Last Name

James A. Wolff, MD

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionBoston University School of Public Health
DepartmentGlobal Health
Address801 Massachusetts Ave Crosstown Center
Boston MA 02118
Phone(617) 638-5399
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 Awards and Honors

2007Massachusetts Medical Society: Community Physician of the Year
2011Boston University School of Public Health: Innovation in Teaching Award
2013Boston University School of Public Health: Norman A Scotch Award for Excellence in Teaching
 Research Expertise & Professional Interests
Dr. Wolff is an Associate Professor of Global Health at Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) where he teaches Planning and Managing Maternal and Child Health Program in Low Resource Settings, Improving Health Outcomes Using Mobile Technologies, Program Design for Global Health, and Making Programs Work: Program Implementation for Global Health. Dr. Wolff was the co-director for a BUSPH partnership with the Public Health Foundation of India and the Indian Council for Medical Research for faculty development. He is currently the Co-PI for a CDC funded faculty and curriculum development partnership with Muhimbili University School of Allied Health Sciences and the Dartmouth Institute for Health Care Improvement. Dr. Wolff is also the faculty representative for the field practice program for the Department on Global Health.

Dr. Wolff is a former Senior Fellow at Management Sciences for Health (MSH) where he worked for over thirty years. At MSH Dr. Wolff assisted both public and private sector health and family planning organizations in countries throughout the world to improve their management. He has been a consultant with USAID, the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Bank, and a number of private organizations. Dr. Wolff’s areas of interest include use of information technologies for education, maternal and child health, emergency medicine, leadership and management.

In addition to his management work and teaching, Dr. Wolff is a practicing physician board certified in Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics, and Preventive Medicine. In 2007 he received the Community Clinician of the Year Award from the Massachusetts Medical Society. In 2013 he received the Norman A Scotch Award for Excellence in Teaching from Boston University School of Public Health.

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  1. Elizabeth G. Clark1, Jessica Watson2, Allison Leemann2, Alan H. Breaud3, Frank G. Feeley III2,4, James Wolff2,4, Tamorish Kole5, Gabrielle A. Jacquet3,4,6. Acute care needs in an Indian emergency department: A retrospective analysis. World Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2016; 3(7):191–195.
  2. Bryant MH, Wolff JA. The Lancet Global Health. Bringing the field into the classroom: an innovative methodology in global health teaching. 2015; Volume 3(S3).
  3. Miller J, Wolff JA. (eds). Management Strategies for Improving Family Planning Services, The Family Planning Manager Compendium. Kumarian. West Hartford, Connecticut. 1996; 431 pages.
  4. Wolff JA, Suttenfield L, Binzen SC. Family Planning Managers Handbook. Kumarian Press. West Hartford, CT. 1991; 374 pages.
  5. Wolff JA, Cushman R, Kweekeh FA, McGrory CE, Binzen SC. Beyond the Clinic Walls. 1990.
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