Welcome to the Tulane University Study Center of the National Children’s Study! The Tulane University Study Center is the administrative and research home for the New Orleans Study location.
Tulane University School of Public Health and School of Medicine are pleased to bring the National Children’s Study to New Orleans. The Center for Applied Environmental Public Health (CAEPH) leads the implementation of the Study in Louisiana and New Orleans. Study partners include the Louisiana Public Health Institute, Louisiana Office of Public Health, and local hospitals and clinics. Battelle Memorial Institute provides logistic support. The Study is guided by our Community Advisory Board and by a partnership with Women With A Vision, Inc.
Tulane University is one of 30 Study Centers participating in the Vanguard Recruitment Pilot. The goals of the recruitment pilot are to evaluate the feasibility, acceptability, and cost of three alternative strategies for recruitment, retention, and operations of the Study. The Tulane University Study Center is one of ten Centers participating in the Two-Tiered Recruitment Strategy (High Intensity/Low Intensity). In this strategy, potential participants are introduced to the Study through mass media, direct mail, and community outreach and engagement techniques. Participants enroll in a low intensity data collection effort which involves completion of brief questionnaires on a periodic basis. Some participants who live in randomly selected neighborhoods will be invited to join a higher intensity data collection effort which may include home and clinic visits in addition to completion of brief questionnaires.
We invite you to explore this Web site to learn more about the Study and ways to participate. Contact the Tulane University Study Center at 504-988-1627 or email@example.com.