Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Mary Clark

Associate Professor - Political Science

Contact Info

Department Affiliation
Political Science

  • B.A., Latin American Studies, Carleton College, 1984
  • M.A., University of Wisconsin, Political Science, 1987
  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Political Science, 1993
Academic Experience
  • Associate Professor, Tulane University, 2000-
  • Senior Associate Member, St. Antony’s College, Oxford University, 2001-2002
  • Assistant Professor, Tulane University, 1994-2000
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Tulane, 1993-1994

Research & Teaching Specializations: Health policy in Central America and the United States

Related Experience
  • Interim Associate Dean for Finance and Planning, School of Liberal Arts, Tulane University, 2011-2012, 2013-
  • Executive Director, Center for International Studies, Tulane University, 2004-2006
  • Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Political Science, Tulane University, 2002-2004
  • Program Coordinator, MacArthur Scholarship Program, Institute for Global Studies, University of Wisconsin, 1991-1992
  • Mortar Board Recognition for Excellence in Teaching, Tulane University, 1998-1999
  • Mellon Foundation Research Grant, 1994, 1996
  • Bernstein Newcomb College Fellowship, 1996-1997
  • MacArthur Foundation dissertation fellowships, 1989-1991
  • Organization of American States dissertation fellowship, 1989-1990
  • Spanish
Overseas Experience
  • Costa Rica
  • Chile
Selected Publications
  • 2016. “Expert Advice and Noncommunicable Diseases in Latin America and the Caribbean” Panoramas (Center for Latin American Studies). University of Pittsburgh.
  • 2015. “The New Left and Healthcare Reform in El Salvador” Latin American Politics and Society, 57(4): 97-118.
  • 2015. “The Meanings of Universal Health Care in Latin America,” Journal of Health Politics, Policy, and Law. 40(1): 221-226.
  • 2013. “The Final Frontiers of Health Care Universalization in Costa Rica and Panama,” Bulletin of Latin American Research (published on-line June 1, 2013).
  • 2011. “The DR-CAFTA and the Costa Rican Health Sector: A Push toward Privatization?” The Latin Americanist 55(3): 3-23.
  • 2010. “Access to Care versus Access to Coverage: What Can We Learn from the Louisiana State Hospital Model?” World Medical & Health Policy 2(1): 107-125.
  • 2010. “Rebuilding the Past: Health Care Reform in Post-Katrina Louisiana,” Journal of Health Politics, Policy, and Law 35(5): 743-769.
  • 2005. ‘€œHealth Reform, Doctors, and the Physician Labor Market in Costa Rica.‘€ The Latin Americanist. 49 (1): 125-148.
  • 2004. “Health Sector Reform in Costa Rica: Reinforcing a Public System.” In Crucial Needs, Weak Incentives: Social Sector Reform, Democratization, and Globalization in Latin America. Robert Kaufman and Joan Nelson, eds. Baltimore: Woodrow Wilson Center Press and Johns Hopkins University Press.
  • 2001. “Costa Rica: Portrait of an Established Democracy.” In Citizen Views of Democracy in Latin America. Roderic Ai Camp, editor. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press.
  • 2001. “Does Trust Matter? Interpersonal Trust and Democratic Values in Chile, Costa Rica, and Mexico.” With Timothy J. Power. In Citizen Views of Democracy in Latin America. Roderic Ai Camp, editor. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press.
  • 2001. Gradual Economic Reform in Latin America: The Costa Rican Experience. Albany: SUNY Press.

Recently-Taught Latin American-Related Courses: POLC-4392-01: Controversies- Global Public Health

Number of Dissertations or Theses Supervised in the Past 5 Years: 4

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