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Research Assistants Needed
The Prevention Research Center is seeking two graduate research assistants to work approximately 10 hours per week ($12/hour) on a new project focused on developing community leadership to address health disparities in New Orleans. Duties will include curriculum development support, managing IRB applications, event planning, participant recruitment, data management, and conducting participant interviews.
Interested students should send a brief description of their interest and a resume/CV to Dr. Ashley Wennerstrom at by 5 p.m. Sept. 30, 2015.
Ashley Wennerstrom, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor
Director, Louisiana Community Health Worker Institute
Tulane University School of Medicine
1555 Poydras St., Suite 853
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: 504-988-4007; Fax: 504-988-8252

Work Study Students Needed for Tulane PRC Research Assistants
The Tulane Prevention Research Center (PRC) is recruiting graduate students for research assistant positions for the Fall 2015 Semester. Research assistants will provide support through data collection with New Orleans residents in two local neighborhoods. This project (Movin’ for LIFE) is part of the core project for the Tulane PRC to examine health behaviors that influence weight status. This is an excellent opportunity for work experience on a CDC-funded project.
•Must be available to work 10 hours per week in 4-hour blocks of time (Mon. through Fri.)
•Limited to Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine graduate students
•Providing your own transportation is greatly preferred
•Strong English language skills required
•Work-study required
We are looking to fill these positions as soon as possible. Email your one-page cover letter, resume, and the names of 2 professional references to:
Revonda Darensbourg, Program Manager
Tulane Prevention Research Center
1440 Canal Street, Suite 1844, New Orleans, LA 70112
(504)988-4188 (o); (504)988-3540 (f)

Tulane PRC seeks Work Study Students for Office-Based Jobs
Tulane Prevention Research Center (PRC) is recruiting students with work-study eligibility for office-based positions to assist with administrative and center activities. Ideal students will have the following:
• Be available to work 10 hours per week (Mon. through Fri.)
• Work-study required
The deadline to apply is 5 p.m., Tuesday, September 8. We are looking to fill these positions as soon as possible. Email your resume and copy of your Fall 2015 class schedule to:
Keelia O’Malley, MPH, Assistant Director
Tulane Prevention Research Center
School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences
1440 Canal St., Ste. 1829 #8319, New Orleans, LA 70112
tel: 504.988.3286 fax: 504.988.3540

Fit NOLA Hiring for Three Internships
Fit NOLA is the City of New Orleans Health Department’s initiative to shape a shared vision addressing obesity, a major public health challenge. Fit NOLA is working to make New Orleans one of the nation’s top ten fittest cities by 2018 through activities to increase awareness, build capacity, and set standards to promote healthy lifestyles.
Fit NOLA is looking for interns to fill three positions: Fit NOLA Intern; Fit NOLA Social Media Marketing & Communications Intern; and Fit NOLA Sector Intern.
For more information about the positions, click here to visit the descriptions on

Graduate Students to Assist in Data Collection and Synthesis
Stand Up and Get Care, a project in collaboration with Living Cities, the City of New Orleans and 504HealthNet, seeks graduate students to assist in data collection and synthesis related to use of primary care. Students will assist in the design of focus groups, conduct focus groups of 8-10 people, as well as take thorough notes during these groups. Students will produce a written report on the groups upon completion. Students will be asked to facilitate 4-6 groups depending on their availability. Students will also assist in a larger group event to take place upon completion of the focus groups. A stipend will be provided as compensation for student’s time. Students should have: Knowledge and understanding of research basic principles, Experience in group facilitation, Excellent writing skills, Knowledge and understanding of basic elements of the health care system.
To Apply: Resume and cover letter should be sent to Ariel White at 504HealthNet,



Tulane PRC seeks Advocacy Coordinator
The Advocacy Coordinator, under the direction of the Tulane Prevention Research Center (PRC) Policy and Advocacy Manager and the Principal Investigator, will develop and coordinate a state-wide campaign in Louisiana to promote healthy food and beverage procurement. The Advocacy Coordinator will be responsible for assessment of current offerings, as well as the development of a strategy to have improvement of such options. The position will be responsible for coordinating all daily campaign activities, including assessment of current offerings, organization of coalition meetings, campaign communications, and interaction with local and state policymakers. The Advocacy Coordinator will work with Tulane PRC staff to research campaign-related information and draft media and public communications. This employee will also be responsible for tracking campaign activities to ensure activities are both effective and in compliance.
Applications due Sept. 20, 2015.
Required knowledge, skills, abilities/competencies typically needed to perform this job successfully: Excellent written and verbal communication skills Ability to build and coordinate effective grassroots campaigns Ability to work proactively and independently Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with federal, state and local community partners Knowledge and application of Microsoft Word, Power Point, and Excel Solid analytical skills and attention to detail Excellent organizational skills Excellent interpersonal skills Ability to multi-task, and prioritize work assignments
Minimum Qualifications/Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Political Science, Public Health, or related field and two years’ directly related experience working with a non-profit community outreach organization
Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree in Public Health, Public Policy, Community Development, Political Science, Urban Studies, or related field Experience working in nonprofit and/or public policy arena Experience communicating with media and with policymakers, including elected officials
To apply, click here for this position’s posting on the Tulane jobs website...

Institute of Women and Ethnic Studies hiring a Collective for Healthy Community Program Manager
The Institute of Women and Ethnic Studies (IWES) is hiring a Collective for Healthy Community (CHC) Program Manager.
IWES is a not-for-profit 501(3) organization dedicated to improving the physical, mental, and spiritual health and quality of life for women of color and their families, and adolescents. IWES designed the CHC program in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina to address the post-disaster psychological recovery needs of survivors, utilizing a community-based and collective approach. The CHC program focuses on: 1) promoting wellness and mental health for school age children and their families; 2) collaborating with local community leaders in education and, health and community building to address multi-faceted approaches to support emotional healing and resiliency, racial healing and civic engagement. The conceptual theory underlying all these approaches is the creation of safe spaces for community members to gather to share stories; learn about the impact of traumatic stress; learn techniques to practice self-care and positive thinking; and, participate in activities for healing, renewal and revival.
The Program Manager will support all phases of the planning, implementation and evaluation of the program. S/he will be responsible for day-to-day program operations, plans, and schedules to ensure effective and efficient program implementation. For a full job description and to apply, click here.

Finance and Administration Manager needed at Market Umbrella
This full-time staff member is responsible for financial operations of Market Umbrella, a 501c(3) public market think tank and operator of the Crescent City Farmers Market, including finance, budgeting, human resources, and administration. The Finance and Administration Manager works with a team of support staff and consultants and reports directly to the Executive Director.
The Finance and Administration Manager is responsible for:
A. Grants Management: 45% time
B. Financial Reporting: 20%
C. Business Operations: 30%
D. Other Duties as Assigned: 5%
Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelors Degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance or related field with at least 9 credit hours of formal accounting training, plus relevant work experience in grant administration, budgeting and cash-flow management. Proficiency and experience with personal computers using Microsoft (Word, Excel and Powerpoint), Quickbooks, Paychex HRIS system, Salesforce and other software programs. Willingness to become knowledgeable of new software products as deemed necessary by the Executive Director.
To view the full job description and get information on how to apply, click here to visit


Nutrition and Food Availability


The Ubiquity of Energy-Dense Snack Foods: A National Multicity Study


Nutrition and Food Availability


The Association between Obesity and Urban Food Environments, J Urban Health.

all scientific publications


Policy Briefs


School Vending




What Do New Orleans Residents Want in Their Neighborhoods?

all prc publications