Mollye M. Demosthenidy, JD, MHA

Dean of Newcomb-Tulane College

Mollye Demosthenidy, headshot

Education & Affiliations

JD, Tulane University
MHA, Tulane University
BS, Louisiana State University


Mollye Demosthenidy is a clinical professor in the department of health policy and management. Her academic interests lie in healthcare reform; the role of law and policy in improving healthcare outcomes; and the intersection of law, politics, and healthcare policy. She teaches courses addressing health law and regulation, ethics, and health policy, at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Prior to joining the faculty at Tulane, she practiced law at two New Orleans firms, focusing on regulatory and transactional issues faced by healthcare providers. She holds a JD and an MHA, both from Tulane University, and a BS from Louisiana State University. Mollye, a nationally recognized expert in healthcare and former associate dean for Strategic Initiatives in the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine (SPHTM), accepted the appointment as the new dean of Newcomb-Tulane College (NTC), effective July 1, 2023. Her appointment followed an extensive national search that attracted outstanding candidates from across the country. 

Research Areas

  • Healthcare reform
  • Health policy
  • Health law

Honors & Awards

  • 2018: Outstanding Undergraduate Public Health Teaching Award
  • 2017 Dean's Undergraduate Public Health Teaching Award
  • 2015: Dean E. Elaine Boston Award for Outstanding Long-Term Commitment to Student Needs
  • 2014: Student Government Association Teaching Excellence Award
  • 2011: Student Government Association Teaching Excellence Award


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


HPAM 6190 Ethical Concerns for Health Care Managers