Reinetta Thompson Waldrop, MSHS, FACHE

Reinetta Thompson Waldrop, MSHS, FACHE is on faculty at the Morehouse School of Medicine in the Master of Public Health Program (MSM MPH) where she has taught Financial Management for Healthcare Administrators for the last seven years.  Before joining the MSM MPH program full time, she held increasingly responsible positions in her 30 year public health career where she gained experience in the areas of project management and implementation, budgeting and financial management systems, strategic planning, programmatic and health impact needs assessments, emergency preparedness,  and infrastructure improvement. She has led multi-million dollar projects in the areas of financial information systems improvement, infrastructure and development, IT infrastructure capacity planning and implementation, and emergency preparedness and disaster management program development and capacity building at the local public health level.  Mrs. Waldrop has conducted operational reviews leading to millions of dollars in expense reductions, and has worked in a consulting capacity with healthcare agencies and community based organizations to improve service delivery, workforce development, infrastructure capacity building and long-term sustainability.  Mrs. Waldrop has presented at workshops, seminars, and conferences both nationally and internationally on numerous public health topics.  In 2001 she was an invited speaker to the World Health Organization (WHO) Kobe Centre’s Second Global Meeting on Cities and Health held on Awaji Island,Hyogo, Japan. Mrs. Waldrop completed her undergraduate studies at Howard University in Washington, D.C., and earned her Masters Degree in Health Systems Management Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA.  In 2001, she completed a one year certificate course in Public Health Management from the Management Academy for Public Health (MAPH) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  She is currently pursuing her doctorate in public health at the University of Georgia in Athens, GA.

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