Elizabeth H. Bradley, Ph.D., is the Master of Branford College, as of 2011. Master Bradley is a professor of public health with expertise in health policy and management and the Director of the Yale Global Health Initiative at the University. She is also the faculty director of the Yale Global Health Leadership Institute. 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. Master Bradley enjoys all kinds of sports and listening to a cappella music.
Master Bradley received a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Harvard University in 1984; a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (Health Administration) from the University of Chicago in 1986; and a Ph.D. in Epidemiology & Public Health/Health Economics from Yale University in 1996. She has published more than 200 peer-review papers in her field and received numerous honors and awards during her career, including being a three-time recipient of the Teacher of the Year award by the Yale School of Public Health.
Master Bradley lives in Branford with her husband John Bradley, Associate Master, and her children, Alice (18 years old), Kate (16 years old) and Tim (12 years old).
John Bradley is the Associate Master of Branford College, and his move to the college with his wife, Betsy and family, represents a return. As a Yale undergraduate, John lived in Branford College and graduated in 1981. Since graduation, John completed an MBA at the University of Chicago and spent twenty years in the field of health care administration. Five years ago, John was chosen to be the Executive Director for Liberty Community Services in New Haven, a non-profit social service agency that provides housing to people who have been homeless. John is a native of New Haven and hopes to bring his knowledge of New Haven to the students of Branford. John is excited about working with students and staff to make Branford a supportive and enjoyable educational community.