Alessandra Bazzano serves as an Assistant Professor of Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. In this position, her responsibilities include teaching a variety of graduate courses in addition to conducting research seeking to improve maternal and newborn health in low income settings, such as a current project Cambodia which studies improving referral and infection-control at the community level.

Before accepting her current position, Alessandra Bazzano maintained responsibilities as an Assistant Professor and Chair of Global Health at the Touro University California College of Health Sciences. While there, she supervised the Global Health track of the Master of Public Health Program and conducted research projects while teaching courses on such topics as Maternal and Child Health and Global Reproductive Health.

While completing her PhD at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Alessandra Bazzano studied mother and child health behavior in the home and community setting in Kintampo, Ghana. Her thesis explored important socio-cultural issues impacting health and described potential pathways to addressing these.

Active in the field of international public health for over 15 years, Alessandra Bazzano belongs to the American Public Health Association and the Society for Medical Anthropology. Further, she holds status as a member of the Delta Omega Honor Society in Public Health, and is a Fellow of the Newcomb College Institute and the Royal Society of Public Health.

Having previously pursued her Master of Public Health degree at Tulane, Bazzano was happy to return to New Orleans and the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine to continue her work in the field of global health. Outside of her professional responsibilities, Bazzano is an avid reader who particularly appreciates modern literature by diverse authors such as Haruki Murakami and Louise Erdrich. Also a lover of the outdoors, she enjoys camping and hiking.