Elizabeth Bradley

Elizabeth H. Bradley, PhD, was named the 11th President of Vassar College in July 2017.  Prior to this position, she was on the faculty at Yale for twenty years, and was most recently the Brady-Johnson Professor of Grand Strategy and Faculty Director of the Yale Global Health Leadership Institute.  She also served as the Head of Branford College.

Bradley is renowned internationally for her work on quality of hospital care and large-scale health system strengthening efforts within the US and abroad including in China, India, Ethiopia, Liberia, Ghana, Rwanda, and the United Kingdom.  Bradley has published nearly 320 peer-reviewed papers and has co-authored three books including The American Healthcare Paradox: Why Spending More Is Getting Us Less.  She is the 2018 recipient of the William B. Graham Prize for Health Services Research, the highest distinction that researchers in the health services field can achieve.  Bradley was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2017.

Bradley graduated phi beta kappa from Harvard in economics magna cum laude, earned an MBA from the University of Chicago, and a PhD in health economics from Yale University.  Bradley grew up in New Britain, Connecticut and is married to her husband John with whom she has three adult children.