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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 Gulf Coast communities.

To ensure that our research and programs 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 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 commitment to global health and the values that have laid the foundation on which our Center thrives. Our commitment to science, dedication to creating a pipeline of environmental health scientists, and emphasis on community engagement embody our academic mission of research, teaching, and service. 

Maureen Lichtveld, MD, MPH
Research Professor
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
Department of Environmental Health Sciences