Faculty |Staff


Our distance learning and technical support staff have been assisting distance students for many years, and have a broad understanding of the distance learning environment, the technical needs of the Internet environment, and the challenges and needs of adult learners who desire to pursue a graduate education in addition to their professional and family lives.


Erica B. Geary
Senior Program Coordinator

Erica B. Geary, Senior Program Coordinator brings 20+ years of work experience in an academic setting. Since her employment at Tulane University, she has held several positions with the most recent being name the senior program coordinator for the distance learning program (CAEPH). Ms. Geary serves as campus liaison for our students ensuring that all necessary forms and documents are obtained, completed and made part of the students record. Ms. Geary is the key component for managing and tracking all distance learning program emails, exit surveys and adwords inquires. She also confirms that all requirements have been met by the applicant prior to admissions.


Romeo R. Barrera
Senior Program Manager

Romeo R. Barrera is CAEPH'S Senior Program Manager. In this capacity, Mr. Barrera serves as the business and personnel administrator for all of CAEPH's research and distance learning activities. He also coordinates and maintains the Center's business strategy and assists with new project development. Mr. Barrera is the CAEPH liason for all Tulane departments.

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Kathleen (Kathy), Carneiro, MPH
Director of Distance Learning Program

Kathy joins the distance learning team from her most recent role as the Sr. Dept. Administrator in the department of Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences. With an undergraduate background in Biology and Environmental Health and Policy, her first experience with the School of Public Health came as a Masters of Public Health student, enrolled in what was the department of International Health and Development.  She returned to New Orleans in the Fall of 2006, competing her MPH that same year.  Over the subsequent decade, Kathy has worked across numerous units in the SPHTM, including the Dean’s Office and multiple academic departments, in a variety roles, including Grants and Contracts Accountant and several Administrative positions.  As the newest member of the distance learning team, Kathy looks forward to the opportunity to expand her knowledge of online educational programs and to continue to grow this well-established and successful program.

April Jarrell

April Strain Jarrell, M. Ed
Instructional Designer

April Strain Jarrell, M. Ed, Instructional Designer, has 13 years of academic experience, which lead her to develop curriculum and teach courses for the St. Tammany Parish public school's Distance Learning program. Her role at Tulane University's Public Health and Tropical Medicine Center for Environmental Public Health includes standardizing the program's Blackboard courses to make them user friendly, develop training materials, and provide support for instructors and students. April is currently a School-to-Work Coordinator for St. Tammany Parish public schools where her primary area of focus is counseling and preparing students for their post-high school education or career decisions.

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Dominick Williams, MPS
Technical Manager




CAEPH, 1440 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70112, 504-988-1774