The mission of the Tulane Prevention Research Center (PRC) is to reduce or prevent overweight and obesity in the Greater New Orleans Area by addressing the physical and social environmental factors influencing physical activity and diet. The Tulane PRC’s mission is accomplished through research; collaboration with community partners and policy makers; communication about environmental factors related to physical activity and diet with public health practitioners, policy makers and community partners; and training of public health professionals, paraprofessional and community members.

Why obesity?

Health Journal   Message from the Director

Obesity may be the most important health problem of our time.

Featured Publications


Nutrition and Food Availability


Neighbourhood fruit and vegetable availability and consumption: the role of small food stores in an urban environment


Nutrition and Food Availability


Eating as an automatic behavior

all scientific publications


Policy Briefs


Food Availability


Community Briefs


Schoolyard Project

all prc publications