Claudia Campbell



Claudia Campbell, PhD
Department of Global Health Management and Policy
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
1440 Canal Street, Suite 1907
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 988-7707
Fax: (504) 988-3783


Research Interests:

Efficiency of health systems; health care costs and access among vulnerable populations


Educational Background:

  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
  • PhD, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri
  • MA, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee
  • BA, Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate, Tennessee

Professional Achievements:

  • American Public Health Association
  • American College of Healthcare Executives
  • Association of University Programs in Health Administration
  • 1969 Phi Alpha Theta, History Honorary Fraternity.
  • 1969 Senior History Award, Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate, TN.
  • 1984 Research Fellowship, Division of Health Care Research, Washington University Medical School
  • 1990-1993 Robert Wood Johnson Faculty Fellowship in Health Care Finance.
  • 1996 Teacher of the Year, Saint Louis University School of Public Health.
  • 2000 Certificate of Leadership Award, YWCA Metro St. Louis, MO
  • 2003 Delta Phi Omega member, Eta Chapter, Tulane University SPHTM


Selected Publications:


Dimachkie M, Campbell C, Oetjen R, Webber L, Asi Y, Mortality Amenable to Health Care in Louisiana: Results from a Cross-Sectional Study" Int. J. Public Policy, in Press.

Westover C, Hernandez P, Chapa G, Cole E, Campbell, C.  Quality of Care in a Low-Income Consumer-Driven Health Plan: Assessment of Health Effectiveness Data Information Set (HEDIS) Scores for Secondary Prevention" J Healthcare Quality  2013 Jan 7. doi: 10.1111/jhq.12001.

Zhao Y, Campbell CR, Fonseca V, Shi L. Impact of hypoglycemia associated with antihyperglycemic medications on vascular risks in veterans with type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2012 May; 35(5):1126-32.  Epub 2012 Mar 19.

Naessens J, Campbell CR, Shah N, Berg B, Lefante JJ, Williams AR and  Culbertson R “Effect of Illness Severity and Comorbidity on Patient Safety and Adverse Events”  American Journal of Medical Quality,  Published online 26 October 2011.

Diana M, Campbell C, Long H, Stranova TJ.  “Faculty Workload Differences among CAHME-Accredited Programs” Journal of Health Administration Education. 2011 Summer; 3(11): 237-248.

Shi L, Liu J, Campbell C, Zhao Z   Factors associated with duloxetine treatment among patients with major depressive disorder in Veterans Health Administration: a retrospective study. Current Medical Research and Opinion. 2010 October 26(12): 2715-2721. Published online 25th October 2010; doi:10.1185/03007995.2010.530140.

Santella, A Shi, L Campbell, C Factors Associated With Hospital Length of Stay Among HIV-Infected Adults in Louisiana. J La State Med Soc. 2010 November/December 162:325-335.

Cook CA, Flick LH, Homan SM, Campbell C, McSweeney M, , Psychiatric Disorders in Treatment in Low-Income Pregnant Women  Journal of Women’s Health. 2010 July 9(7):1251-62.

Chiou, SJ, Campbell C, Myers, L, Culbertson, R, Horswell, R  Factors influencing inappropriate use of ED visits among type 2 diabetics in an evidence-based management program, Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice. 2010 July 13. Epub


Personal Statement:

Dr. Campbell has over 25 years of experience teaching, advising, and conducting research in health economics, health care financing, and health system organizational performance.  Her current research is focused on improving health care quality and outcomes through appropriate organizational, technological, and financing innovations in the health system.  As a member of the Quality and Cost Effectiveness Team of researchers from the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, she is engaged in measuring and implementing quality and patient safety improvement initiatives at the Tulane University Hospital and Clinic.  She has served on the Board and is now advisor to Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum on ARRA-funded initiatives to measure quality and outcomes from information technology adoption and exchange in the state. She is also on the Board and the Data Analytics Group for the Louisiana Public Health Institute. Over her career, she has participated in a number of organizational and program assessments, including a community health worker team program to change health behavior among enrolled low-income women and children, and the barriers facing children in Missouri's SCHIP programs to primary care access, having a medical home, and receiving Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment Services.  Currently she is completing a Gates Foundation funded project to assess cost effectiveness of optional family planning delivery channels in Burkina Faso.  Previous research includes the relationship of PRO discharge screens to adverse outcomes, the risks and resource costs of in-hospital adverse events due to patient health status at admission, the implications of measures used to assess hospital medical errors and adverse events, and an examination of the organizational and patient costs and benefits of electronic prescribing in physician practices.  Over her career, she has served as chair of 15 doctoral student's dissertation committees and worked with many MPH and MHA degree students on research papers and projects. 


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