Dr. James Wolff
Dr. Wolff is an Associate Professor of Global Health at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSPH) and a Senior Fellow at Management Sciences for Health (MSH), a non-profit international public health management consulting company.
At BUSPH, Dr. Wolff teaches courses on Maternal and Child Health in Development Countries, Program Design for Global Health, Using m-Health to Improve Health Outcomes, and Program Implementation: Making Programs Work. For several years he was the program director for a certificate course taught with colleagues from MSH, Leading Organizations to Achieve the Millennium Development Goals. He was also the co-director for the course Teaching Teachers to Teach, a partnership with the Public Health Foundation of India and the Indian Council for Medical Research. Currently, he is the Co-PI for the Dartmouth-BUSPH-MUHAS partnership for Curriculum and Faculty Development. Dr. Wolff is also the faculty representative for the field practice program for the Department of Global Health.
Dr. Wolff worked with MSH for over 30 years assisting public and private sector health and family planning organizations throughout the world to improve their management and leadership. He has been a consultant with USAID, the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Bank, and a number of private organizations. Dr. Wolff’s areas of interest include use of information technologies for education, maternal and child health, emergency medicine, and leadership and management.
Dr. Wolff received a B.A. from Harvard College, a B.M.S. from Dartmouth Medical School, a M.D. from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and a M.A.T. and M.P.H. from Harvard University. In addition to his management work and teaching, Dr. Wolff practiced emergency medicine in Concord, Massachusetts for thirty years. In 2007 he received the Community Clinician of the Year Award from the Massachusetts Medical Society. In 2013 he received the Norman Scotch Award for Excellence in Teaching from Boston University School of Public Health.
Deirdre Pierotti, Assistant Director of the Center for Global Health & Development and the Department of International Health (DIH), holds an MA from the Boston University Center for Energy & Environmental Studies, and a BA in political science from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. As the Assistant Director for the DIH and the CGHD, she is responsible for strategic planning and overall management, and oversees most operational functions of the two units. She has extensive experience at BU, and previously at the Harvard Institute for International Development, overseeing a wide range of functions, such as policy and procedure development, organizational structure and staffing, human resources, finance and budget, pre- and post-research award management, facilities management, and academic program management. She also has experience managing complex international public health research projects funded by major donors such as USAID, NIH, and CDC, including two large global capacity-strengthening projects over a ten-year period. She has a particular interest in organizational development and quality improvement; and an interest in international urban health issues.