Internationally Known Infectious Researcher invested at Tulane


New Orleans: An internationally known researcher in infectious diseases and women’s health in Latin America and the Caribbean, who moved to New Orleans last January, has been invested into the Samuel Z. Stone Chair of Public Health in Latin America at the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.

At a ceremony on Sept. 19 at the Collins Diboll Auditorium, Arachu Castro, a native of Spain, joined Tulane School of Public Health at the beginning of this year, after working at Harvard Medical School as an associate professor of global health and social medicine and as a medical anthropologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. She has doctorates in ethnology and social anthropology from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris and in sociology from the Universidad de Barcelona in Spain, as well as a Master of Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health.


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