Latha Rajan, MD, MPH&TM, CTropMed, FASTMH
Clinical Associate Professor Department of Tropical Medicine
Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Pathology
Department of Tropical Medicine
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
1440 Canal Street, Suite 2312
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 988-7970
Fax: (504) 988-7313


Research Interests:

HIV epidemiology; social aspects of disease; tuberculosis; international collaborations; medical education


Educational Background:

  • MD, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, India
  • Masters in Public Health & Tropical Medicine (MPH&TM), Tulane; School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Certificate of Knowledge in Clinical Tropical Medicine and Traveler's Health (CTropMed), American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
  • DipRCPath (UK), Royal College of Pathologists, London, UK
  • Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery (MBBS), University of Kerala, India
  • Fellowship of ASTMH (FASTMH)

Professional Achievements: Teaching Awards

  • Recipient of Tulane University's highest teaching award: Suzanne and Stephen Weiss Presidential Fellow Award for Excellence in undergraduate teaching, student advising and instructional improvement and development
  • SPHTM Award for excellence in Graduate and Professional Teaching
  • SPHTM Outstanding Undergraduate Public Health Teaching Award
  • Tulane School of Medicine OWL Club Award for Excellence in Teaching


Professional Achievements & Honors

  • Secretary & Treasurer, ASTMH Clinical Group (ACCTMH), 2015-2018
  • ASTMH CTropMed Certificate Examination Executive Committee
  • ASTMH Diploma Course Directors' Committee, 2012-
  • ASTMH Blue Ribbon Committee Working group on Diploma Course Accreditation, 2013-
  • Core Group member, Working Group on Migration and Tuberculosis, International Union against TB and Lung Disease (IUATLD), 2012-
  • Member, Data and Safety Monitoring Committee for “Mortality Reduction after Oral Azithromycin (MORDOR)” Multicenter clinical trial in Niger, Tanzania, and Malawi. Collaborative investigation between UCSF, London School of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, Johns Hopkins, Proctor Foundation, and Carter Center. Funded by Gates foundation
  • USAID Consultant
  • Official mentor for  The CDC Experience Applied Epidemiology Fellowship
  • CDC Tuberculosis Education and Training Network
  • Director, MPH&TM, Department of Tropical Medicine, Tulane School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine, 2012-2015>
  • Director, Tulane Diploma Course on Travelers' Health & Tropical Medicine, 2012-2015>
  • Masters Admissions Committee>
  • President, Delta Omega Public Health National Honor Society>
  • School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine Grievance Committee, 2014-2017>
  • Public Health and Medical Advisory Committee (PMAC), Tulane School of Medicine & Tulane School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine, 2012->
  • Director, MD/ MPH Rotation 2008-2011Advisor, Hubert Murphey Program>
  • Tulane Center for Engaged Learning and Teaching (CELT) fellowship>
  • Tulane University Senate Committee on Social Issues Tulane Presidential Teaching Awards Committee
  • Tulane University Hearing Board and Title IX Panel
  • Editorial Board, Tulane Undergraduate Research Journal>


Selected Publications:

View Dr. Rajan's publications at her NCBI profile page.


Level of Instruction:


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Department of Tropical Medicine, 1440 Canal Street, Suite 2301, New Orleans, LA 70112, 504-988-3558