The vision of the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine Health Office for Latin America (HOLA), based in Lima, Peru, is to foster and promote collaborative public health research in Latin America between Tulane faculty and their Latin American research counterparts.
The mission is improve global health through research and education of the next generation of public health researchers and professionals. Through mentorship and opportunities to participate in research projects in Latin America, this office provides faculty and students with unique opportunities to collaborate with Latin American colleagues and on projects based in Latin America.
One aim of HOLA is to serve as a resource and guide for Tulane faculty and students who are interested in initiating research or other types of educational activities in Latin America. Students interested in summer research opportunities, practicum experiences, and independent study time in Latin America are encouraged to contact the HOLA Director for guidance.
The main research areas being conducted through the Health Office for Latin America focuses on emerging infectious diseases and cervical cancer prevention. Moreover, some of the HOLA health projects focus on the intersection between human, animal and animal health: planetary health. Through collaborations with colleagues from multiple disciplines – ecology, medicine, veterinary sciences, geography – our research focuses on health issues within their setting and context.
Valerie A. Paz Soldán, PhD, MPH
Director, Tulane Health Office for Latin America
Associate Professor, Department of Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences
Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
Calle Perez Roca 148A, Dpto 301, Barranco
Telf: (+51-1) 418-7404
Celular: (+51) 94020-6810
Affiliated Tulane Researchers Working In Latin America
Current Affiliated Post-docs, Research Associates, and Students