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James Macinko

Associate Professor of Public Health, NYU Steinhardt School of Education


James Macinko is Associate Professor of Public Health and Health Policy in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health and the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. Since 2008, he has directed the NYU Master's program in Global Public Health. Dr. Macinko was formerly a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health and Society Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania and a Fulbright Scholar in Brazil. His field experience includes evaluation of primary health care programs and policies in Latin America and the Caribbean; assessment of microenterprise development programs in Africa and Latin America; assisting the US Agency for International Development and the World Health Organization to develop indicators for assessing infectious disease prevention and control programs in Sub-Saharan Africa; coordinating election monitoring in Ethiopia; and working with the Latino communities in Washington DC, Philadelphia and New York City to identify and eliminate barriers to primary health care.