Global Health Management and Policy

South African Health Videos Improve Health Data Collection

A scene from one of Dr. Valerie Yeager's "edutainment"
videos being used in eLearning in the South African
healthcare environment.

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Dr. Valerie Yeager, assistant professor of Global Health Management and Policy at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, has completed three “edutainment” videos that are being used in eLearning in the South African healthcare environment. Read more>>


About the department

Interested in working on Capitol Hill to make lasting, positive change in the health of Americans? In managing a hospital or other large healthcare organization?  In strengthening health systems around the world? In combining these interests with medical training through the MD/MPH program?

Health Management and Policy researchers develop new ideas, theories and practices that contribute to improving the population's health and the personal health of individuals by producing research findings, advancing the field of health services research, and understanding and improving the performance of health services in the United States and globally.

Students examine the organization, financing and delivery of health services for careers in management, policy and research, studying:

  • Organizational management and performance, quality of care, and process improvement.
  • Insurance, payment and regulatory systems and public health programs.
  • Policy analysis and evaluation, and health services research.

We currently offer MPH, MHA, and PhD degrees. Our combined degree programs are: MD/MPH, MBA/MHA, JD/MHA.

Faculty have expertise in leadership and policy in healthcare delivery organizations, pharmaceutical organizations, national nonprofits, as well as international agencies and health care systems.  They also have extensive knowledge in the areas of health policy, organizational theory and behavior, management, economics, medicine, law, sociology, political science and statistics. 

We envision a future where the influence of our scholarship and the performance of our graduates enhance quality of life by improving public health and healthcare delivery systems worldwide.

If you have questions about the program or which option is best for you, don't hesitate to contact our faculty or staff.
Dr. Mark L. Diana
W.C. Tsai and P.T. Kung Professor in Health Systems Management
Department Chair and MHA Program Director


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