James A. Wolff, MD

Associate Professor, Global Health
James Wolff
(617) 638-5399jwolff@bu.edu
Crosstown Center – CT307
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Dr. Wolff is an associate professor of International 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 Developing Countries, Program Design for Global Health, and Program Implementation for Global Health. 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 Boston University School of Public Health T-5 program in partnership with the Public Health Foundation of India and the Indian Council for Medical Research. He is also the a member of the partnership between Boston University, The Dartmouth Institute for Health Care Improvement, and the Muhimbili University for Health and Allied Sciences for faculty and curriculum development. Dr. Wolff is also the faculty representative for the field practice program for the Department on International Health. Dr. Wolff is also a practicing Emergency Physician at Emerson Hospital in Concord, Massachusetts.


  • Harvard University, BA
  • Harvard University, MAT
  • Dartmouth College, BMS
  • Columbia University, MD
  • Harvard University, MPH

Classes Taught

  • SPHIH743
  • SPHIH804
  • SPHIH887
  • SPHIH943


  • Published on 3/1/2015

    Bryant MH, Wolff JA. The Lancet Global Health. Bringing the field into the classroom: an innovative methodology in global health teaching. 2015; Volume 3(S3).

  • Published on 1/1/1996

    Miller J, Wolff JA. (eds). Management Strategies for Improving Family Planning Services, The Family Planning Manager Compendium. Kumarian. West Hartford, Connecticut. 1996; 431 pages.

  • Published on 12/1/1991

    Wolff JA, Suttenfield L, Binzen SC. Family Planning Managers Handbook. Kumarian Press. West Hartford, CT. 1991; 374 pages.

  • Published on 1/1/1990

    Wolff JA, Cushman R, Kweekeh FA, McGrory CE, Binzen SC. Beyond the Clinic Walls. 1990.