Karis Schoellmann    

Karis Schoellmann, MPH
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
1440 Canal Street, Suite 2300
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 988-2015
Fax: (504) 988-3540


Research Interests:

Social marketing; health communication


Educational Background:

  • MPH, Tulane University and Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany
  • BS, Tulane University, Newcomb College and University of Hamburg, Germany

Professional Achievements

  • Project director/ health communication specialist, Louisiana Office of Public Health, Maternal and Child Health Section, 1993
  • Director of clinic services, Planned Parenthood of Louisiana, Inc, 1991-1992
  • Director of operations, Planned Parenthood of Louisiana, Inc., 1988-1991
  • Clinic director, Planned Parenthood of Louisiana., Inc., 1986-1988

Courses Taught:

  • CHSC 603 Health Behavior/Risk Reduction
  • CHSC 621 Health Communication: Theory and Principles
  • CHSC 626 Introduction to Social MarketingPersonal Statement:

Personal Statement:

I began my career at Planned Parenthood of Louisiana, where I functioned in several roles, including as director of clinic services and as director of operations. In 1993, I repositioned myself to make more use of my health communication/education training and began working with the community health sciences department here at the Tulane. I hold a joint appointment with Tulane and with the Louisiana Office of Public Health in the maternal and child health section. At the Office of Public Health, I direct and oversee several health communication projects, particularly as relate to maternity and women's health issues. One such project is a statewide social marketing campaign called Partners for Healthy Babies. This project uses many different communication channels, including the media, to encourage women to seek out early prenatal care and practice healthy behaviors. 


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