, graduated from Tulane, she finally started to pursue the career that she originally envisioned for herself in international health. After she served in the Peace Corps in Togo, West Africa, and then attended medical school, she expected to return to a developing country. Marriage to a research physicist changed that, prompting an unexpected route through New York and Baltimore. Since 2010, she has directed Sante Total, a U.S.– based group that operates a temporary clinic in Jacsonville, Haiti. Read more>>

CDC director, Tulane alumna Debra Houry discussed opioid crisis

On Friday, April 20, the MD/MPH Program, co-sponsored by the Tulane schools of medicine and public health and tropical medicine, hosted a presentation on the opioid epidemic by Debra Houry, MD, MPH, director of the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Read more >>

Alumnus Dylan Podson is putting his MPH hard-skills to use in global settings

Dylan Podson (MPH '12) is living in Beijing with CDC-China and working hands-on with the ever-changing President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief program (PEPFAR). Given that millions of individuals have already been tested, placed on treatment, and carry undetectable viral loads, this timing presents Podson with a unique opportunity to combine his psycho-social background with the MPH’s “hard skills” (such as monitoring & evaluation) to design sustainable programs targeting key populations. Read more>>

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