Reinetta Thompson Waldrop, DrPH, MSHS, FACHE has over 40 years of experience in, health systems administration, operations management, and service delivery, and in public health. She has served as the Deputy Director for Administration and the State District Health Administrator for the Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness, the of a Federally Qualified Health Center, the Director of Management Engineering for the Grady Health System, and the first administrator of Hughes Spalding Children’s Hospital, a care delivery unit of the Grady Health System. Dr. Waldrop has also worked as a healthcare consultant to county government officials as well as private and public healthcare organizations to improve service delivery, identify resources to build infrastructure capacity in underserved areas, and develop financial and operational sustainability strategies. She has 16 years of experience teaching public health, serving as a subject matter expert in health administration, operational management, policy, and financial management. She currently serves as an Associate Professor and Director of the Doctorate in Health Administration degree program at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA.
Dr. Waldrop completed her undergraduate studies at Howard University in Washington, DC; earned her master’s degree in Health Systems Management Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, and completed her Doctorate in Public Health at the University of Georgia. She has presented at conferences nationally and internationally on numerous health topics and has been an invited speaker before world health leaders from 26 countries at the World Health Organization’s Kobe Center Pacific Rim Conference on Cities and Health in Kobe, Japan. There she presented on partnership development in public health to close service delivery gaps in underserved communities. Dr. Waldrop has also been an invited lecturer at universities, seminars, and workshops. She currently holds Fellow status in the American College of Healthcare Executives and has held national and regional leadership positions in the National Association of Health Services Executives, the George Association of Healthcare Executives, the American Public Health Association’s Health Administration Section, and in many local and state health related professional associations.