Jo Ivey Boufford, MD

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Dr. Boufford is the President of the New York Academy of Medicine. She has extensive experience in both public service and public health. Dr. Boufford is also a pediatrician, and was the Dean at the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University, the President of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (the city hospital system) under Mayor Koch and served under President Clinton as Principal Deputy and Acting Assistant Secretary for Health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Her interests are in international health policy and the policy-making organizations that support each country's public health leaders, especially health workforce and sustainable health systems.