Elizabeth H. Bradley PhD

Professor of Public Health (Health Policy) and of Faculty of Arts and Sciences; Director, Yale Global Health Initiative; Faculty Director, Global Health Leadership Institute; Master, Branford College, Yale College

Departments & Organizations

Office of International Medical Student EducationHealth Policy & SystemsJackson-Global AffairsCancer Prevention and ControlSchool of Public Health: Health Policy & Management; Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS; Global Health Concentration


Elizabeth Bradley, PhD, is Professor at Yale School of Public Health, Director of the Yale Global Health Initiative, Faculty Director of the Yale Global Health Leadership Institute, and Master at Branford College. Dr. Bradley has contributed important findings about organizational change and quality of care within the hospital, nursing home, and hospice settings. In addition, Dr. Bradley has several health system strengthening projects in international settings, including China, Ethiopia, Liberia, South Africa, and the United Kingdom. Dr. Bradley is the principle investigator for Yale on the Rwanda Human Resources for Health Program that was recognized by President Bill Clinton and the Clinton Global Initiative during their annual meeting in 2012. Dr. Bradley is also the recipient of a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation grant that lead to the development of a novel framework of diffusion, dissemination, and widespread take up of 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 is the co-author of the book, “The American Healthcare Paradox: Why Spending More Is Getting Us Less.” Dr. Bradley has a BA from Harvard, an MBA from the University of Chicago, and a PhD from Yale University in health economics and health policy.


  • B.A., Harvard University , 1984
  • M.B.A., University of Chicago , 1986
  • Ph.D., Yale University , 1996

Selected Publication

  • Bradley EH, Curry L. Taylor L, Pallas SW, Talbert-Slagle K, Yuan C, Fox A, Minhas D, Ciccone DK, Berg D, Pérez-Escamilla R. A model for scale up of family health innovations in low-and middle-income settings: A mixed methods study. BMJ Open 2: e000987 doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2012-000987, 2012

Latest Honor and Recognition

  • Member,World Economic Forum Global Agenda for Healthcare Systems
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