The Tulane MCH/Epi Doctoral Training Program provides stipends to selected MCH/Epi students. This is done in collaboration with the Louisiana Office of Public Health (LaOPH), Maternal and Child Health, Title V Program identifying research priorities that address the maternal and child health needs of Louisiana.
Trainees funded through this program bolster the analytic capacity of the LaOPH, aiding in program planning, development and policy. It is anticipated that they will also join this essential workforce upon their graduation, joining the health department of this state, or other jurisdictions The goals of this program are to:
- Educate doctoral candidates who are competent in the maternal and child health area of public health and trained in the application of epidemiological methods to the conduct of research in the field;
- Foster the enhancement of the capacity of local and state agencies in MCH epidemiology; and
- Enrich schools of public health with competent scholars trained in and devoted to the advancement of MCH epidemiology research.
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.