Innovations in Public Health Research and Practice Seminar

April 20th, 2017


Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 1440 Canal Street, New Orleans LA 70112

The Tulane Prevention Research Center presents the Spring Innovations in Public Health Research & Practice Seminar Series…

Featuring Marsha Broussard, MPH, DrPH, Director of the New Orleans Health Department

This seminar is free and open to the public.

Prior to being appointment by Mayor Mitch Landrieu to head the New Orleans Health Department in December 2016, Dr. Broussard was employed at the Louisiana Public Health Institute (LPHI) from July 2007 to September 2016. While she was Director of the School and Adolescent Health Portfolio, she generated over $20 million in funding to support community collaborations, establishing the School Health Connection program and the 4Real Health Program. These programs aimed to support vulnerable students in successful educational completion, focusing on eliminating health barriers that interrupt education including unplanned pregnancies.
Dr. Broussard has prioritized working with schools to adopt policies and practices to expand and enhance age-appropriate, medically-accurate comprehensive sexual education. Dr. Broussard’s former public health practices were associated with reducing infant mortality in Orleans Parish, and expanding community-based primary health care and building rural health capacity statewide. Dr. Broussard earned an A.B. in Anthropology from Stanford University (1978), a Masters of Public Health from the University of Michigan (1983), and a Doctor of Public Health degree from Tulane University, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine (2013).

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

The Tulane PRC 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. Funding for this seminar was made possible in part by the CDC, the Phyllis M. Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking, and Tulane University Office of Academic Affairs. 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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