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


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


Nutrition and Food Availability


Are School Employees Role Models of Healthful Eating? Dietary Intake Results from the ACTION Worksite Wellness Trial

all scientific publications


Policy Briefs


A Question of Access: Addressing Poor Nutrition, Food Availability, and Policy




Rebuilding a Healthier New Orleans

all prc publications