Elizabeth Howe Bradley
President, Vassar College; Member, AAC&U Board of Directors
Elizabeth Howe Bradley is president of Vassar College. She has led the college to establish new programs and partnerships in India, Rwanda, and China to bring liberal education to these settings. A noted public health expert, she created the first master of health administration program on the African continent with the Clinton Health Access Initiative and pioneered a model of scale-up with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. She is a strong advocate for education and public health, and her research has focused on quality of hospital care and large-scale health systems within the US and globally. Bradley received the William B. Graham Prize for Health Services Research in 2018 and was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2017. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard in economics magna cum laude and earned an MBA from the University of Chicago and a PhD in health economics from Yale University.