Dr. Josh Ruxin
Public Health / Economic Development
Dr. Josh Ruxin is Assistant Clinical Professor of Public Health at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and Director of the Access Project for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and Macrohealth at the Center for Global Health and Economic Development, a joint initiative of the Earth Institute at Columbia University and the Mailman School of Public Health. He is implementing a project with the World Health Organization to apply the findings of the Commission on Macroeconomics and Health in eighteen developing countries. Previously, Dr. Ruxin worked at Harvard University where he directed the Access Project for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. The project continues at Columbia and has provided technical expertise to teams in Nigeria, Ethiopia, Malawi, South Africa, Angola, and Haiti. Before joining Harvard, Dr. Ruxin was Vice President and co-founder of ontheFRONTIER, a strategy consulting firm providing advisory services to businesses in developing countries. Dr. Ruxin received a Master of Public Health from Columbia University, and a PhD in History from the University of London where he was a Marshall Scholar.
Josh Ruxin is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Public Health at the Mailman School of Public Health and directs the Center for Global Health and Economic Development. Josh focuses on comprehensive approaches to fighting poverty with emphasis on scaling up national health programs. He currently directs several related projects and is based in Kigali, Rwanda. He is the country director for the Millennium Village Project in Rwanda, where he’s working in the Bugesera district with over 50,000 Rwandans. The Millennium Village project is a revolutionary approach to demonstrate that substantive and rapid investments in human development can help the poor achieve all the Millennium Development Goals in less than five years. Josh served as co-chair of the United Nations Millennium Project task force focused on HIV/AIDS, which published its findings in January 2005. In 2002, he founded the Access Project for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. The Access Project provides technical expertise to several countries including Kenya, Ethiopia, Rwanda, and Nigeria and has helped assemble approved grant requests which yielded over one billion dollars in funding.
In Rwanda the project focuses on district-level health systems and will be helping to address the needs of over 1.8 million Rwandans by then end of 2006. Josh was co-founder and Vice President of ontheFRONTIER, a strategy consulting firm based in Boston, Massachusetts. During his five years there and at Monitor Group, he led projects in a dozen developing countries and was an advisor to government and private sector leaders on business strategy and economic development. Josh received a B.A. in the History of Science and Medicine from Yale University, where he was a Truman Scholar. After Yale, Josh was a Fulbright Scholar in Bolivia. He holds a Master of Public Health from Columbia University, and a PhD in History from the University of London where he was a Marshall Scholar. Josh serves on the Board of Directors of FilmAid International and Orphans of Rwanda. He is a member of the Global HIV Prevention Working Group and serves on faculty at the Clergy Leadership Project.
- Consequences For Not Acting Now
- Cost to End Poverty, 1/2 a Penny per Dollar
- Enormous Hope, The Global Fund, PEPFAR
- Goal Obstacles, Cannot be Done From the Outside Looking In
- Healthcare Extreme - Poverty
- HIV Transmission Rates, Airplane iPods
- HIV, ART, Heartbreak
- Humanity - Tragedy, Opportunity, Optimism, Basket-Weaving
- Investments in Africa Have Never Been Made
- Millennium Development Goals
- Opportunity not Guilt
- Pursuit of Happiness
- Rwanda Coffee and Pomegrantaes
- The Millennium Villages Project
- The Poverty Trap - Family and National
- What Can Individuals Do?
- What Keeps You Doing This Work?
- Why Are We Focused on Africa?
- Why Have the Past 60 Years Not Solved the Problems?