Elizabeth H. Bradley, the Brady-Johnson Professor of Grand Strategy, focuses her work on strengthening health care systems in the United States and developing countries.
Bradley created and leads several projects that include improving quality of care within hospital settings, understanding the relationship between social service spending and health outcomes, and improving the transition from acute care to hospice and palliative care. She has also led projects that focus on improving the impact of health care investments in the United States, China, Ethiopia, Liberia, South Africa, and the United Kingdom, among other countries.
Bradley is also the founder and faculty director of the Yale Global Health Leadership Institute, and professor of public health. She has served as head of Branford College since 2011. A graduate of Harvard University with a B.A. in economics, she earned an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago and a Ph.D. in health economics and health policy from Yale University.
Bradley’s honors and awards include several Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation grants, the Teacher of the Year award from the Yale School of Public Health (three times), the John D. Thompson Young Investigator Award, and the Investigator Award from the Donaghue Medical Research Foundation. She is a fellow with the Gerontological Society of America.
Professor Bradley is co-author of three books — “The American Health Care Paradox,” “Shortell and Kaluzny’s Healthcare Management,” and “Public and Private Responsibilities in Long Term Care” — and more than 250 peer-reviewed publications. Previously, she was director of the Health Management Program and co-director of the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at Yale. She also served as hospital administrator at Massachusetts General Hospital. Bradley has participated in the World Economic Forum and was selected to serve as facilitator for the strategic planning retreat for the Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria.