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Mehr Manzoor
  • 2022 - 2023 Graduate Fellow
  • Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Health Policy and Management
  • mmanzoor@tulane.edu


Mehr Manzoor is a Fulbright Scholar from Pakistan and a Ph.D. candidate at Tulane University in the Department of Health Policy and Management. Mehr’s research focuses on gender equality and women’s leadership in global health. She is a recipient of the Center of Ethics and Public Affairs Graduate Fellowship Award from the Murphy Institute for 2022-2023 for her dissertation research titled “Gender Inequality Regimes of Global Health Organizations” under the supervision of her advisor, Dr. David Hotchkiss. She served as a research director at Women in Global Health from 2016 to 2019.

In 2018, Mehr was selected as an Emerging Voice for Global Health (EV4GH) program fellow. She also received the Changemaker Catalyst Award by the Taylor Center at Tulane University for her work on women’s leadership in global health. Mehr is a lead author of the first-ever technical report Delivered by Women, Led by Men: A Gender and Equity Analysis in the Global Health and Social Care Workforce,  published by the World Health Organization. She is also the co-editor of the first-ever book on women’s leadership in global health, Women in Global Health Leadership: Power & Transformation, published by Springer in 2022. She holds an undergraduate degree in Computer Science from the National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan, and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan.

The Murphy Institute

Established in memory of Charles H. Murphy, Sr. (1870-1954), and inspired by the vision of Charles H. Murphy, Jr. (1920-2002), The Murphy Institute exists to help Tulane faculty and students understand economic, moral, and political problems we all face and think about. More important, it exists to help us understand how these problems have come to be so closely interconnected.