Jane Bertrand, PhD




Jane Bertrand, PhD
Neal A. and Mary Vanselow Professor and Chair
Department of Global Health Management and Policy
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
1440 Canal Street, Suite 1900
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 988-7107
Fax: (504) 988-3783


Research Interests:

program evaluation, operations research, reproductive health, HIV/AIDS


Educational Background:

  • 1969-1970 University of Paris - French studies
  • BA/1971 Brown University - French
  • MA/1973 University of Chicago - Social Science: Communication
  • PhD/1976 University of Chicago - Sociology
  • MBA/2001 Tulane University - Business, Management

Professional Achievements:

  • 2006-2009 Academic Professor, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
  • 2002-2008, Director, Center for Communication Programs, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
  • 2008-2009, Project Director, Project SEARCH, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
  • 1994-1999, Chair, Department of International Health and Development, Tulane University SPHTM, New Orleans, LA

Selected Publications:

Bertrand JT, Njeuhmeli E, Forsythe S, Mattison SK, Mahler H, Hankins CA. Voluntary medical male circumcision: a qualitative study exploring the challenges of costing demand creation in eastern and southern Africa. PLoS One. 2011;6(11):e27562. Epub 2011 Nov 29.

Bertrand, Jane T and Danny Schieffler, 2012 (in press).  Evaluating Behavior Change Communication Programs.  In Kagan, S., Gielen, A, and Green, L. (editors), Motivating Health Behavior Change in Populations.  Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press. 

Bertrand, Jane T., Stella Babalola, and Joanna Skinner. 2012 (in press). The Impact of Health Communication Programs, in (editors) Silvio Waisbord and Rafael Obregon, Handbook of Global Health Communication. JWS Wiley, publisher.  

Bertrand, Jane T., Alice Payne Merritt, and Gary Safftiz. 2011 (in press): in R. Parker and M. Sommer (eds), "Health Communication: A Catalyst to Behavior Change." Handbook of Global Public Health. Routledge Publishers.

Bertrand, Goldman, Zhivan, Agyeman, Barber. 2011. Evaluation of the "Lose Your Excuse" Public Service Advertising Campaign for Tweens to Save Energy. Evaluation Review. 35(5):455-89. Epub 2011 Dec 12.

Bertrand, Njeuhmeli, Forsythe, Mattison, Mahler, Hankins. 2011. Voluntary medical male circumcision: a qualitative study exploring the challenges of costing demand creation in eastern and southern Africa. PLoS One. 6(11):e27562. Epub 2011 Nov 29.

Bharath-Kumar, Uttara, Becker-Benton, Antje, Lettenmaier, Cheryl, Fehringer, Jessica (*), and Bertrand, Jane T. (in press, 2009). Communication and the ART Rollout: Beyond the Medical Model, AIDS Education and Prevention.

Bertrand, Jane T, David Holtgrave, and Amy Gregowski. (2008) “Program Evaluation of HIV Prevention Programs in the United States and Developing Countries.” In Kenneth Mayer and Hank Pizer (eds.), HIV Prevention. London: Academic Press.

Bertrand, Jane T. (2008), entry on “Program Evaluation” in the International Encyclopedia of Communication, Blackwell Publishing. The International Encyclopedia of Communication (ed. Donsbach), Wiley-Blackwell (Oxford, UK and Malden, MA).

Brambila, Carlos; Emma Ottolenghi; Celeste Marin; Jane T. Bertrand. 2007. “Getting results used: evidence from reproductive health programmatic research in Guatemala.” Health Policy and Planning. 22(4):234-245.

Seiber, Eric, Jane T. Bertrand, and Tara Sullivan, (2007), “Changes in Contraceptive Method Mix in Developing Countries.” International Family Planning Perspectives, 33(3):111-123.

Santiso-Gálvez, Roberto and Jane T. Bertrand. 2007. “Guatemala: The Pioneering Days of the Family Planning Revolution.” In The Global Family Planning Revolution, ed. Warren C. Robinson and John A. Ross, 137-54. Washington, DC: The World Bank.

Journal of Health Communication Special Issue on Cost Effectiveness Analysis. Guest Editors: Jane T. Bertrand, Paul Hutchinson. UK: Taylor & Francis, September 2006. Vol 11, Supplement 2.

Bertrand, J.T., K. O’Reilly, J. Denison, R. Anhang, and M. Sweat. 2006. “Systematic review of the effectiveness of mass communication programs to change HIV/AIDS-related behaviors in developing countries.” Health Education Research 21:567-597.

Bertrand, J.T
. and R. Anhang, 2006. “The Effectiveness of Mass Media to Change HIV/AIDS-related behavior among young people in developing countries. In Preventing HIV/AIDS in Young People: A Systematic Review of the Evidence from Developing Countries.” Ross, D, Dick, B. and Ferguson, J. (Eds) pp.205-241. World Health Organization. Technical Report Series no. 938.

Sullivan, T.M (*)., J.T. Bertrand, J. Rice, and J.D. Shelton. 2006. “Skewed Contraceptive Method Mix: why it happens, why it matters.” Journal of Biosocial Science, 38(4): 501-521.

Mills, Samuel (*) and Jane T. Bertrand, 2005. “Use of Health Professionals for Obstetric Care in Northern Ghana.” Studies in Family Planning 36(1): 45-56.

Santiso-Galvez, Roberto and Jane T. Bertrand, 2004. “The Delayed Contraceptive Revolution in Guatemala.” Human Organization 63(1): 57-67.

Bertrand, Jane T., 2004. “Diffusion of Innovations and HIV/AIDS.” Journal of Health Communication 9: 113-121.

Seiber, Eric and Jane T. Bertrand, June 2002, “Access as a factor in differential contraceptive use between Mayans and Ladinos in Guatemala.” Health Policy and Planning, 17(2).

Bertrand, Jane T., Eric Seiber, and Gabriela Escudero, 2001. “Contraceptive Dynamics in Guatemala: 1978-98,” International Family Planning Perspectives, 27(3): 112-118.

Bessinger, Ruth (*) and Jane Bertrand. 2001. “Monitoring Quality of Care in Family Planning Programs: a Comparison of Observation and Client Exit Interviews.” International Family Planning Perspectives, 27(2): 63-70.

Stover, John, Jane T. Bertrand, and James Shelton, 2000. "Empirically-based Factors for Calculating Couple-Years of Protection," Evaluation Review 24(1):3-46.

Bertrand, Jane T., Sandra Guerra de Salazar, Lidia Mazariegos, Ventura Salanic, Janet Rice, and Christine Kolars Sow (*). 1999. "Promoting Birth Spacing among the Maya-Quiché of Guatemala." International Family Planning Perspectives. 25(4):161-67.

Toffolon-Weiss, M. Melissa (*), Bertrand, Jane T, and Stanley S. Terrell. 1999. "The Results Framework - An Innovative Tool for Program Planning and Evaluation." Evaluation Review. 23(3):336-359

Bertrand, Jane T, Bakutuvwidi Makani, Nancy Baughman (*), Michael Edwards (*), and Balowa Djunghu, 1996 "Male versus Female Perspective on Family Planning: Kinshasa, Zaire," Journal of Biosocial Science 28, 37-55

Bertrand, Jane, Karen Hardee, Robert J. Magnani, and Marcia Angle. 1995. "Access, Quality of Care, and Medical Barriers in Family Planning Programs," International Family Planning Perspectives 21(2):64-69.

Bertrand, Jane, Mohamed Tyane, Don Lauro, Mohamed Abou-ouakil, Lisanne Brown (*), and Lisa DeMaria (*). 1995. "Quality of Care in Family Planning Services in Morocco," Studies in Family Planning 26 (3).

Terborgh, Anne, James E. Rosen, Roberto Santiso G., Willy Terceros, Jane T. Bertrand, and Sheana E. Bull (*). 1995. "Family Planning among Indigenous Populations in Latin America," International Family Planning Perspectives 21 (4) 143-149.

Magnani, Robert J., Jane T. Bertrand, Bakutuvwidi Makani, and Stacy W. McDonald (*). 1995. "Men, Marriage and Fatherhood in Kinshasa, Zaire." International Family Planning Perspectives 21(1):19-25.

Tsui, Amy O., Al I. Hermalin, Jane T. Bertrand, James Knowles, John Stover, and Krista J. Stewart. 1993. "Evaluating Family Planning Program Impact: New Initiatives on a Persisting Question." Demography India. 22(2):133-154.

Bertrand, Jane T., Mark E. McBride, Nlandu Mangani, Nancy Baughman (*), and Minuku Kinzonzi. 1993. Community-based Distribution in Zaire: the PRODEF Experience. International Family Planning Perspectives 19(3):84-91.

Bertrand, Jane T., Judith E. Brown, and Victoria M. Ward (*). 1992. Techniques for Analyzing Focus Group Data. Evaluation Review. 16(2):198-209.

Bertrand, Jane T. and Judith E. Brown. 1992. Family Planning Success in Two Cities in Zaire. Washington, DC: The World Bank. Working Paper 1042.

Bertrand, Jane T., Victoria Ward (*) and Francisco Pauc. 1992. Sexual Practices Among the Quiché-Speaking Mayan Population of Guatemala. International Quarterly of Community Health Education. 12(4): 265-282.

Ward, Victoria M.(*), Jane T. Bertrand and Francisco Pauc. 1992. Exploring Sociocultural Barriers to Family Planning among Mayans in Guatemala. International Family Planning Perspectives 18(2):59-65.

Bertrand, Jane T., Lisanne F. Brown (*), Minuku Kinzonzi, Matondo Mansilu, and Balowa Djunghu. 1992. AIDS Knowledge in Three Sites in Bas-Zaire. AIDS Education and Prevention 4(3):251-66.

Russell-Brown, Pauline, Janet Rice, Oriel Hector and Jane T. Bertrand. 1992. The Effect of Sex Education on Teenagers in St. Kitts and Nevis." Bulletin of the Pan American Health Organization. 26(1):67-79.

Bertrand, Jane T., Bakutuvwidi Makani, Balowa Djunghu and Kinavwidi Lewu Niwembo. 1991. Sexual Behavior and Condom Use in Ten Sites in Zaire. Journal of Sex Research. 28(3):347-364.

Bertrand, Jane T., Bakutuvwidi Makani, Susan E. Hassig, Kinavwidi Lewu Niwembo, Balowa Djunghu, Mbadu Muanda and Chirwisa Chirhamolekwa. 1991. AIDS-related Knowledge, Sexual Behavior and Condom Use Among Men and Women in Kinshasa, Zaire. American Journal of Public Health. 81(1):53-58.

Bertrand, Jane T., Kashwantale Chibalonza, Balowa Djunghu, Nancy Baughman (*), Chirwisa Chirhamolekwa. 1991. Social and Psychological Aspects of Tubal Ligation in Zaire: A Follow-up Study of Acceptors. International Family Planning Perspectives. 17(3):100-107.

Bertrand, Jane T. 1991. Recent Lessons from Operations Research on Service Delivery Mechanisms. In M. Seidman (ed.), Operations Research: Helping Family Planning Programs Work Better. Washington, DC.

Hassig, Susan E. (*), Jane T. Bertrand, Balowa Djunghu, Minuku Kinzonzi, Nlandu Mangani. 1991. Duration and Correlates of Postpartum Abstinence in Four Sites in Zaire. Social Science and Medicine. 32(3):343-347.

Irwin, Kathleen, Jane T. Bertrand, Ndilu Mibandumba et al. 1991. Knowledge, Attitudes and Beliefs about HIV Infection and AIDS among Healthy Factory Workers and their Wives, Kinshasa, Zaire. Social Science and Medicine. 32(8):917-930.

Ward, Victoria (*), Jane T. Bertrand and Lisanne F. Brown (*). 1991. The Comparability of Focus Group and Survey Results: Three Case Studies. Evaluation Review. 15(2):266-283.

Wishik, Samuel and Jane T. Bertrand. 1991. Field Supervision for Quality Control of Local Family Planning Workers in Developing Countries. International Quarterly of Community Health Education. 11(2):111-122.


Bertrand, Jane T.  2010. Book review of Laura Reichenbach and Mindy Jane Roseman (editors), Reproductive Health and Human Rights: The Way Forward.  Studies in Family Planning, 41: 159–164.

McKee, Neill, J.T. Bertrand, and A. Becker. 2004. Strategic Communication in the HIV/AIDS Epidemic. New Delhi: Sage Publications.

Bertrand, J. et al. 2002. "Chapter 31: The Democratic Republic of the Congo." in World Health Systems: Challanges and Perspectives. Edited by Fried and Gaydos. Chicago: Health Administration Press.

Bertrand, Jane and Gabriela Escudero. 2002. Compendium of Indicators for Evaluating Reproductive Health Programs. Chapel Hill, NC: Carolina Population Center.

Bertrand, Jane T. and Manuel Solis, 2000. Evaluando Proyectos de Prevención de VIH/SIDA, un Manual con Enfoque en las Organizaciones no Gubernamentales. MEASURE Evaluation Project, Chapel Hill, NC: Carolina Population Center.

(*) denotes a student involved in research


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