The Tulane MCH/Epidemiology Doctoral Training Program provides stipends to selected MPH/Epidemiology doctoral students who have completed their comprehensive exams. Stipends support dissertation research, travel, and training in Social Determinants of Health, Life Course Theory, and Implementation Science over a two to three year period. Training is done in collaboration with the Louisiana Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Family Bureau (including Title V Program) to build capacity to address the maternal and child health needs of Louisiana.

Trainees funded through this program bolster the analytic capacity of the Bureau, aiding in program planning, development, and policy.  It is anticipated that they will also join this essential workforce upon their graduation, joining state health departments nationally or in other national and international jurisdictions. The goals of this program are to:

  • Educate doctoral candidates who are competent in the maternal and child health leadership and trained in the application of epidemiological methods to conducting research in the MCH field;
  • Foster the enhancement of the capacity of local and state agencies in MCH epidemiology; and
  • Contribute to the knowledge and empirical evidence base of MCH epidemiology practitioners

This program is funded by HRSA MCHB. to meet the goals of training the MCH workforce and to enhance the epidemiologic capacity for assessment, planning, and delivery of health services to the MCH population.


Stay tuned for the call for applications each May, August, and December.

Stipends of $12,500 are available for doctoral students with an MCH/Epi dissertation focus.



GCHBS, 1440 Canal Street, Suite 2301, New Orleans, LA 70112, 504-988-5391