Angola; Cardiovascular Diseases; China; Ethiopia; Hospices; Palliative Care; Public Health; Quality of Health Care; Rwanda; Tanzania; Global Health; Health Care
Public Health Interests
Cardiovascular Disease; Global Health
Professor Bradley’s work focuses on strengthening health care systems around the globe, including within the US, several countries in Africa, and China. Domestically, she is also involved in several projects including improving quality of care within hospital settings, understanding the relationship between state level social service spending and health outcomes, and improving the transition from acute to hospice and palliative care.
Specialized Terms: Global health management; Implementation science; health systems strengthening; cardiovascular disease and quality of care; Hospice care
Extensive Research Description
Elizabeth Bradley, PhD is the Brady-Johnson Professor of Grand Strategy, the Faculty Director of the Global Health Leadership Institute at Yale, Director of the Global Health Studies program, Professor of Public Health the Yale School of Public Health and Master of Branford College. Her research focuses on health delivery systems and quality improvement and has contributed important findings about organizational change and quality of care within the hospital, nursing home and hospice settings. She has been involved with several projects regarding health systems strengthening in international settings, including China, Ethiopia, Liberia, South Africa and the United Kingdom.
Dr. Bradley recently co-authored The American Health Care Paradox: Why Spending More is Getting Us Less. The book examines spending patterns of health care and. social services in the United States and compared the results with other countries that focus more on social services but have better quality of life as whole communities.
The recipient of a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation grant, Dr. Bradley has led the development of a framework of diffusion, dissemination, and widespread take up of family health innovations. Findings from this research can be integrated into future strategy development and large-scale implementation efforts undertaken by the Gates Foundation and the wider global health community. She also works with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Clinton Health Access Initiative, as well as the governments of Ethiopia, Rwanda, Liberia, and the UK to improve management capacity within health systems. Dr. Bradley and colleagues initiated the first Masters of Hospital and Healthcare Management on the African continent and currently works with several universities overseas in education and research programs.
Dr. Bradley is a graduate of Harvard University, has an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago and a Ph.D. in health economics and health policy from Yale University. She has received numerous honors and awards during her career, including being a three-time recipient of the Teacher of the Year award by the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at Yale; recipient of the John D. Thompson Young Investigator Award, and the Investigator Award by the Donaghue Medical Research Foundation. She served as a fellow with the Gerontological Society of America and is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives. She has been an author of more than more than 275 peer-reviewed publications and three books including The American Health Care Paradox: Why Spending More is Getting Us Less. Previously, she was director of the health management program and co-director of the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at Yale. She also served as hospital administrator at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Bradley has participated in the World Economic Forum and was selected facilitator for the strategic planning retreat for the Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
- Global Health Management and Ethiopian Health Systems Strengthening
- Hospital Strategies to Improve Care for Heart Attack
- Improving the Transition from Acute to Palliative Care and Hospice
- Bradley EH, Curry L. Taylor L, Pallas SW, Talbert-Slagle K, Yuan C, Fox A, Minhas D, Ciccone DK, Berg D, Pérez-Escamilla R. A model for scale up of family health innovations in low-and middle-income settings: A mixed methods study. BMJ Open 2: e000987 doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2012-000987, 2012
- Bradley EH, Curry LA. Spatz ES, Herrin J, Cherlin EJ, Curtis J, Thompson JW, Ting HH, Wang Y, Krumholz HM. Hospital strategies for reducing risk-standardized mortality rates in acute myocardial infarction. Annals of Internal Medicine 156:618-626, 2012
- Bradley, E.H., Nembhard, I.M., Yuan, C.T., Stern, A.F., Curtis, J.P., Nallamothu, B.K., Krumholz, H.M. What is the experience of national quality campaigns? Views from the field. Health Services Research 45: 1651-1669. 2010.
- Bradley, E.H., Curry, L.A., Ramanadhan, S., Rowe, L. Krumholz, H.M. Research in Action: Using Positive Deviance to Improve Quality of Health Care. Implementation Science 4:25, 2009.
- Bradley E.H., Hartwig K.A., Rowe L., Cherlin E.J., Pashman J., Wong R., Dentry T., Abebe Y. Hospital Quality Improvement in Ethiopia: A Partnership-Mentoring Model. International Journal for Quality in Health Care 20: 392-399, 2008.
- Bradley E.H., Curry L.A., Devers K. Qualitative data analysis for health services research: Developing taxonomy, themes and theory. Health Services Research 2007 42:1758-1772.
- Bradley, E.H., Herrin, J., Elbel, B., McNamara, R.L., Magid, D.J., Nallamothu, B.K., Wang, Y., Normand, S.L., Spertus, J.A., Blaney, M., and Krumholz, H.M. Hospital Quality for Acute Myocardial Infarction: Correlation Among Process Measures and Relationship with Short-term Mortality. Journal of the American Medical Association 296: 72-78, 2006.
- Bradley, E.H., Herrin, J., Wang, Y., Barton, B.A., Webster, T.R., Mattera, J.A., Roumanis, S.A., Curtis, J.P., Nallamothu, B.K., Magid, D.J., McNamara, R.L., Parkosewich, J., Loeb, J., and Krumholz, H.M. Strategies for Reducing the Door-to-Balloon Time in Acute Myocardial Infarction. New England Journal of Medicine 355: 2308-2320, 2006.
- Bradley, E.H., Herrin, J., Wang, Y., McNamara, R., Webster, T., Magid, D., Blaney, M., Peterson, E., Canto, J., Pollack, C., and Krumholz, H.M. for the NRMI Investigators. Racial and Ethnic Differences in Time to Acute Reperfusion Therapy for Patients Hospitalized With Myocardial Infarction. Journal of American Medical Association 292: 1563-1572, 2004.
- Curry, L.A., Spatz, E., Cherlin, E., Thompson, J., Berg, D., Ting, H., Decker, C., Krumholz, H.M., Bradley, E.H. Improving Hospital Performance in 30-Day Risk Standardized Mortality: The Role of Organizational Practices and Context. Annals of Internal Medicine 154: 384-390, 2011.
- Curry, L., Luong, M., Krumholz, H.M., Gaddis, J., Kennedy, P., Rulisa, S., Taylor, L., Bradley, E.H. Achieving Large Ends with Limited Means: Grand Strategy in Global Health. International Health 2: 83-86, 2010.
- Yuan C.T., Dembry L.M., Higa B., Fu M., Wang H., and Bradley, E.H. Perceptions of hand hygiene practices in hospitals in China. Journal of Hospital Infection 71: 157-162, 2009.
- Cleveland, E.C., Dahn, D.T., Safer, M., Podesta, M., Bradley, E.H. Introducing Health Facility Accreditation in Liberia. Global Public Health 6: 271-282, 2011.
- Bradley EH and Taylor LA. The American Health Care Paradox. Why Spending More is Getting us Less. Public Affairs Press: NYC, 2013.
- 283. Brewster AL, Curry LA, Cherlin EJ, Talbert-Slagle K, Horwitz LI, Bradley EH. Integrating new practices: How hospital innovations become routine. Implementation Science 2015; DOI: 10.1186/s13012-015-0357-3.
- 282. Ghesquiere AG, Aldridge MD, Johnson-Hurzeler R, Kaplan D, Bruce ML, Bradley E. Hospice services for complicated grief and depression: Results from a national survey. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2015; DOI: 10.1111/jgs.13656.
- 281. Abrahim O, Linnander E, Mohammed H, Fetene N, Bradley E. A patient-centered understanding of the referral system in Ethiopian primary health care units. PLoS One 2015; 10 (10): e0139024. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0139024.
- 280. McNatt Z, Linnander E, Endeshaw A, Tatek D, Conteh D, Bradley EH. Developing and implementing a national hospital performance monitoring system in Ethiopia. Bulletin of the World Health Organization 2015; 93:719-726. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2471/BLT.14.151399.
- 279. Jack H, Canavan M, Bradley E, Ofori-Atta A. Aggression in mental health settings- a case study in Ghana. Bulletin of the World Health Organization 2015; DOI: 10.2471/BLT.14.145813.
- 277. Nembhard IM, Morrow CT, Bradley EH. Implementing role-changing vs time-changing innovations in health care: The differing contributions of engaging staff, management and network. Medical Care Research and Review 2015; 1-29. DOI: 10.1177/1077558715592315.
- 276. Talbert-Slagle K, Ahmed S, Brewster A, Bradley EH. State-level spending on health care and social services for people living with HIV/AIDS in the U.S.: A systematic review. AIDS Care 2015; DOI: 10.1080/095-40120.2015.1032207.
- 273. Bradley EH, Sipsma H, Horwitz LI, Ndumele CD, Brewster AL, Curry LA, Krumholz HM. Hospital strategy uptake and reductions in unplanned readmission rates for patients with heart failure: A prospective study. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2015; 30:605-611. DOI: 10.1007/s11606-014-3105-5.
- 270. Curry LA, Linnander E, Brewster AL, Ting H, Krumholz HM, Bradley EH. Organizational culture change in U.S. hospitals: A mixed methods longitudinal intervention study. Implementation Science. 2015; 10:29. DOI: 10.1186/s13012-015-0218-0.