Research Highlights

Hands cupped under water drip in drought conditions

Dr. Shalean Collins to research impact of water insecurity on nutrition outcomes in Palestine

Chief among public health concerns in Palestine has been a significant observable shortage of water, a problem that predates recent events in the Middle East and has gotten much worse over the past several months. The Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine will take on the issue of water insecurity pre- and during conflict in Palestine as a part of a 2024 Palestinian American Research Center Faculty Development Fellowship, awarded to Dr. Shalean Collins, assistant professor in the department of International Health and Sustainable Development. Keep reading >>

A dark side to dark chocolate? New study finds very minimal risk for kids from metals in chocolates

Chocolate lovers may have been alarmed by a 2023 Consumer Reports finding that some dark chocolate brands could contain harmful levels of lead and cadmium. However, a new study by Tulane University published in Food Research International has found that dark chocolate poses no adverse risk for adults and contains nutritionally beneficial levels of essential minerals. Keep reading >>

Research in Peru demonstrates that stigma hinders cervical cancer prevention

Cervical cancer, a preventable disease through vaccination and early detection and management, faces a significant hurdle due to entrenched stigma associated with Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and cervical cancer, according to a recent study published by Dr. Valerie Paz Soldan, associate professor of tropical medicine and infectious disease at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Keep reading >>