Dr. Bertrand came to the International Center for Medical Research and Training (ICMRT) for the first time in 1971 to serve as editor – assisting researchers, many of whom were physicians, in converting their research into publishable papers. After this first period of time with the ICMRT, Dr. Bertrand completed her doctoral studies at the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, and subsequently a post-doc at the University of Chicago. She then joined the faculty of the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine in 1979, first as an Assistant Professor, then Associate and finally as a Full Professor. In 2001, she was offered the opportunity to direct the International Communication Center of Behavior Change at Johns Hopkins University. In July 2009, she returned to Tulane as the Neal A. and Mary Vanselor Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Systems Management, which will be the Department of Global Health Systems and Development as of July 2011.