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James A. Macinko

James Macinko
Professor, Department of Community Health Sciences and Department of Health Policy and Management
Associate Dean for Research


DepartmentsType of Faculty
Community Health SciencesFull Time
Health Policy and ManagementFull Time
Split Appointment
Contact Information

Room 31-235B CHS

Areas of Interest: 

Global health; public health policy with a focus on regulation of alcohol, tobacco, and firearms; health services research focusing on primary health care organization, financing and delivery; health inequalities and social determinants of health; Latin America and Brazil.

James Macinko is Professor of Health Policy and Management and Community Health Sciences. He is a health services researcher specializing in global health and health policy analysis. Main areas of research include assessing the impact of health reforms and policy changes, developing tools to evaluate health system performance, and exploring the role of health policies and services in the production and potential reduction of health inequities. 

Prior to joining the faculty at UCLA in 2015, Dr. Macinko was Associate Professor of Public Health and Health Policy at New York University and former director of the NYU MPH program. He was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health and Society Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania from 2006 to 2008 and a Fulbright Scholar in Brazil in 2002.

Macinko’s publications have appeared in The Lancet, the American Journal of Public Health, Health Affairs, the Milbank Quarterly, Health Services Research, Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, the American Journal of Epidemiology, and others.  His work has received support from many institutions, including the NIH (National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institute of Child Health and Development, Office of Behavioral and Social Science Research), the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the InterAmerican Development Bank, the Pan American Health Organization, the World Bank, and the government of Brazil’s Ministry of Health. 

PhD, Health and Social Policy, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
MA, International Affairs, George Washington University
This faculty member is available to serve as: 
Doctoral Advisor
Masters Advisor
PhD Committee Member
MS Thesis Committee Member
MS Report Committee Member

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