James Pfeiffer PhD, MPH is currently Professor in the Department of Global health in the School of Public Health, with a joint appointment in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Washington, Seattle. Dr. Pfeiffer earned both his PhD in Anthropology and his MPH at UCLA. He has nearly 25 years of research experience in medical anthropology and public health in Africa. He has worked extensively on reproductive and community health projects in Mozambique and has coordinated numerous program evaluations and operations research projects for Health Alliance International (HAI), a non-profit based in Seattle and closely affiliated with the UW School of Public Health. In 2013, Dr. Pfeiffer became Executive Director of HAI and oversees public sector health system strengthening projects in Mozambique, Côte d’Ivoire, and East Timor. In his academic positions at Case Western Reserve University and University of Washington, Dr. Pfeiffer has served as principal investigator on medical anthropology and public health research funded by the National Science Foundation, Wenner-Gren Foundation, and National Institutes of Health. Dr. Pfeiffer has also conducted research on community participation in Nicaragua and nutrition planning in Iran for UNICEF. Dr. Pfeiffer has technical expertise in ethnographic and qualitative research methods, epidemiology, program evaluation, and implementation science.