David Hotchkiss, PhD

Professor and Chair

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Education & Affiliations

PhD, Economics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
MA, Demography, Georgetown University
BA, Economics and Political Science, Guilford College


David Hotchkiss is a health economist and demographer. His current research focuses on the evaluation of health systems strengthening strategies in low- and middle-income countries including: health care financing mechanisms; health workforce strategies; and routine health information systems.  He has also led studies of: socio-economic inequities in health outcomes and health care utilization; demand for health care; and child marriage and reproductive health. Hotchkiss has served as a consultant to the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, USAID, UNICEF, and the United Nations Population Fund. He teaches International Health Policy, and Health Economics for Developing Countries. Prior to joining the faculty at Tulane, he was a research associate at the International Food Policy Research Institute and a pre-doctoral trainee at University of North Carolina's Carolina Population Center. 

Research Areas

  • Health systems research
  • Health care utilization
  • Program evaluation 

Honors & Awards

2022 to 2023: Independent Evaluation Expert, Gavi Alliance Evaluation Advisory Committee

2011 to present: Editorial Board Member, BMC Health Services Research

2018 to present: Editorial Board Member, PLOS ONE


View Dr. Hotchkiss's publications at his NCBI profile page.


IHSD 6130 Health Economics for Developing Countries
IHSD 6830 International Health Policy