Jane T. Bertrand, PhD, MBA


Neal A. and Mary Vanselow Endowed Chair
Suite 1900
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Education & Affiliations

PhD, Sociology, University of Chicago
MBA, Tulane University
BA, French, Brown University


Jane T. Bertrand, PhD, MBA, is a professor, jointly appointed in the Departments of Health Policy & Management and International Health & Sustainable Development. She also holds the Neal A. and Mary Vanselow endowed chair. Her work has involved program evaluation and behavior change communication in the areas of international family planning and HIV prevention. Dr. Bertrand has been on the Tulane faculty since 1979, except for the period from 2002-09 when she directed the Center for Communication Programs (CCP), at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her published research focuses on Sub-Saharan and Latin America. In recent years she has worked primarily on the implementation and evaluation of family planning programs to increase contraceptive use in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. At Tulane she teaches one graduate level course: International Family Planning: Policies and Programs. Also, she serves as faculty adviser for Global Scholars. She is fluent in French and Spanish.

Research Areas

  • International family planning
  • Program evaluation

Honors & Awards

  • 2021 and 2022 of the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine Outstanding Achievements:  Largest Funded Research Awards (at the Tulane Faculty Research Synergy Event)
  • Achieved "Honor a Colleague" recognition at the Population Association of America (nomination spearheaded by Dr. Mark VanLandingham and 3 other GCHB colleagues)


Please see Dr. Bertrand's publications at her NCBI profile page.


IHSD 6760: International Family Planning: Policies and Programs