Jill Raufman is the Associate Director of the Global Health Center, where she is responsible for the development and augmentation of research, education and service global health activities, and also holds the position of Director of Medical Student Global Health Programs. She previously worked for the NYC Department of Health, in addition to a global non-profit organization through which she has spent a considerable amount of time in Kenya. Jill holds a Master of Public Health degree from Hunter College in NYC, as well as a MS in Nutrition in Public Health from Teachers College, Columbia University.
I have experience working in urban global health in Kenya, and have been the course director of the past five global health conferences at the Einstein Global Health Center. I have worked with adolescents in Kenya since 1999, conducting qualitative study with youth in schools in Nairobi and Kisumu, and also with street youth. I have orchestrated a project that provides NYC and Kenyan high students with an ongoing cultural exchange that addresses health and social issues. This project has affected approximately 200 students per year.
In addition, I have expertise in the field of health literacy and have taken part in the design of several projects involving health literacy on behalf of the NYC Mayor’s Office of Adult Literacy and the Bronx Health Literacy Collaborative. I have also taken part in advanced courses in health literacy at the Literacy Assistance Center, NYC, and have received their certificate of achievement.
I have had experience with collecting and analyzing data, having worked with the Community Health Surveys issued by the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
I am conducting research in Kenya in the field of environmental health literacy, examining the use of cookstoves and health. As part of that project, we used a survey instrument, tailored to examine health and environmental health literacy.