Elizabeth H Bradley, PhD, MBA

Brady-Johnson Professor of Grand Strategy, Head of Branford College, Professor of Public Health and Faculty Director of the Yale Global Health Leadership Institute

Departments & Organizations

School of Public Health: Global Health Leadership Institute | Health Policy & Management | YSPH Global Health Concentration

Faculty Research

Yale Cancer Center

Global Health Studies

MacMillan Center: Jackson-Global Affairs

Office of Cooperative Research


Elizabeth H. Bradley, PhD, the Brady-Johnson Professor of Grand Strategy and Faculty Director of the Yale Global Health Leadership Institute, is renowned internationally for her work on health system design and large-scale implementation of efforts to improve management capacity in health care delivery within the US and abroad. Dr. Bradley has several health system strengthening projects in international settings including China, Ethiopia, India, Liberia, Rwanda, South Africa, and the United Kingdom. Dr. Bradley is the principle investigator for Yale on the Rwanda Human Resources for Health Program, which was recognized by President Bill Clinton and the Clinton Global Initiative during their annual meeting in 2012. She was the recipient of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation grant that developed a novel framework of diffusion, dissemination, and widespread take up of health innovations, and she leads the Yale African Women’s Forum for Strategic Impact. Professor Bradley has published more than 300 peer-reviewed papers and has co-authored three books including "The American Healthcare Paradox: Why Spending More Is Getting Us Less."Dr. Bradley is also Head of Branford College at Yale.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.

Education & Training

PhD Yale University (1996)
MBA University of Chicago (1986)
BA Harvard University (1984)
Fellow Gerontological Association of America

Honors & Recognition

  • Member,World Economic Forum Global Agenda for Healthcare Systems

  • John D. Thompson Investigator Award in Health Services Research


  • Rwanda Human Resources for Health Program Rwanda (2012)

    GHLI joined universities across the U.S. to support the Rwandan Ministry of Health's Human Resources for Health Program to develop skilled workers to meet the country's health care delivery needs. The program aims to build the capacity of Rwandan universities and teaching hospitals to develop a...

  • Ethiopia Health Extension Program Ethiopia (2011)

    The cornerstone of Ethiopia's primary care system is the Health Extension Program. GHLI works with the Ethiopian Ministry of Health, Harvard School of Public Health and The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to facilitate the development of a long-term strategic plan for primary care in Ethiopia....

  • Tanzania, Project Last Mile Tanzania (2011)

    Through Project Last Mile, GHLI examines how private and public sectors can work together for the benefit of the local population. We have teamed with supply chain experts in the Coca-Cola system and the country's Medical Stores Department (MSD) to improve access to critical medicines in more than...

  • Healthcare, Ethiopia, Education, CHAI partnership Ethiopia (2010)

    EHMI: Ethiopian Hospital Management Initiative

  • Global Health (2010)

    Leadership in Global Health Grand Rounds

  • UK Partner - South Essex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Armenia; Angola; Azerbaijan; United Kingdom (2010)

    Professional Development Program in International Healthcare Management

  • Healthcare delivery, China China (2010)

    Women in Management: Improving Health Care Delivery in China

  • China, The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women: Yale-Tsinghua Certificate Program in International Healthcare Management China (2009)

    Starting in 2009, this program was part of a five-year investment to provide underserved women around the world with a business and management education. GHLI partnered with Tsinghua School of Economics and Management to train female health care administrators in China by offering practical field...

  • Egypt, Hospital Strengthening Initiative Egypt (2009 - 2011)

    From 2009 to 2011, GHLI and the National Bank of Egypt (NBE) partnered to establish the Hospital Strengthening Initiative to improve hospital care for patients with cardiovascular disease. GHLI, the Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation at Yale, and the NBE collaborated to create Egypt's...

  • United Kingdom, Health and Social Care Leadership Development Program United Kingdom (2007)

    Like many countries dealing with rising health care costs, aging populations and public calls for reform, the U.K. is making substantial changes to its National Health Service (NHS). To prepare NHS staff in leadership roles to navigate this reform, GHLI and the South Essex Partnership Foundation...

  • Liberia, Health Management Delivery Program Liberia (2007 - 2009)

    GHLI partnered with the Mother Patern College of Health Sciences, the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MoHSW) and the Clinton Health Access Initiative as part of the Health Management Delivery Program to establish a certificate course and mentorship program that provides health care...

  • Infection Control Policies and Practices in China China (2007)

    Professor Elizabeth Bradley, Professor Louise-Marie Dembry, and Professor Hong Wang are conducting a policy analysis to understand how guidelines for infection control differ in China, followed by an empirical study to assess current infection control practices in the hospital setting, and we are...

  • Ethiopian Hospital Management Initiative Ethiopia (2006)

    The Ethiopian Hospital Management Initiative (EHMI) launched in 2006 in partnership with the Ethiopian Ministry of Health and the Clinton Health Access Initiative. Through EHMI efforts, great strides have been made to improve hospital-based and primary care in Ethiopia with the design and...

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