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Jeremy Shiffman

Professor Department of Public Administration and Policy

Jeremy Shiffman is Professor in the Department of Public Administration and Policy at American University in Washington, DC. A political scientist by training, his research focuses on the politics of health policy-making in low-income countries, and the global governance of health and social development. His research has been funded by the Gates, MacArthur and Rockefeller Foundations and the United States Agency for International Development, among other organizations. His work has appeared in multiple journals, including The Lancet, The American Journal of Public Health and Population and Development Review. He is the inaugural recipient of the Gary and Stacey Jacobs Award for excellence in health policy research. Across his career, he has received six awards for excellence in teaching. He has served on multiple technical advisory committees for organizations working in global health and development, including the World Health Organization and Save the Children. He received a BA summa cum laude from Yale University in philosophy, an MA from Johns Hopkins University (SAIS) in international relations, and a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in political science. Prior to working in academia he served as an executive with the international public relations firm Burson-Marsteller, and as a social worker, working with Vietnamese boat people.


PhD in political science, University of Michigan; MA in international relations, Johns Hopkins University; BA summa cum laude in philosophy, Yale University

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  • Fall 2018

    • PUAD-685 Topics in Policy Analysis/Mgmt: Global Health Policy
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Area of Expertise:

Global health policy, with an emphasis on low-income countries, Ebola

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Jeremy Shiffman conducts research in the field of global health policy.  He has particular interests in maternal mortality, infectious disease control, HIV/AIDS, family planning, reproductive health, newborn survival, donor funding for health, and health systems strengthening. He has conducted research in countries across Asia, Africa, and Latin America, including Bangladesh, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Malawi, and Nigeria. He has been the recipient of numerous external grants, including a 3-year $1.1 million grant approved in 2010 from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He has also received grants from the Rockefeller and MacArthur foundations.

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