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- Emeritus

Contact Info

615 N. Wolfe St.
(410) 955 0792

Research Interests

Population and Family Health Sciences, population change, OpenCourseWare, health policy, demographic and epidemiological change, developing countries, health transition, disease control priorities, strategic leadership, reproductive health, child survival, family planning, international health, distance education

Experiences & Accomplishments
Johns Hopkins University
University of Oklahoma

Currently the focus of my effort has been conducting Strategic Leadership Seminars in developing countries. Working in collaboration with Ben Lozare, Director of Training at CCP, we have developed the curriculum and the STARGuide computer software for the Seminar in Strategic Leadership and for Health System Transformation in Developing Countries.

In the years 1998-2012 we have conducted 9 international Leadership Seminars in Baltimore, national Seminars in Philippines, China, India, Pakistan, Nepal, Indonesia, Turkey, Uganda, Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria, Peru and a regional Seminar for five Central American Countries in Nicaragua. We now have Chinese and Indonesian and Spanish versions of the STARGuide seminar materials. Ten universities in 8 developing countries have now incorporated this leadership training into their academic programs. I am engaged in a collaborative research project assessing the outcomes of a leadership program in China.

Honors & Awards

Phi Beta Kappa - Rhodes College, 1955

Alpha Omega Alpha - University of Oklahoma School of Medicine, 1958

United States Public Health Service Meritorious Service Medal, 1970

Delta Omega - Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, 1965

Advising, Mentoring and Teaching Recognition Award - Johns Hopkins Student Assembly, 1996 and 2002

Golden Apple Award - Johns Hopkins Student Assembly, 1997

Ernest L. Stebbins Award - Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, 2000  

Carl Taylor Lifetime Achievement Award - International Health Section of the American Public Health Association, 2011

Select Publications
  • Swanson, C, Mosley, H, Sanders, D, Egilman, D, De Maeseneer, J, Chowdhury, M, Lanata, CF, Dearden, K, Bryant, M.  Call for global health-systems impact assessments. Lancet 2009;374(9688):433-5. 2009

  • Rahman, MH, Mosley, WH, Ahmed, S and Akhter, H. Does service accessibility reduce socioeconomic differentials in maternity care seeking? Evidence from Rural Bangladesh. J. Biosocial Science 40: 19 – 33, 2008.

  • Ahmed, S, and Mosley, WH. Joint determination of use of contraceptives and maternal and child health interventions in six developing countries. Demography 39 (1); 75-93, 2002

  • Reed H, Koblinski M, and Mosley WH,(eds). The Consequences of Maternal Morbidity and Maternal Mortality. Report of a Workshop, National Research Council, Washington, DC, National Academy Press, 2000

  • Jamison DT, Mosley WH. Disease control priorities in developing countries: health policy responses to epidemiological change. Chapter in WC Cockerham (ed) The Sociology of Medicine, The International Library of Critical Writings in Sociology Series, Aldershot, UK;Brookfield, VT: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, 1995.

Leadership Training and Quality of Family Planning Management and Services
Strengthening of Leadership Capacity of Human Resources in Reproductive Health Programs to Support Decentralization of Health Services
The Effect of Strategic Leadership–Learning Organization (SLLO) Training and Translation on Reproductive Health Improvement in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara Province
Institutionalization of Strategic Leadership Development in the Faculty of Public Health, University of Indonesia
Action Research on Strategic Leadership–Learning Organization Training and Translation in Improving the Referral System for Reproductive Health Services in South Sulawesi
Strategic Leadership for District Health Teams