Dr. Jo Ivey Boufford

Clinical Professor of Global Health, New York University President, International Society for Urban Health Immediate Past President, New York Academy of Medicine

Dr. Jo Ivey Boufford is an expert in urban health, disease prevention, healthy aging, health promotion and health disparities. Her extensive experience in medicine, international affairs, health policy and public administration has seen her take leadership positions in numerous organizations, including; the US Department of Health and Human Services, the World Health Organization, the International Women's Health Coalition, the National Academy of Medicine, the Commonwealth Fund, and New York University, to name a few. Dr. Boufford holds a degree in Psychology and received her Doctorate in Medicine, with distinction, both earned from the University of Michigan. Dr. Boufford has been a member of the Board of Trustees of the Novartis Foundation since May 2018.