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Thomas J. Stranova, ScD, MHA

Associate Professor

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Thomas Stranova, ScD., MHA (Photo by Rick Olivier)

Education & Affiliations

ScD, Tulane University
MHA, Tulane University
BA, History/Community Health, Tufts University


Dr. Stranova received his doctor of science (ScD) and his master of health administration (MHA) degrees from Tulane University and his undergraduate degree from Tufts University, where he majored in history while also earning a certificate in community health. Prior to joining the Tulane faculty, Dr. Stranova held leadership positions with New Orleans-based Ochsner Health System and Tulane University Hospital & Clinic. Dr. Stranova also has experience in health care policy, having spent several years as a policy analyst for Paralyzed Veterans of America, a non-profit advocacy group in Washington, DC. His research focuses on the organizational relationships, structures, and leadership of healthcare organizations, in particular academic teaching hospitals and their associated medical schools. More generally, Dr. Stranova's interests lie in applying organizational theory and strategic management principles to strengthen both domestic and international healthcare systems, to improve the quality of healthcare provision, and to assist organizations in identifying strategies that will help reduce health disparities in the communities they serve.

Research Areas

  • Academic medical organizations
  • Organizational theory
  • Strategic Management

Honors & Awards

  • 2015: Service Award – American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE)
  • 2014: Tulane University SPHTM Dean E. Elaine Boston Award for Outstanding Long-Term Commitment to Student Needs Award
  • 2012: Tulane University SPHTM Student Government Association’s Teaching Excellence Award
  • 2011: Early Career Healthcare Executive Regent’s Award – American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE)
  • 2009: Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health


SPHL 6070 Health Systems, Policy, and Management
HPAM 6320 Managerial Communications
HPAM 7170 Strategic Management of Healthcare Organizations