Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Jane Bertrand

Professor and Chair - Global Health Systems and Development

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Department Affiliation
Global Health Systems and Development

  • B.A., Brown University, French, 1971
  • M.A., University of Chicago, Social Science Communication, 1973
  • Ph.D., University of Chicago, Sociology, 1976
  • M.B.A., Tulane University, Business and Management, 2001
Academic Experience
  • Professor, Tulane University, 2009-
  • Professor, Johns Hopkins University, 2001-2009
  • Professor, Tulane University, 1992-2001
  • Associate Professor, Tulane University, 1984-1992
  • Assistant Professor, Tulane University, 1979-1984
Related Experience
  • Chair, Department of Health Systems Management, Tulane University, 2009-
  • Technical Advisory Committee for “Enhancing HIV Prevention Programs through Evidence-based Practices,” funded by Canadian CIDA, PATH, Seattle, WA, 2009
  • Ad-Hoc Reviewer for Professional Journals including: Journal of Health Communication, Studies in Family Planning, International Family Planning Perspectives, Population Research and Policy Review, Women’s Health African Journal of Reproductive Health
  • Chair, Department of International Health and Development, Tulane University, 1994- 1999
  • Editorial Committee, International Family Planning Perspectives, The Alan Guttmacher Institute, New York, 1993-2008

Research & Teaching Specializations: Family Planning and Population Studies, Central America, Andes, Africa

  • Marjorie C. Horn Operations Research Award from the Office of Population and Reproductive Health, USAID, 2007
  • “Champion of Public Health” Award, Tulane, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 2001.
  • Tulane President’s Office Employee Scholarship for the Executive MBA Program, 2000-2001
  • Dean’s teaching incentive awards, Tulane University, 1994, 1995
  • Elected to Delta Omega, national honorary public health society, 1981.
  • Spanish
  • French
Overseas Experience
  • Guatemala
  • El Salvador
  • Mexico
  • Honduras
  • Nicaragua
  • Haiti
  • Cuba
  • Colombia
  • Peru
  • Ecuador
Selected Publications
  • 2018. “An observational study to test the acceptability and feasibility of using medical and nursing students to instruct clients in DMPA-SC self-injection at the community level in Kinshasa,” with Bidashimwa, D., Makani, P.B., Hernandez, J.H., Akilimali, P., and Binanga, A.Contraception. 98(5):411-417.
  • 2018. “Task-shifting the provision of DMPA-SC in the DR Congo: Perspectives from two different groups of providers,” Hernandez, J.H., Akilimali, P., Glover, A., Emel, R., and Mwembo, A.Contraception. 98(5):449-453.
  • 2018. “Acceptability of the distribution of DMPA-SC by community health workers among acceptors in the rural province of Lualaba in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: a pilot study,” with Mwembo A., Emel, R., Koba, T., Sankoko, J.B., Ngay, A., and Gay, R. Contraception. 98(5): 454-459.
  • 2018. “Accelerate progress-sexual and reproductive health and rights for all: report of the Guttmacher-Lancet Commission,” with Starrs, A.M., Ezeh, A.C., Barker, G., Basu, A., Blum, R., Coll-Seck, A.M., Grover, A., Laski, L., Roa, M., Sathar, Z.A., Say, L., Serour, G.I., Singh, S., Stenberg, K., Temmerman, M., Biddlecom, A., Popinchalk, A., Summers, C., and Ashford, L.S. Lancet (London, England). 391(10140):2642-2692.
  • 2018. “Attitudes toward sexual and reproductive health among adolescents and young people in urban and rural DR Congo,” with Mbadu Muanda, F., Gahungu, N.P., and Wood, F. Reproductive health. 15(1):74.
  • 2018. “Leveraging long acting reversible contraceptives to achieve FP2020 commitments in sub-Saharan Africa: The potential of implants,” with Thanel, K., Garfinkel, D., Riley, C., Esch, K., Girma, W., Kebede, T., Kasongo, G., Afolabi, K., Kalamar, A., Thurston, S., Longfield, K., and Shaw, B. PloS one.13(4):e0195228.
  • 2018. “Family Planning in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: Encouraging Momentum, Formidable Challenges,” with Kwete, D., Binanga, A., Mukaba, T., Nemuandjare, T., Mbadu, M.F., Kyungu, M.T., and Sutton, P. Global health, science and practice. 6(1):40-54.

Recently-Taught Latin American-Related Courses: Fundamentals of Program Evaluation

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

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