David Hotchkiss  

David Hotchkiss, PhD
JP Morgan Chase Professor of Health Care Finance and Vice Chair
Department of Global Health Systems and Development
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
1440 Canal Street, Suite 2200
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 988-3289
Fax: (504) 988-1568




Research Interests:

Health care financing; health information systems; access to and demand for primary health care services; socio-economic inequities in health outcomes and health care utilization

Professional Achievements: 

  • 2011 - Present Associate Editor BMC Health Services Research
  • 2011 Consultant to United Nations Population Fund
  • 2006 Consultant to The Asian Development Bank
  • 2004-2009 Consultant to The World Bank
  • 1999-2000 Consultant to The POLICY Project and USAID/India
  • 1990, 1992 NIH National Research Service Award, Carolina Population Center
  • 1989, 1991 Graduate Assistantship, Department of Economics, University of North Carolina

Educational Background:

  • PhD, economics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • MA, demography, Georgetown University
  • BA, economics, Guilford College

Selected Publications: 

Hotchkiss, David R., Deepali Godha, and Mai Do. 2014. Expansion in the private sector provision of institutional delivery services and horizontal equity: Evidence from Nepal and Bangladesh. Health Policy & Planning 29: 112-119.

Do, Mai, Rieza Soelaeman, and David R. Hotchkiss. 2014. Explaining Inequity in the Use of Institutional Delivery Services. Maternal and Child Health Journal. DOI 10.1007/s10995-014-1561-5

Sado, Lantona, Alma Spaho, and David R. Hotchkiss. 2014. The Influence of women's empowerment on maternal health care utilization: evidence from Albania. Social Science & Medicine 114:169-177.

Silva, Simone, and David R. Hotchkiss. 2014. How does the spread of primary and secondary schooling influence the fertility transition?: evidence from rural Nepal. Journal of Biosocial Science 46 (1).

Godha, Deepali, David R. Hotchkiss, and Anastasia Gage. 2013. Associations between child marriage and reproductive health outcomes and service utilization: A multi-country study from South Asia. Journal of Adolescent Health 52(5). Digested (2013) in International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health 39(2).

Do, Mai, and David R. Hotchkiss. 2013. Relationships between antenatal and postnatal care and postpartum modern contraceptive use: evidence from population surveys in Kenya and Zambia. BMC Health Services Research 13(6).

Hernández-Ávila, Juan Eugenio, Lina Sofia Palacio-Mejía, Agustín Lara-Esqueda, Eva Silvestre, Marcela Agudelo-Botero, Mark Diana, David R. Hotchkiss, Beatriz Plaza, and Alicia Sanchez Parbul. 2012. Assessing the process of designing and implementing Electronic Health Records in a statewide public health system: the case of Colima, Mexico. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association 20: 238-244.

Khan, M. Mahmud, David R. Hotchkiss, Tania Dmytraczenko, and Karar Ahsan. 2012. Use of a balanced scorecard in strengthening health systems in developing countries: an analysis based on nationally representative Bangladesh health facility survey. International Journal of Health Planning and Management 28: 202–215.

Hotchkiss, David R., Mark L. Diana, and Karen G. Fleishman Foreit. 2012. How can routine health information systems improve health systems performance in low- and middle-income countries? Assessing the evidence base. Advances in Health Care Management (12).

Macintyre, Kate, Megan Littrell, David R. Hotchkiss, Sibongile Mndzebele, Rejoice Nkambule, Batsile Mwalimu, Sikhomba Gumbi, Thembayena Dhlamini, Lisanne Brown and Verne Kemerer. 2011. Barriers to referral in Swaziland: perceptions from providers and clients of a system under stress. World Medical and Health Policy 3(4).

Bauhoff, Sebastian, David R. Hotchkiss, and Owen Smith. 2011. Responsiveness and satisfaction with carriers and providers in a safety net insurance program: Evidence from Georgia’s Medical Insurance for the Poor. Health Policy 102 (1-2).

Hotchkiss, David R., Deepali Godha, and Mai Do. 2011. Effect of an expansion in private sector provision of contraceptive supplies on horizontal inequity on modern contraceptive use: evidence from Africa and Asia. International Journal of Equity in Health 10: 33.

Bauhoff, Sebastian, David R. Hotchkiss, and Owen Smith. 2011. The impact of Medical Insurance for the Poor in Georgia: A regression discontinuity approach. Health Economics 20 (11).

Hotchkiss, David R., Anwer Aqil, Theo Lippeveld, and Edward Mukooyo. 2010. Evaluation of the Performance of Routine Information System Management Framework (PRISM): evidence from Uganda. BMC Health Services Research 10:188.

Liu, Xingzhu, David R. Hotchkiss, and Sujata Bose. 2008. The Effectiveness of contracting-out for health services in developing countries: a review of the evidence. Health Policy & Planning 23 (1).

Djibuti, Mamuka, Natia Rukhadze, David R. Hotchkiss, and Thomas P. Eisele. 2007. Health systems barriers to effective use of infectious disease surveillance data in the context of decentralization in Georgia: a qualitative study. Health Policy 83 (2-3).

Hotchkiss, David R., Linda Piccinino, Altin Malaj, Andrés A. Berruti, and Sujata Bose. 2007. Addressing the phenomenon of bypassing in Albania: the impact of a primary health care strengthening intervention. International Journal of Health Planning and Management 22 (3).

Liu, Xingzhu, David R. Hotchkiss, and Sujata Bose. 2007. The Impact of contracting-out on health system performance: a conceptual framework. Health Policy 82 (2).

Hotchkiss, David R., Thomas P. Eisele, Mamuka Djibuti, Eva A. Silvestre, and Natia Rukhadze. 2006. Health system barriers to strengthening vaccine-preventable disease surveillance and response in the context of decentralization: evidence from Georgia. BMC Pubic Health 6:175.

Khan, M. Mahmud, David R. Hotchkiss, Andrés A. Berruti, and Paul L. Hutchinson. 2006. Geographic aspects of poverty and health in Tanzania: does living in a poor area matter? Health Policy and Planning 21 (2).

Hotchkiss, David R., Jeffery J. Rous, Eric E. Seiber and Andrés A. Berruti. 2005. Is maternal and child health service use a causal gateway to subsequent contraceptive use?: A multi-country study. Population Research and Policy Review 24 (5).

Hotchkiss, David R., Paul L. Hutchinson, Altin Malaj, and Andrés A. Berruti. 2005. Out-of-pocket payments and utilization of health care services in Albania: evidence from three districts. Health Policy 75 (1).

Seiber, Eric E., David R. Hotchkiss, Jeffery J. Rous, and Andrés A. Berruti. 2005. MCH and family planning service utilization in Guatemala: implications for service integration. Social Science & Medicine 61(2).

Hotchkiss, David R., Katherine Krasovec, Zine Eddine el Idriss, Erin Eckert, and Ali Mehryar Karim. 2005. The role of user fees and facility attributes on maternal health care utilization in Morocco. International Journal of Health Planning and Management 20 (2).

Rous, Jeffrey J., and David R. Hotchkiss. 2003. Estimation of the determinants of household health care expenditures in Nepal with controls for endogenous illness and provider choice. Health Economics 12(6).


Personal Statement:

David Hotchkiss is a health economist and demographer. His current research focuses on: evaluation of health care financing mechanisms and health information systems in low- and middle-income countries; socio-economic inequities in health outcomes and health care utilization; demand for health care; and child marriage and reproductive health. Hotchkiss has served as a consultant to the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, USAID, and the United Nations Population Fund. He teaches Comparative Health Systems, and Health Economics for Developing Countries.  Prior to joining the faculty at Tulane, he was a research associate at the International Food Policy Research Institute and a pre-doctoral trainee at University of North Carolina's Carolina Population Center. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his M.A. in Demography from Georgetown University .


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