Associate Professor, Public Health (on leave)
James Macinko is Associate Professor of Public Health and Health Policy in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health and theRobert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. He currently directs the NYU MPH Program in the NYU Global Institute of Public Health. His work focuses on health policy from a global perspective with emphasis on health services and systems. Main areas of research include assessingthe impact of health reforms and policy changes, developing tools to evaluate health system performance, and exploring the role of health policies and services in the production and potential reduction of health disparities. 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 has included evaluation of primary health care programs and policies in Brazil and in other Latin America and Caribbean countries; assessment of microenterprise development programs in Sub-Saharan Africa; 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; and working with the Latino communities in Washington DC, Philadelphia and New York City to identify and eliminate barriers to primary health care. Macinko's research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NICHD, NIAAA), the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Pan American Health Organization, the Inter-American Development Bank, and the World Bank.