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Public Health Summer Institutes 2016

Use your summer to get ahead in your studies and advance your education and interests. The School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine is offering a total of five public health institutes that will engage your mind and your curiosity.

Introductory Public Health

Welcome to Public Health • May 23 - June 24 and June 27 - July 29, 2016

Public Health

What is public health? How is it practiced in the U.S. and globally? How does the social environment impact public health? This introductory public health institute consists of two 3-credit courses that examine the biology of disease, the community role in public health, the effect of social transformations on epidemics, and the societal response to classic public health problems from both historical and contemporary perspectives. Students can register for one or both of the courses included in this institute. Welcome to Public Health consists of two courses which can be taken individually:

These courses are open to both Tulane and non-Tulane students. Cost - $3195 summer tuition.

Upper Division Core Classes in Public Health

Public Health students and non-majors (or even non-Tulane students) are welcome to take some of our upper division undergraduate core classes. This is the first time we've offered any of these classes during the summer and we're very excited about it.

  • SPHU 2150, Foundations of Environmental Health, May 23 - June 24, 3 credits - taught by Lorelei Cropley, DrPH
  • SPHU 3030 GIS Information Systems May 23 - June 24, 3 credits - taught by Julie Hernandxez, PhD

Global Studies in Public Health

Public Health Threats in Suriname • June 2-July 31, 2016 

(Paramaribo & Rural Suriname)

Tonka Island, Suriname

Suriname is a country on the northeastern Atlantic coast of South America with a long history of mining. This 3-credit course, delivered on location in Suriname, will examine the ecosystem of Suriname and explore the risks posed by environmental contamination from mining and pesticide use. The use of nutriceuticals and indigenous medicinal plans will also be covered. During the course, students will develop community-based intervention strategies to address environmental risks to population health.

  • SPHU 4560 Public Health Threats in Suriname, June 2-July 31, 2015 (NOTE: The study abroad component is July 7-21, 2015. Directed readings and case study completion take up the balance of time.) taught by Maureen Lichtveld, MD
  • Includes travel abroad
  • Includes Service Learning credit and can count either as a capstone or a public health elective towards the BSPH program.

Health Systems of China • July 10 - August 3, 2016 

(Shanghai, Beijing & Jinan)

As China, the world's most populous nation, rapidly develops, there is an emerging concern for how it's already burdened health care system will be able to provide health services for over one billion individuals. In recent times, the Chinese public health system has gained worldwide attention from how it has dealt with the SARS epidemic, the HIV pandemic, and the avian flu. For students in the health field looking at China's past, such as the unique concept of barefoot doctors, its present, such as the prevention and treatment of HIV, and its future, such as the growing incidence of chronic diseases, this program can provide them with a greater understanding of the health system problems and solutions that developing countries are currently facing. 

class at great wall


  • SPHU 4560 Health Systems of China, July 10 - August 3, 2016  - Includes Service Learning credit and can count either as a capstone or a public health elective towards the BSPH program.
  • Includes travel abroad
  • Taught by Drs. Lizheng Shi and TJ Stranova



Summer School Housing is available on Tulane’s Uptown Campus and can be paid for by the day. Billing will be through Tulane’s Bursar & Accounts Receivable Office. Students interested in living on-campus during the summer should check this summer housing website for an application and further information: Students planning to come to Tulane and live on campus during the summer should submit an application for a dormitory at least 7 days before arrival, and preferably earlier.


Registration is handled through the Registrar's Office on the uptown campus.  Online degree listings are available here.

Contact Chris Lane at for more information.



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