Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

William E. Bertrand

Wisner Professor of Public Health - Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Department Affiliation
Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences

  • B.A., Louisiana State University, 1966
  • Ph.D., Tulane University, 1972
Academic Experience
  • Professor, Tulane University, 1974-
  • Director, Payson Center for International Development and Technology Transfer, 1998-
  • Visiting Lecturer, Facultad de Enfermeria y Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Valle, Colombia, 1969-1971, 1973

Research & Teaching Specializations: Latin America, Africa , Public Health and Medicine, Information Technology, Information and Evaluation Systems, Instructional Technology and Design, Human Resource Planning, Food Security, Epidemiological Methods, surveillance and early warning systems

Related Experience
  • Consultant, World Bank, 2010, 2011-2012
  • Founding Chair, Payson Center For international Development and Technology Transfer, 1999-2006
  • Vice President for University Planning, Research & Innovation and CIO, Tulane University, 1994-1998
  • Chair and Founder, Department of International Health and Development, Tulane University, 1992-1994
  • Principal Investigator, Rockefeller Foundation Project, “Public Health Schools Without Walls: Curriculum Development and Assistance,” 1992
  • Co-Director, Center for Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance, 1992
  • Chair, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Tulane University, 1981-1986
  • Wisner Professor of Public Health, Tulane University, 1998-
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Portuguese
Overseas Experience
  • Colombia
Selected Publications
  • 2016. “Spatial information to make a difference: value added decision-making in the health sector with geographical information systems,” with Mock, N.B. The Added Value of Geographical Information Systems in Public and Environmental Health, edited by de Lepper, Scholten & Stern. Kluwer Academic Publishers.
  • 2015. “Trade, Development and Child Labor: Regulation and Law in the Case of Child Labor in the Cocoa Industry.” Law and Development Review. 2015 August: 503-521.
  • 2013. “M&E Competencies in Support of the AIDS Response: A Sector Specific Example.” With Flecther, G, Peersman G, Bertrand, W, and Rugg D. The Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation 28(3): 103-120.
  • 2011. “Capacity Building: The Core Organisational Competency for Public Health Progress in Africa.” With Eamon Kelly. The G20 and Sustainable Health Care in Africa.
  • 2010. “Higher Education and Technology Transfer: The Effects of ‘€˜Technosclerosis‘€™ on Development.‘€ Journal of International Affairs 64(1): 101-119.
  • 2005. “An Evaluation of Suma’s Use in the Bolivian Floods.” With Maria F. Trujillo et al. Journal of Human Security and Development. 1 (1): 93-107.
  • 2003. “Bringing Treatments, Developing Cures.” With Suniti Solomon. The Pfizer Journal: International Perspectives on Health Care and Biomedical Research. Global Edition IV (1).
  • 2002. Bioterrorism: A Guide for Community Leaders and First Responders. With Maria F. Trujillo et al. New York: National Institute of Justice, Department of Justice.
  • 2002. “Towards a Role for Universities in Evidence Based Development.” In Synergy in Development: Higher Education: Responding to Development Challenges in the New Millenium. Washington, DC: The Association Liason Office for University Cooperation in Development.
  • 1997. “Economic Development Management and Entrepreneurship in the Health Sector in Colombia: Sustainable Development with a New Face.” With Alfredo Ocampo and Margee Ensign. New York Health Sciences Journal. 2 (1): 63-75.

Recently-Taught Latin American-Related Courses: Introduction to International Development, Modernization in Latin America

Number of Dissertations or Theses Supervised in the Past 5 Years: 18

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