Mahmud Khan, a professor of Health Systems Management at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, will research whether partner notification is a cost-effective way to help control sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) under a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). He also will determine the best way partner notification should be conducted. Khan's findings should help improve financing of STD control programs and determine resource allocation.
Khan's grant was among seven totaling $2.4 million the RWJF gave to institutions studying how to improve the quality and performance of the U.S. public health system. — Kandace Power Graves