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Maureen LichtveldWelcome to the Center for Gulf Coast Environmental Health Research, Leadership, and Strategic Initiatives! Our investigative team and regional community partners are dedicated to public health research and the development and implementation of innovative disaster management and health promotion and disease prevention strategies to enhance the health and well-being of our Gulf Coast communities.

To ensure that our research and the programs we implement make a difference, the overarching objectives shaping our efforts are informed and evaluated by our community partners and advisory boards. Our community-academic partnerships ensure that we address the health priorities and disparities most critical to our regional area and sustain involvement from key stakeholders through building community capital, outreach, research recruitment and retention, and the communication of research findings in a manner that can best inform public health policy and practice.

We are proud to be a part of Tulane University's School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine's century-long commitment to global health (1912-2012) and the established values that have laid the foundation on which our Center culture thrives. Our commitment to science, dedication to creating a pipeline of emerging environmental health scientists, and emphasis on community engagement embody our academic mission of research, teaching, and service. 

Maureen Lichtveld, MD, MPH
Professor and Chair
Freeport McMoRan Chair of Environmental Policy
Associate Director Population Sciences, Louisiana Cancer Research Consortium
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
Department of Global Environmental Health Sciences