Jo Ivey Boufford, MD

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Jo Ivey Boufford, MD
President, The New York Academy of Medicine

Jo Ivey Boufford, MD, is President of The New York Academy of Medicine. Dr. Boufford is Professor Emeritus of Public Service, Health Policy and Management at the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at New York University School of Medicine. She is Co-Director of the National Program Office of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health and Society Scholars Program. She served as Dean of the Wagner School at NYU from June 1997 to November 2002. Prior to that, she served as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) from November 1993 to January 1997, and as Acting Assistant Secretary from January 1997 to May 1997. While at HHS, she served as the U.S. representative on the Executive Board of the World Health Organization (WHO) from 1994–1997. 

Dr. Boufford was elected to membership in the Institute of Medicine (now National Academy of Medicine) in 1992, served as its Foreign Secretary from 2005 to 2015, and is a member of its Board on Global Health. She currently serves as Vice Chair of the New York State Public Health and Health Planning Council and Chair of its Public Health Committee. She also serves on the board of the United Hospital Fund and Public Health Solutions in New York. She has been a Fellow of The New York Academy of Medicine since 1988. Dr. Boufford received her BA from the University of Michigan and her MD with distinction from the University of Michigan Medical School. She is Board Certified in pediatrics.