The mission of the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine Health Office for Latin America, based in Lima, Peru, is to foster and promote collaborative public health research in Latin America between Tulane faculty and their Latin American research counterparts.



  • To plan, develop, and implement public health research projects that will involve Tulane faculty and Latin American researchers.
  • To link and facilitate interactions between Tulane faculty and Latin American researchers who are interested in similar areas of health research.
  • To serve as a resource and guide for Tulane faculty and students who are interested in initiating research or other types of educational activities in Latin America.
  • To assist in the writing of agreements between institutions that will set the foundation for collaborative work.
  • To provide annual summer courses in Latin America for Tulane students.


Opportunities for Post-Docs in Argentina

Through funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded to Tulane University SPHTM, funding has been received to fund post-doctoral students as NIH Fogarty Fellows in Argentina who are interested in Maternal and Child Health (MCH), Cardiovascular Health and Chagas disease research. The U.S. Director of this program is Dr. Pierre Buekens, Dean of the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, and the International Director is Dr. Jose Belizán, MCH Director at the Institute of Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy (IECS). Applications are due by December 4, 2009. Please see the following link for more information:



HOLA, Perez Roca 148A, Dpto 301, Barranco, Lima, Peru Intl calls: +511-247-9779, Local: 01-247-4460