Biafra at 50: A War Remembered

Colloquium | October 24 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 James F. Phillips, Professor, Columbia University Medical Center

 Center for African Studies

James F. Phillips is Professor Columbia University Medical Center and Population and Family Health of the Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health, Mailman School of Public Health where he directs research on health systems development in Africa. Prior to joining the Mailman faculty, he had Population Council resident assignments in the Philippines, Bangladesh, and Thailand and positions in Nigeria with the US Peace Corps, the International Committee of the Red Cross in Biafra, and with UNICEF in post-war Eastern Nigeria as a United Nations Forward Observer. At the Mailman School, Dr. Phillips was the founding Director of Advancing Research on Comprehensive Health Systems (ARCHeS), a program for developing evidence based strategies for improving primary health care program functioning. Since 2000, he has been an advisor to the Ghana Health Service Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) Initiative. Professor Phillips holds a sociology-demography PhD degree from the University of Michigan, an MS degree in Population Studies from the University of Hawaii, and a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Michigan.

Photo: Jim Phillips with Ghana's first nurse to work at the community level.

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James Phillips with Ghana's first nurse to work at the community level