James Michiel is an American epidemiologist and technical consultant with a background in leveraging mobile technology to address the most pressing global health challenges. A member of the summer teaching staff at the Copenhagen School of Global Health, James is also a technical consultant for Boston University, the Tech Guy at NCDFREE, and formerly an mHealth analyst with Pathfinder International.
James’ recent projects have included supporting the Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (Dar es Salaam, Tanzania) in an e-learning initiative, working with the Vietnamese Ministry of Health to build an SMS system to deliver continuing medical education to community-based physician assistants, and leading a team from NCDFREE to develop a smartphone app that helps users decrease their exposure to NCD risk factors. His analysis of the link between sugar-sweetened beverage consumption and male fecundability as part of the Pregnancy Study Online (PRESTO) has recently been accepted for presentation by both the Society of Epidemiological Research and the Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research.
James received his MPH in Epidemiology from the Boston University School of Public Health. Also a trained classical musician, James holds degrees in trumpet performance and music history from the New England Conservatory and has performed in Carnegie Hall to positive review by the New York Times.