Global reproductive epidemiology is the primary research activity of the Center for Emerging Reproductive and Perinatal Epidemiology (CERPE), which is directed by Dr. Pierre Buekens. The CERPE has research and academic activities spanning several of the SPHTM's departments and the School of Medicine.
The mission of the Health Office for Latin America is to foster and promote collaborative public health research in Latin America between Tulane University faculty and their Latin American research counterparts.
Tulane University has long pursued a mission of advancing research in Latin America and has a core faculty of 70 Latin Americanists within the Stone Center. Students and faculty benefit from the holdings of the Latin American library and a network of contacts with public officials, non-governmental organizations, and academic leaders in Latin America.
PRISMA is a non-governmental organization committed to the development, implementation, and evaluation of health and community development projects in Peru. Their activities range from health project implementation and policy work to microfinance programs, program evaluation, and biomedical research. PRISMA's various multidisciplinary units collaborate to utilize each unit's strengths in developing, implementing, and evaluating projects and work with communities and policy makers at local, regional, and national levels to ensure the success of its various activities.
IECS is an independent, non-profit organization that aims to conduct and promote research and evaluation projects and to generate scientific and epidemiological knowledge to respond to local demands. IECS's Department of Mother and Child Health Research aims to help improve the global health of mothers and their children.
The Peru-Johns Hopkins site has numerous laboratory and field facilities. The main laboratory is the Laboratory of Infectious Diseases, which is located at the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia and includes a level 3 tuberculosis lab. The site also has a laboratory in Iquitos and works with local university and Ministry of Health laboratories in Arequipa.
The focus of collaborative research at Soochow University is population-based studies of the epidemiology of cardiovascular diseases, which is the primary research topic of a collaborative group of investigators based in the Department of Epidemiology at the SPHTM. The Tulane group has made numerous contributions in this field, including the well-known Bogalusa Heart Study of cardiovascular disease. This expertise in field-based research of chronic diseases is now being applied in a native Chinese population, where studies of cardiovascular disease are relatively few.
The UPCH is a cultural and scientific institution of excellence, recognized in Peru and internationally for training and research in medicine and the health sciences. It has played an important role in the development of public health in Peru.