The selection of trainees will be made by the MCH/Epidemiology Doctoral Training Program committee.  

Shokufeh Ramirez, MPH
Tulane School of Public Health
Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences
1440 Canal Street, Suite 2301
New Orleans, LA 70112 

Shokufeh Ramirez, MPH

Through a collaborative effort, the Maternal and Child Health Section, in the Department of Community Health Sciences, and the Department of Epidemiology are applying for a Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) / Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) Doctoral Support Training grant. 

Each trainee receiving stipend support from grant funds must be a citizen of the United States, a non-citizen national, or a foreign national having in his/her possession a visa permitting permanent residence in the United States. Please note, however, that funding is contingent upon the grant award from HRSA/MCHB.

Stipends of $12,500 for doctoral students with an MCH/Epi dissertation focus 

Eligibility criteria for a $12,500 stipend:

  • Enrolled in a doctoral program at Tulane SPHTM
  • Successful completion of doctoral comprehensive examination
  • Dissertation area highly relevant for MCH Epidemiology
  • Ability to finalize the Doctoral dissertation by the end of August 2012

Applications should include:

  • Transcript of courses taken
  • A two-page summary of dissertation topic
  • Letter showing the ability to finalize the defense of the dissertation within one year after receiving the stipend
  • Letter from Advisor or Doctoral Committee Chair that states support and commitment as a mentor, as well as belief in the candidate’s potential and ability to complete the suggested dissertation within one year


Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
1440 Canal St., New Orleans, LA 70112


GCHBS, 1440 Canal Street, Suite 2301, New Orleans, LA 70112, 504-988-5391