Office of Global Health


Our Mission

The mission of the Tulane Office of Global Health is to create new educational and research opportunities in global health for Tulane students, as well as to foster interdisciplinary, collaborative research opportunities for faculty.

Partnerships and Collaborations

The Tulane Office of Global Health includes representation from four participating schools within Tulane University: the School of Medicine, the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, the School of Science and Engineering, and the School of Social Work. Additionally, the Office of Global Health has collaborative relationships with international organizations from a variety of countries, including Argentina, China, Mali, Peru, and Thailand. For more information and a listing of our collaborative partners, click here.

Executive Committee

The executive committee is chaired by Tulane University's provost, Dr. Robin Forman.

Members of the committee include the deans of each of the schools participating in the program. Members of the executive committee are responsible for overseeing program direction and ensuring interaction among the schools participating in the program. 

Faculty Resource Group

A core group of faculty whose research interests focus on global health issues and/or who have experience with NIH-funded projects, as well as research colleagues in collaborating institutions in Latin America, Africa, and Asia, serve on the faculty resource group. For a list of members, click here.

Faculty and Staff

Pierre Buekens, MD, PhD
Director, Office of Global Health
W.H. Watkins Professor and Dean

Valerie Paz Soldan, PhD, MPH
Deputy Director, Office of Global Health
Director, Tulane Health Office for Latin America
Associate Professor of Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences

Andrea Lee Meyer
Director of Global Health Research




Office of Global Health, 1440 Canal Street, Suite 2500, New Orleans, LA 70112, 504-988-8803