Bazzano Updated


Alessandra Bazzano

Assistant Professor
Carnegie Corporation of New York Professor of Social Entrepreneurship
Department of Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
1440 Canal Street, Suite 2200-20
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 988-2338
Fax: (504) 988-3540

Research Interests:

  • Social innovation and design thinking
  • Maternal and child health
  • Nutrition
  • Reproductive and sexual health
  • Social and behavioral context in low and middle income countries


Educational Background:

  • PhD, Epidemiology and Population Health - London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • MPH, International Health and Nutrition - Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
  • BA, International Relations - University of California at Santa Barbara


Personal Statement:

My research focus is on maternal and child health in low income countries, with special emphasis on behavioral and social aspects of maternal and newborn care in the community setting and care seeking for illness. I also have a strong interest in nutrition, specifically community based nutrition and behavioral approaches to improving maternal nutrition, breastfeeding, and infant and young child feeding. Alongside that, I have worked on reproductive health issues, particularly related to women's reproductive and sexual health and access to care. My primary methodological focus is qualitative and I have experience in low income countries (Cambodia, Ghana, Ethiopia) and in the United States. I'm actively involved in large research studies, including a cluster randomized trial in Cambodia on newborn care and programmatic research in Ethiopia on child nutrition, as well as US based research on breastfeeding and lactation support.



View Dr. Bazzano's publications at her NCBI profile page.

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Professional Achievements:

Delta Omega Honor Society in Public Health
Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health
Memberships: American Public Health Association, CORE Child Survival Group, International Society for Research on Human Milk and Lactation, Society for Medical Anthropology

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