Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Jack C. Ling

Emeritus Clinical Professor - Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences

Contact Info

Department Affiliation
Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences


  • B.A., Syracuse University, Journalism, 1954
  • M.A., Stanford University, Communication/Journalism, 1955

Academic Experience

  • Clinical Emeritus Professor of Public Health, 2009-
  • Research and Teaching Professor, Payson Center, Tulane 1998-2009
  • Clinical Professor, Department of International Health and Development, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tulane, 1994-
  • Director, International Communication Enhancement Center, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tulane, 1989-

Research & Teaching Specializations: Global and Local Communications; International Communication and Mobilization for Health Issues

Related Experience

  • Communication Consultant, FAO, WHO, UNICEF, USAID, UNDP, PAHO, IRC, and National Center for Health Education, 1968-
  • Director, Division of Public Information and Education for Health, WHO, Geneva, 1982-1986
  • Director, Information and Communication Division, UNICEF, New York, 1972-1982

Selected Publications

  • 1992. Social Mobilization for Health: A Strategic Process Model for Essential Drug Information. SW: Karolinska Institutet.
  • 1992. “Social Marketing: Its Place in Public Health.” Annual Review of Public Health. Co-author.
  • 1990. “Public Relations and Health in the Third World.” IPR Review. 13.
  • 1985. “A Plan of Action Focussing on Professional Leadership.” Education for Health. 2.