Professor John Justino has worked for more than 20 years in international development and global public health. This includes over 15 years leading and consulting on social behavior change communications programs in sub-Saharan Africa and elsewhere around the world focusing on HIV/AIDS prevention, malaria prevention and treatment, adolescent reproductive health, family planning, maternal and child health, and improved hygiene and sanitation. He has managed large-scale, multi-year grants and contracts awarded by international donor agencies and programs such as: The USAID Bureau for Global Health; The U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR); The U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI); The USAID Child Survival Health Grants Program; The US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); UNICEF; UNFPA; The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria; Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW); The Department for International Development (DfID or UKAID); The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA); The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA); The Malawi Ministry of Health; The Proctor & Gamble Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program; and various private foundations. Past consulting clients include: Population Services International, The Johns Hopkins University Center for Communication Programs, The Roll Back Malaria Partnership, The National Business Group on Health, L’Association de Santé Familiale - République Démocratique du Congo, L’Association Camerounaise pour le Marketing Social, l’Association Centrafricaine pour le Marketing Social, Engeye Health, and The International Center of the Capital Region.
Mr. Justino joined the University at Albany School of Public Health’s Center for Global Health as its Deputy Director in 2012 and was appointed as a Clinical Associate Professor in the Health Policy, Management and Behavior Department in 2013. He took over as the Director of the Center for Global Health (www.albany.edu/globalhealth) in 2014. At the Center for Global Health, Mr. Justino leads strategic initiatives to ensure the long-term growth and sustainability of the Center and its programs, including efforts to form and sustain strategic partnerships with institutions around the world and in the local community in order to create opportunities for faculty and students to engage in global health research and programmatic interventions. Professor Justino teaches courses in global health science and comparative health systems and coordinates a number of faculty-led study abroad programs open to health sciences students. He administers the School of Public Health’s Graduate Certificate in Global Health Studies and International Internship Program.