Jeffrey F. Markuns, MD
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Family Medicine

EdM, Boston University
MD, Saint Louis University



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.

Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Medical Sciences & Education


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2009 Boston University: Best Faculty Abstract, John McMahan Education Day
2007 International Honor Society in Education: Pi Lambda Theta
1999 Saint Louis University School of Medicine: Distinction in Community Service
1999 Saint Louis University School of Medicine: Distinction in Research
1997 Joslin Diabetes Center / National Institutes of Health: National Research Service Award


Taiwan-Myanmar Medical Empowerment Project: Phase 2
03/20/2016 - 12/31/2017 (PI)
Global Health through Education, Training and Service Shin Kong Life Fdn

Global Health through Education, Training and Service
11/01/2016 - 10/31/2017 (PI)
Global Health through Education, Training and Service Manan Trust

Strengthening Primary Care training in Cambodia through Development of Strategic Partnership
07/10/2015 - 07/31/2017 (PI)
Global Health through Education, Training and Service

Extending Improvements in the Primary Care System
01/01/2013 - 12/31/2016 (PI)
The Atlantic Philanthropies


Improving the Primary Health Care System at the Rural Commune Level Through Development of an Innova
03/01/2007 - 06/30/2015 (PI)
Atlantic Philanthropies Foundation

Vietnam Family Medicine Faculty Development
11/01/2007 - 04/30/2015 (PI)
China Medical Board of New York, Inc.

LAOS-Family Medicine Grant
01/01/2007 - 10/31/2014 (PI)
China Medical Board of New York, Inc.



Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
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  1. Thornblade LW, Henry EG, Minh Tam N, Markuns JF. A novel tool for assessing primary care quality at the point of care in Vietnam. Educ Prim Care. 2016 Sep; 27(5):416-420. PMID: 27583531.
  2. Lara RF, Mogensen KM, Markuns JF. Support Line. effective feedback in the education of health professionals. 2016; 2(38):3-8.
  3. Schirmer J and Markuns JF. Psychosomatic Medicine: An International Textbook for the Primary Care Setting. Chapter 16: Systems Development of Behavioral Health in Primary Care. Springer. 2014.
  4. 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; DOI: 10.1093/fampra/cmt021;.
  5. 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; PMCID: PMC3637494; DOI: 10.1186/1472-6920-13-3;.
  6. 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. View Publication
  7. 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 Publication
  8. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 20526907.
  9. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 19881412; DOI: 10.1097/ACM.0b013e3181b6c8e7;.
  10. Wiecha JM, Markuns JF. Promoting medical humanism: design and evaluation of an online curriculum. Fam Med. 2008 Oct; 40(9):617-9.View Related Profiles. PMID: 18830833.
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Bar chart showing 19 publications over 10 distinct years, with a maximum of 6 publications in 1999

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19961
19996
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20081
20091
20101
20134
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20162

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