Texas A&M Health Science Center
School of Public Health
282 SPH Administration Building
College Station, TX 77843-1266
Phone: (979) 862-2419 | Fax: (979) 458-1878
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Dr. James N. Burdine is currently the Interim Dean, Professor in the Department of Health Promotion and Community Health Sciences, and the Co-Principal Investigator of the Center for Community Health Development, a CDC-designated Prevention Research Center and at the School of Public Health, Texas A&M HSC in College Station, Texas.
He holds a doctorate in Public Health (Dr.P.H.) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1979), a Master’s in Public Health from California State University, Northridge (1972), and a Bachelor of Science in Health Science from San Fernando Valley State College (1970).
Dr. Burdine is an internationally recognized expert in population health status assessment and community health development. His areas of expertise include working in and with rural communities across the United States and with promotoras in colonia communities along the US-Mexico border. His experience also includes the development of highly sophisticated cost-effective community health assessment techniques as well as a number of national “model” programs for community-based health improvement implemented while he served in senior management positions over a fifteen year period with large hospital systems in Texas and Pennsylvania. Before coming to the Health Science Center in 2001, Dr. Burdine spent ten years as President and Senior Scientist of a nationally recognized health care consulting firm working with a wide variety of client organizations including federal and state agencies, health care organizations and philanthropic groups.
Over the course of his career, Dr. Burdine has co-authored more than 250 scholarly papers and has been awarded more than $27 million in grants and contracts for community health improvement related research, demonstration, and evaluation projects. Dr. Burdine also services as a member of the editorial board and reviewer for several major public health publications.