Elizabeth H. Bradley PhD
Professor of Public Health (Health Policy); Director, Yale Global Health Initiative; Faculty Director, Global Health Leadership Institute; Master, Branford College, Yale College
Departments & OrganizationsCancer Prevention and Control
Global Health Initiative: Health Policy & Systems
MacMillan Center: Jackson-Global Affairs
School of Public Health: Health Care Management | Health Policy & Management | Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS | Global Health
Elizabeth Bradley is faculty director for the Global Health Initiative and the Global Health Leadership Institute at Yale, professor of public health and director of Global Health Initiatives at the Yale University School of Public Health. Her research focuses on health delivery systems and quality improvement and has contributed important findings about organizational change and quality of care within the hospital, nursing home and hospice settings. She has been involved with several projects regarding health systems strengthening in international settings, including China, Ethiopia, Liberia, South Africa, Rwanda and the United Kingdom.
The recipient of a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation grant, Dr. Bradley is also leading the development of an operational framework of diffusion, dissemination, and widespread take up of family health innovations. Findings from this research can be integrated into future strategy development and large-scale implementation efforts undertaken by the Gates Foundation and the wider global health community. She also works with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Clinton Health Access Initiative on the Ethiopian Hospital Management Initiative. This work focuses on building management capacity in the country to improve quality of care throughout the country. Dr. Bradley and colleagues initiated the first Masters of Hospital and Healthcare Management on the African continent and currently works with several universities overseas in education and research programs.
Previously, she was director of the health management program and co-director of the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at Yale. She also served as hospital administrator at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Dr. Bradley is a member of the World Economic Forum, Network of Global Agenda Councils and, in 2010, she was selected facilitator for the strategic planning retreat for the Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, tuberculosis and Malaria.
Dr. Bradley is a graduate of Harvard University, has an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago and a Ph.D. in health economics and health policy from Yale University. She has received numerous honors and awards during her career, including being a three-time recipient of the Teacher of the Year award by the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at Yale; recipient of the John D. Thompson Young Investigator Award, and the Investigator Award by the Donaghue Medical Research Foundation. She served as a fellow with the Gerontological Society of America and is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives. She has been an author of more than 180 peer-reviewed publications and two books.