shadow_tr
spacer
centers and research
spacer
 


Areas of Research

 

Cardiovascular / Renal Disease

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of mortality worldwide. Chronic kidney disease is an underrecognized and undertreated condition that is a "silent epidemic" in the US population. Tulane offers research and training opportunities in several areas of cardiovascular disease and renal disease. A list of current research projects within the Department is provided in the Research Projects section.

 

Areas of Research  arrow right
Research Projects  arrow right
Publications  arrow right
Research Centers  arrow right

     


Faculty: Gerald S. Berenson, M.D, Wei Chen, M.D., Ph.D., Jeanette Gustat, Ph.D., Jiang He, M.D., Ph.D., Paul Muntner, Ph.D., Sathanur R. Srinivasan, Ph.D., Paul K. Whelton, M.D., M.Sc., Lydia Bazzano, M.D., Ph.D.

 

Infectious Disease

This area provides knowledge and background needed for teaching and investigating the epidemiology of infectious diseases. Emphasis is on the principles and methods that can be applied to infectious diseases caused by various classes of organisms in a variety of settings. A list of current research projects within the Department is provided in the Research Projects section.

Faculty: Susan E. Hassig, Dr.P.H., Patricia Kissinger, Ph.D., Hirut Gebrekristos, Ph.D.

 

Outcome

Outcome research is research on the possible results that may stem from preventive or therapeutic interventions.  Outcome research is conducted often in medical care facilities but also may be conducted in community settings.

Faculty: Marie Krousel-Wood, M.D., MSPH, Paul Muntner, Ph.D.

 

Environmental

This area concentrates on the epidemiology of diseases associated with industrial and other occupational exposures as well as with environmentally induced illness in general. Studies are carried out in conjunction with industry and government and provide excellent opportunities for research.

Faculty: Felicia Rabito, Ph.D.

 

Reproductive Epidemiology

This area of research covers the broad themes of the determinants, consequences of reproductive and perinatal health and the strategies for prevention and control of reproductive and perinatal disorders. Studies are carried out in multidisciplinary approaches, with marked interactions between Obstetrics, Maternal and Child Health, Women's Health, Pediatrics and International Health. Current research projects include etiology and prevention of adverse pregnancy and birth outcomes such as pregnancy-induced hypertension/preeclampsia, preterm birth and low birth weight, fetal and neonatal growth and its potential influence on health later in life, international comparisons of perinatal and maternal mortality, and improving perinatal health care in developing countries especially in Latin America.

Faculty: Pierre Buekens, M.D., Ph.D. Xu Xiong, M.D., Dr.P.H. Emily Harville, Ph.D.

 

Genetic Epidemiology

With the completion of the Human Genome Project, vast opportunities are now available to evaluate the interaction between genes and the environment and how this relationship affects the biological processes that underlie disease. A list of current research projects within the Department is provided in the Research Projects section.

Faculty: Gerald S. Berenson, M.D. Wei Chen, M.D., Ph.D. Jiang He, M.D., Ph.D., Tanika Kelly, Ph.D., Jinying Zhao, M.D., Ph.D., Shengxu Li, Ph.D.

 

Molecular Epidemiology

As more information is determined regarding the molecular basis of disease, we are able to ask much more powerful research questions that utilize molecular analysis of some of the intermediate states in the disease process.  These allow better assessment of risk, progression and intervention in the disease process. A list of current research projects within the Department is provided in the Research Projects section.

Faculty: Prescott Deininger,  Ph.D. Jiang He, M.D., Ph.D., Astrid Engel, Ph.D.

 

Cancer Epidemiology

Cancer continues to be one of the major health risks world wide.  There is now extensive evidence of the environmental and genetic contributions to cancer, as well as the molecular mechanisms that contribute to cancer.  Cancer epidemiology studies are now able to integrate all of these factors into more complex questions regarding risk factors and trends in cancer.  A list of current research projects within the Department is provided in the Research Projects section.

Faculty: Prescott Deininger,  Ph.D. Astrid Engel,  Ph.D.,  Aaron Hoffman, Ph.D.

 

spacer

Department of Epidemiology, 1440 Canal Street, Suite 2000, New Orleans, LA 70112, 504-988-6809 tcarter1@tulane.edu