BY AGE 60, Dr. Jane Bertrand, professor of health policy and management, had clocked over 20 years as a faculty member at the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, as well as another eight at Johns Hopkins. She was itching for a new kind of challenge. Bertrand had traveled extensively overseas but not much in the U.S. west…Keep Reading Jane Bertrand Reaches for the Highest Point
PUBLIC HEALTH IS PART OF TULANE’S DNA. In 1834 the university was founded as the Medical College of Louisiana in response to public health threats plaguing New Orleans, like yellow fever, small pox, and cholera. In 1912 the School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine was the very first school of its kind in the United States. In myriad ways, public…Keep Reading Tulane Undergraduate Public Health: 10 years and going strong!
IT WAS 1967. Just the year before, more than 23 million elderly and impoverished Americans had enrolled in the newly enacted Medicare and Medicaid programs, and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation continued towards its goal of professionalizing the management of hospitals. In that year, Tulane was one of only three universities awarded a Kellogg grant to establish a program in health…Keep Reading Health Policy and Management: Building on the past to realize the future
In July the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine welcomed Thomas LaVeist as the 15th dean of the school. LaVeist was also named the Weatherhead Presidential Chair in Health Equity, the university’s first endowed presidential chair created to support the recruitment of exceptional, internationally recognized scholars whose work transcends and bridges traditional academic disciplines. “Thomas LaVeist is…Keep Reading Tulane SPHTM Welcomes a New Dean
WHEN TOM FARLEY TOOK OVER as Commissioner of the Philadelphia Department of Public Health in 2016, the Philadelphia Business Journal labeled him an “out of the box thinker” based on his previous work in New York City’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. He is living up to the moniker with his recommendations to contain the opioid crisis in Philadelphia.…Keep Reading Tom Farley: Bold ideas for addressing Philly’s opioid crisis