Last Name

Jeffrey F. Markuns, MD

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionBoston University School of Medicine
DepartmentFamily Medicine
Address771 Albany St
Boston MA 02118
Phone(617) 414-4465
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0002-8044-2575
Other Positions
TitleActive Staff Privileges
InstitutionBoston Medical Center
DepartmentFamily Medicine

 Research Expertise & Professional Interests
Jeff is the Executive Director for the Boston University Family Medicine Global Health Collaborative. Jeff has been working with the Collaborative since 2007, providing teaching and consultation around the world with a special focus on education and training as well as primary care systems integration. He is the project leader for for the Vietnam Family Medicine Development Program and our current project sponsored by the Atlantic Philanthropies working with multiple Vietnamese universities and the Ministry of Health on national-level scale up of a Family Medicine-based primary care model for delivery of grassroots clinical services and integration with the existing hospital-based system. Jeff directed a similar program retraining physicians in Laos from remote district hospitals to provide general medical services and primary care, and co-leads an early-phase primary care system strengthening program in Cambodia. He has led numerous workshops around the world focused on medical education and primary care systems development, and he has developed and organized countless fellowships to Boston University for visiting professionals ranging from practicing specialist physicians to health system administrators to government policy-makers, including Ministers of Health.

With broad clinical skills in the full spectrum of Family Medicine clinical services, formal fellowship training in medical education, and almost a decade of experience as an assistant program director in postgraduate training in Family Medicine, Jeff has served as a consultant in various aspects of both general medical education and primary care in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Oman, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia and Vietnam. He also sits on the board of the American Academy of Family Physicians’ Center for International Health Initiatives, and is Vice President of Family Medicine for GHETS (Global Health through Education Training and Service). He has authored several articles and textbook chapters in primary care and global health, and was lead author in the revision of the chapter on Education and Professional Development in the Wonca guidebook, The Contribution of Family Medicine to Improving Health Systems, 2nd Ed.

 Self-Described Keywords
  • Family Medicine
  • global health
  • international health
  • Laos
  • medical education
  • primary care
  • Southeast Asia
  • Vietnam
  • world health
  • Cambodia
  • Myanmar
  • Lesotho
  • sub-Saharan Africa
  • health professions leadership
Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.
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  1. Sung NJ, Markuns JF, Park KH, Kim K, Lee H, Lee JH. Higher quality primary care is associated with good self-rated health status. Fam Pract. 2013 Oct; 30(5):568-75. PMID: 23759366.
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  2. Khan OA, Guerrant R, Sanders J, Carpenter C, Spottswood M, Jones DS, O'Callahan C, Brewer TF, Markuns JF, Gillam S, O'Neill J, Nathanson N, Wright S. Global health education in U.S. medical schools. BMC Med Educ. 2013; 13:3. PMID: 23331630.
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  3. Jeffrey Markuns, Marcelo Marcos Piva Demarzo, Nandani de Silva, Ilse Hellemann-Geschwinder, Inderjit Singh Ludher, Roar Maagaard, Allyn Walsh. The Contribution of Family Medicine to Improving Health Systems. Michael Kidd, Editor. Chapter 4: Education and professional development. Radcliffe Publishing Ltd. London. 2013; 75-154.
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  4. Markuns JF, Montegut AJ. Understanding Global Health. William H. Markle, Melanie A. Fisher, Raymond A. Smego, Jr., Editors. Chapter 8: Primary Care in Global Health. McGraw Hill. 2013; 195-219.
    View in: External Website
  5. Markuns JF, Fraser B, Orlander JD. The path to physician leadership in community health centers: implications for training. Fam Med. 2010 Jun; 42(6):403-7. PMID: 20526907.
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  6. Markuns JF, Culpepper L, Halpin WJ. Commentary: A need for leadership in primary health care for the underserved: a call to action. Acad Med. 2009 Oct; 84(10):1325-7. PMID: 19881412.
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  7. Wiecha JM, Markuns JF. Promoting medical humanism: design and evaluation of an online curriculum. Fam Med. 2008 Oct; 40(9):617-9. PMID: 18830833.
    View in: PubMed
  8. Wojtaszewski JF, Hansen BF. Insulin signaling and insulin sensitivity after exercise in human skeletal muscle. Diabetes. 2000 Mar; 49(3):325-31. PMID: 10868952.
    View in: PubMed
  9. Markuns JF, Wojtaszewski JF, Goodyear LJ. Insulin and exercise decrease glycogen synthase kinase-3 activity by different mechanisms in rat skeletal muscle. J Biol Chem. 1999 Aug 27; 274(35):24896-900. PMID: 10455163.
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  10. Sherwood DJ, Dufresne SD, Markuns JF, Cheatham B, Moller DE, Aronson D, Goodyear LJ. Differential regulation of MAP kinase, p70(S6K), and Akt by contraction and insulin in rat skeletal muscle. Am J Physiol. 1999 May; 276(5 Pt 1):E870-8. PMID: 10329981.
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  11. Markuns JF, Napoli R, Hirshman MF, Davalli AM, Cheatham B, Goodyear LJ. Effects of streptozocin-induced diabetes and islet cell transplantation on insulin signaling in rat skeletal muscle. Endocrinology. 1999 Jan; 140(1):106-11. PMID: 9886813.
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  12. Meyer-Bernstein EL, Jetton AE, Matsumoto SI, Markuns JF, Lehman MN, Bittman EL. Effects of suprachiasmatic transplants on circadian rhythms of neuroendocrine function in golden hamsters. Endocrinology. 1999 Jan; 140(1):207-18. PMID: 9886827.
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  13. Goodyear LJ, Hirshman MF, Napoli R, Calles J, Markuns JF, Ljungqvist O, Horton ES. Glucose ingestion causes GLUT4 translocation in human skeletal muscle. Diabetes. 1996 Aug; 45(8):1051-6. PMID: 8690151.
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  14. Chang PY, Goodyear LJ, Benecke H, Markuns JS, Moller DE. Impaired insulin signaling in skeletal muscles from transgenic mice expressing kinase-deficient insulin receptors. J Biol Chem. 1995 May 26; 270(21):12593-600. PMID: 7759507.
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