Jo Ivey Boufford is Clinical Professor of Global Health at the New York University School of Global Public Health and Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at New York University School of Medicine. She is President Emeritus of The New York Academy of Medicine and Immediate Past President of the International Society for Urban Health (2017-9). Previously, she served as dean of the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University from June 1997 to November 2002. She also served in many other leadership positions with the World Health Organization, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, and New York State Public Health and Health Planning Council, among others. Dr. Boufford was elected to membership in the Institute of Medicine (now National Academy of Medicine) in 1992 and as a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration in 2005. She has received numerous honorary doctorate of science degrees.