Nancy Beth Mock Tulane University

Nancy Beth Mock

Associate Professor of Public Health & Tropical Medicine


DrPH, Tulane University
MPH, Tulane University
BS in Biology, Yale University


Nancy Mock, DrPH is an international development professional with nearly 40 years of professional experience in more than 30 countries. She has established a number of programs within and outside Tulane University in the areas of disaster resilience leadership studies, food security/nutrition, international health, and post Katrina recovery. She led the Newcomb College Center for Research on Women from 2007-2010. More recently, Dr. Mock co-founded and served as inaugural co-director of the Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy initially established in Tulane University’s School of Law. She is a member of the Interagency Technical Working Group on Resilience measurement. She designed and/or mentored major innovative initiatives in early warning, monitoring and evaluation including the Famine Early Warning System (now FEWSNET) and the Standardized Monitoring and Assessment of Relief and Transitions (SMART). She also developed numerous higher education partnership models and networks in service of development objectives. She serves as a senior consultant for the World Food Program, the Food and Agriculture Organization, the Centers for Disease Control, the US Agency for International Development, the Asian Development Bank and numerous non-governmental organizations. Dr. Mock is trained in nutritional epidemiology and international public health. She received a BS in Biology from Yale University and a doctorate in public health from Tulane University. Her current research interests are in the area of disaster resilience, food security and nutrition in humanitarian contexts, linkages between relief and development interventions and information systems.





View Dr. Mock's publications at her NCBI profile page.


  • GCHB 6310 Public Nutrition and Health in Complex Emergiencies
  • SPHU 4330 Introduction to Disasters, Resilience and the International Humanitarian Assistance System