Innovations in Public Health Research and Practice Seminar

April 11th, 2018

12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Diboll Auditorium, 1st Floor, Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 1440 Canal Street, New Orleans LA 70112


Please join the Tulane Prevention Research Center for the Spring 2018 Innovations in Public Health Research and Practice Seminar Series:

“Prevention of Diabetes in India: What evidence is there for scale-up?”

Wednesday, April 11, 2018, from 12-1:30 p.m. in the Diboll Auditorium, 1st Floor, Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 1440 Canal Street, New Orleans

Featuring Brian Oldenburg, PhD, MPsych, Director of the Centre for Health Equity, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne, Australia.

Seminar description: It is already the case that in a number of states of India, including Kerala State, at least three quarters of all annual deaths are caused by non-communicable diseases, such as diabetes, heart disease, respiratory diseases and cancers. While these alarming statistics require urgent action by policymakers and program implementers, the evidence about what to do is still quite limited. Our international research team has been collaborating with colleagues in Kerala State over a number of years to adapt, implement and evaluate an innovative approach using community-based peer lead lifestyle groups for diabetes prevention in Kerala’s rural communities. The findings from a recently completed randomized trial of the Kerala Diabetes Prevention Program are very encouraging and we are now investigating the scalability of this approach throughout the state of Kerala and the rest of rural India. We are also investigating how such an approach might also be adapted to rural communities in countries like USA and Australia.

This seminar is free and open to the public. A recording will be made available afterward on the Tulane PRC’s YouTube channel.

Questions? Contact Naomi Englar at or 504-988-7410.

The Tulane Prevention Research Center is a member of the Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research Centers Program, supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), under cooperative agreement #U48DP005050. The views expressed in written seminar materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

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