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William E. Bertrand

Professor & Center Co-Founder
William E. Bertrand

Over the course of his extensive career, Dr. Bertrand served as Vice President for University Planning, Research & Innovation, Tulane University, and Co-Directed and founded three Academic Public Health Institutions: the Department of International Health and Development at Tulane University, Center for International Health and Development at Tulane University, and the Zaire School of Public Health at the University of Kinshasa.  A leading expert in International Development, he designs, manages, and leads multimillion dollar UN, WHO, and CDC development programs throughout Africa, South America, and Southeast Asia.  As Wisner Professor of Public Health, Dr. William E. Bertrand provides instruction in Information and Communication Technology and Applied Research in Development.  Dr. Bertrand is an active international health and development practitioner serving communities around the world as consultant, capacity development, and program design, monitoring and evaluation.

Primary Classification: 
  • B.A., Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Sociology & Speech, 1966
  • Ph.D., Tulane University, Demography and Urban Studies, 1974
  • NIMH, Post-Doctoral Fellowship
  • Post Doctoral training, International Center For Medical Research And Training, Epidemiology and Biostatistics of Infectious Disease, 1973-1976.

Academic Experience: 
  • Wisner Professor of Public Health, Tulane University, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 1986-present
  • Director, Payson Center for International Development, Tulane University, 1998-2007
  • Vice President for University Planning, Research & Innovation, Tulane University, 1994-1998
  • Chair and Founder, Department of International Health and Development, Tulane University, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 1992-1994
Selected Publications: 
  • Margee M. Ensign and William Bertrand, Rwanda: History and Hope, Lanham: University Press of America, c2010.xx, 154p.
  • Bertrand, William E. and et al. "An Evaluation of Suma's Use in the Bolivian Floods," Journal of Human Security and Development, 2005, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 93-107.
  • Bertrand, William E., and et al. "Bringing Treatments, Developing Cures." The Pfizer Journal: International Perspectives on Health Care and Biomedical Research Global Edition IV.1. 2003.
  • Bertrand, William E. "Towards a Role for Universities in Evidence Based Development." Synergy in Development: Higher Education: Responding to Development Challenges in the New Millennium. Washington, DC: The Association Liaison Office for University Cooperation in Development, 2002.
  • Bertrand, W.E., and M.F. Trujillo. "An Inventory of Early Warning Systems in the Americas." Meeting of the Joint Humanitarian Forces of the Americas. Costa Rica, 2001
  • Bertrand, William E., Berkeley, Seth and Janoski, Susan. “The Public Health School Without Walls Project: New Models of Public Health Education,” New York Health Sciences Journal, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 17-34, Spring 1997.
  • Bertrand, William E., Ocampo, Alfredo, Rojas, Oscar and Ensign, Margee M., “Economic Development Management and Entrepreneurship in the Health Sector in Colombia: Sustainable Development with a New Face,” New York Health Sciences Journal, 1997, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 63-75.
  • Bertrand, William E. and Magnani, Robert J, with the publication of “Management Information in Support of FP Programmes,” UNFPA, 1997
  • Bertrand, William and Oliveras, Elizabeth, “Capitalizing on the Internet to Improve Training,” JHPIEGO Corporation Virtual Seminar Review Series: Globalizing Access to Reproductive Health Information, 1997.
  • Ajello, C., Bertrand, William E. McIntosh, N. and Loveras, E., “Learning without Walls: A pre-Congress Seminar,” JHPIEGO Proceedings Series, 1996.
  • Mock, N., Magnani, R., Dikassa, L., Rice, J., Abdoh, A., Bertrand, W. and Mercer, D., “The Utility of Case-Control Methods for Health Policy and Planning Analysis: An Analysis from Kinshasa, Zaire,” Evaluation and Program Planning, 1993, Vol. 16, pp. 199-205.
Curriculum Vitae: 
Country Experience: 
Congo (Kinshasa)
Ivory Coast

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