Education & Training Projects

The Tulane PRC engages in a number of education and training projects for community members, as well as Tulane students, faculty, and staff. These trainings focus on built environment and food environment research, communication skill building, and best practices in obesity prevention. Some training activities are offered by Tulane PRC faculty and staff, and others feature speakers from across Louisiana and the United States. The PRC’s event calendar is a great place to find the latest events and trainings activities. Click here for the events calendar.


Sponsored Webinars

Each year the Tulane Prevention Research Center (PRC) partners with the Tulane Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health (formerly called Tulane Maternal and Child Health Leadership Training Program) to offer a free web-based training on a topic relative to both centers’ missions, targeting national audiences of public health professionals, community members, researchers, and policy makers. In 2016, the American Public Health Association began to assist in the co-sponsoring of these webinars by providing…

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NOLA LEADs (Leadership Education and Action on health Disparities)

Starting in Spring 2016, NOLA LEADs (Leadership Education & Action on health Disparities) will recruit 50 individuals from across New Orleans to participate in a new leadership training institute. This opportunity is free and open to New Orleans residents who are concerned about improving the lives of their neighbors and the conditions of their communities. It is specifically for people who have not worked in public health previously. The institute includes a series of six…

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Innovations in Public Health Research and Practice Seminar Series

Each spring and fall semester, the Tulane Prevention Research Center (PRC) offers seminars on topics relating to our mission and invites well-known guest speakers to lead the seminars. See our events page for more info on upcoming seminars. Program Coordinator: Naomi King Englar View Liz Ogbu’s Fall 2016 seminar “Design for Social Impact: Opportunities for public health” View Tom Baranowski’s Spring 2011 seminar “Video games for diet and physical activity behavior change among youth” View…

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PRC/CEMCH Communication Seminar Series

Together with the Tulane Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health (CEMCH), the Tulane Prevention Research Center (PRC) provides a series of communications workshops for public health students, faculty and staff, health professionals, and community partners. The series presents material on communications topics, such as newsletters, websites, policy briefs, fact sheets, and new media, as well as academic-based communication and dissemination methods, such as scientific papers and poster presentations. Through the series, we expose…

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Health Promotion Practicum Program

Two times each year, the Tulane Prevention Research Center (PRC) offers practicum opportunities for exceptional public health students at Tulane University through the Tulane PRC Health Promotion Practicum Program. Past internships have been hosted by the New Orleans Health Department, East Jefferson Parish YMCA, Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana, Office of Recovery and Development Administration, Steps to a Healthier LA/New Orleans, the Renaissance Project, YMCA of Greater New Orleans, Women…

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Student Research Assistants

The Tulane Prevention Research Center (PRC) hires students nearly every semester to coordinate and implement field research projects and other programs and activities. Recent research opportunities have included the core research project’s Makin’ Groceries study, the School Salad Bar Evaluation project and the KidsWalk Coalition’s school walkability report. For current opportunities, visit our Career Opportunities page. Be sure to check it frequently for new postings.

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Featured Publications


Analysis Methods


Hierarchical modeling and other spatial analyses in prostate cancer incidence data


Nutrition and Food Availability


Eating as an automatic behavior

all scientific publications




FPAC Poster


Community Briefs


Schoolyard Project

all prc publications