Marie (Tonette) Krousel-Wood, M.D., M.S.P.H.

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Marie (Tonette) Krousel-Wood, M.D., M.S.P.H., is a professor and the Jack Aron endowed chair in primary care medicine in the Tulane School of Medicine Department of Medicine. She is the founding director of the Tulane Center for Health Outcomes, Implementation, and Community Engaged Science (CHOICES). She serves in several leadership roles at Tulane, including the associate provost for the health sciences, senior associate dean of faculty in the school of medicine, and associate dean for public health and medical education. She leads the National Institutes of Health (NIH)–funded Tulane K12 Building Interdisciplinary Research in Women’s Health (BIRCWH), the Tulane R38 Stimulating Access to Research in Residency Program (StARR), and is the contact lead/principal investigator for the Louisiana Community Engagement Alliance (LA-CEAL). In addition, she holds a joint appointment as professor of epidemiology in the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.

Dr. Krousel-Wood is past president of the Board of Regents for the American College of Preventive Medicine and past chair of the American Board of Preventive Medicine. She served as chair of the NIH Study Section, Health Services Organization and Delivery, and member of the NIH Center for Scientific Review (NIH-CSR) Advisory Council. She is also past president of the Delta Omega national public health honorary society and past president of the Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (SSCI) and recipient of the SSCI Tinsley Harrison Founder’s Medal. She is a Fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine and Fellow of the American Heart Association.

With a long-term goal to optimize health across age, sex, race, and socioeconomic status, Dr. Krousel-Wood’s research interests include identifying health determinants and improving health services and outcomes in diverse and underserved populations with cardiometabolic and related diseases. With attention to medication adherence, women’s health/sex differences, older adults, and vulnerable communities, her work provides a validated, open access medication adherence tool that predicts relevant clinical outcomes; develops and rigorously tests scalable interventions in healthcare that target innovative mechanisms underlying low adherence; identifies age, sex, and race differences to inform tailored interventions to prevent disease and improve disease management; and implements evidence-based practice in low-income and minority communities to advance health equity and quality of life for aging women and men. She continues to serve as the principal investigator on multiple NIH-funded independent research grants and career development awards; she has also led grants funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Dr. Krousel-Wood completed medical school at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center and received her M.S.P.H in biostatistics and epidemiology from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. She completed a residency in general preventive medicine and public health at the Tulane University Health Sciences Center.

Dr. Krousel-Wood joined the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force in January 2024.