The Privacy Office for Tulane University oversees privacy compliance.

In the privacy compliance function, the office designs, directs and monitors the health sciences HIPAA compliance program to prevent, detect and respond appropriately to violations of the law. This office is responsible for compliance with all policies and procedures related to the privacy program designed to comply with the HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) standards for privacy and ARRA (HITECH) regulations.

The Privacy Office fosters a corporate culture that promotes integrity and ethical behavior in all matters relating to compliance, and acts as consultant to faculty and staff on privacy and compliance issues.  

Privacy Office Staff  

Rusten A. May, J.D., M.B.A.
University Privacy Officer

Ligia P. Alvarez, C.H.A.
Compliance Coordinator

Privacy Office Email

Compliance Help Line

1-855-5GOWAVE (1-855-546-9283)


Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5000