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The Maxwell School Syracuse University
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Jeremy Shiffman

Associate Professor of Public Administration

Senior Research Associate, Campbell Public Affairs Institute

Office Address:
Eggers 316

Mailing Address:
The Campbell Public Affairs Institute
Maxwell School of Syracuse University
306 Eggers Hall
Syracuse, New York 13244

Phone   (315) 443-4928
Fax        (315) 443-9734


Jeremy Shiffman is Associate Professor of Public Administration at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University.  His research concerns the global and national political dynamics of health and population policy-making in poor countries.  Jeremy has a particular interest in health policy agenda-setting: why political leaders prioritize some health issues and neglect others. 

His research has been funded by the MacArthur Foundation, among other organizations.  He has published in multiple journals, including the Lancet, the American Journal of Public Health, the Bulletin of the World Health Organization, Social Science and Medicine, Population and Development Review, the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Health Policy and Planning, Studies in Family Planning, International Family Planning Perspectives and Public Administration and Development.  Jeremy has written on a number of health issues, including maternal mortality, infectious disease control, HIV/AIDS, family planning, reproductive health, donor funding for health, and health sector reform.  He has conducted research in many countries across Asia, Africa and Latin America, including Bangladesh, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Indonesia and Nigeria.

Jeremy teaches courses on health and population policy in developing countries, public policy and administration in developing countries, and public administration and democracy.  He has received four teaching awards, including the Birkhead-Burkhead Teaching Excellence Award and Professorship, and the Teaching Recognition Award from Syracuse Universityís Meredith Professors.   He directs the Development and Social Transformation Forum at the Maxwell School, a group that promotes dialogue and scholarly inquiry concerning social change in developing countries.

Jeremy received a bachelorís degree summa cum laude in philosophy from Yale University, a masterís degree in international relations from Johns Hopkins University and a doctorate in political science from the University of Michigan.  Prior to pursuing a doctorate, he worked as a social worker with a United Nations High Commission for Refugees-affiliated agency serving Vietnamese boat people in Hong Kong.  Jeremy has also worked as a public relations executive in Asia with the international public relations firm Burson-Marsteller, and as a teacher at a university in Hangzhou, Peopleís Republic of China.

  Curriculum Vita


PPA730 Health and Population Policy in Developing Countries

PPA755 Public Administration and Democracy

PPA756 Policy and Administration in Developing Countries

Funded Research and Fellowships


Teaching Honors

Symposium on Development