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Nancy Mock, PhD

Nancy Mock, PhD

Faculty, Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy

Associate Professor, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
1555 Poydras, Suite 716
New Orleans, LA 70112


Research Interests

Complex emergencies and disasters management; program evaluation; managing the development process


Educational Background

  • DrPH, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • BS, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut


Professional Achievements

  • 2006-2007 Advisory Council, World Vision Hurricane Relief Assistance Program
  • 2006 CDC Expert Panel, Rapid Needs Assessment, post disaster
  • 2006 Technical Assistance for Non-Profit Organizations, Southern Africa drought CSAFE food aid evaluation
  • 2005-2007 Technical Advisory Group, World Food Program Strengthening Emergency Needs Assessment Capacity
  • 2005 Technical Assistance for Non-Profit Organizations, Southern African Vulnerability Assessment Evaluation Study
  • 2005 Executive Steering Committee: Medical Aspects of Consequence Management Training Conference
  • 2003-2004 Senior Evaluation Consultant, PASS/DFID External Assessment Strategic Planning of the Food Insecurity Vulnerability Information and Mapping
  • Member, American Academy for the Advancement of Science
  • Member, Global Disaster Information Network
  • Member, American Evaluation Association
  • Member, Society for International Nutrition Research


Selected Publications

Thurman, T. R., Haas, L. J., Dushimimana, A., Lavin, B, & Mock, N. (2010). Evaluation of a  case management program for HIV clients in Rwanda.  AIDS Care, 22(6), 759-765. 

Rose, D., Chotard, S., Oliveira, L., Mock, N., & Limbombo, M. (2008). A comparative evaluation of dietary indicators used in food consumption assessments of at-risk populations. Food and Nutrition Bulletin, 29(2), 113-122.  

Bhuiyan, A. R., Chen, W., Srinivasan, S. R., Rice, J., Mock, N., Tang, R., et al. (2008). Interaction of C825T polymorphism of G-protein â3 subunit gene and G894T polymorphism of Nitric Oxide synthase gene on carotid artery intima-media thickness in young adults: The Bogalusa Heart Study. Am J Hypertens, 21(8), 917-921.  

Mock, N., & Garfield, R. (2007). Health tracking for improved humanitarian performance. Journal of Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, 22(5), 377-383.  

Lobb, A., & Mock, N. (2007). Dialogue is destiny: managing the message in humanitarian action. Journal of Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, 22(5), 425-433.  

Bhuiyan, A. R., Chen, W., Srinivasan, S. R., Rice, J., Mock, N., Tang, R., et al. (2007). G-6A polymorphism of angiotensinogen gene modulates the effect of blood pressure on carotid intima-media thickness: The Bogalusa Heart Study. Am J Hypertens, 20(10),1073-1078.  

Bhuiyan, A. R., Chen, W., Srinivasan, S. R., Rice, J., Mock, N., Tang, R., et al. (2007). Influence of Nitric Oxide synthase gene polymorphism (G894T) on carotid intima-media thickness in adults: The Bogalusa Heart Study. JASH, 1(5), 362-368.  

Killewo, J., Bazeyo, W., Mock, N., & Burnham, G. (2006). Leadership for health development in Africa: A fresh approach. East African Journal of Public Health, 3(2), 2006, 1-2.  

Mock, N., Sambe, D., Brown, L., O'Manaigh, H., & Elliot, S. (2004). Conflict and HIV: A framework for risk assessment to prevent HIV in conflict-affected settings in Africa.  Emerging Themes in Epidemiology, 1(6).


Personal Statement

Dr. Nancy Mock has over 30 years experience in the Humanitarian, Food Security and Public Health fields.  She is a faculty member of the DRLA, an Associate Professor in International Health and International Development as well as past Interim Executive Director for the Newcomb College Center for Research on Women at Tulane University.  Dr. Mock brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the new program.

Dr. Mock was Associate Director of the Center for Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance (Latin American and Caribbean), a program funded through the Office of Naval Research to provide technical support to the United States Southern Command in the area of disaster preparedness and response.  Dr. Mock co-led the development of INTERHANDS, a major training initiative, as well as providing mission support and lessons learned analysis.  Additionally, as part of a separate USAID project, Dr. Mock co-directed the Complex Emergency Response and Transition Initiative (CERTI), a crisis coordination project that aims to prevent and mitigate conflict, improve timely and appropriate response, and offers support to populations affected by conflict in transition. She was a chief architect of the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Famine Early Warning Systems Project (now FEWSNET) and serves on numerous advisory boards concerned with food security.

Dr. Mock continues to oversee the development and management of international projects valued at over $4.5 million dollars annually.  She has been Principal and Co-Principal Investigator for multiple international programs and is currently involved in the development of a school of Public Health in Rwanda.  Mock has field experience in all major geographic regions of the developing world, is fluent in French and competent in Spanish.

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