Nancy Binkin, MD, MPH is a graduate of the University of California San Diego School of Medicine and the School of Public Health at University of California, Berkeley. She is a pediatrician and public health physician who worked for 20 years at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in family planning, maternal and infant health, nutrition, international tuberculosis, and epidemiology training. She subsequently worked for eight years with the Italian National Institute of Health, where she was co-director of the Italian Field Epidemiology Training Program (known as PROFEA) and was editor of the National Epidemiologic Bulletin. She then served for two years as chief of the policy and evidence unit in the Health Section of UNICEF in New York City from 2009-2010.
From 2011 to 2014, Dr. Binkin taught courses in the Joint Doctoral Program of the San Diego State University School of Public Health/University of California San Diego School of Medicine in maternal and child health, program planning and evaluation, and implementation research. She has been a Professor of Practice at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine since 2013. In this capacity, she has played an important role in the creation and subsequent annual evaluation of an undergraduate program in public health and has been director of the undergraduate honors public health practicum program since 2017.
She has also served over the past decade as a technical advisor for several USAID projects, including studies on equitable access to maternal care and a cluster-randomized trial of a new intervention for malaria prevention in Tanzania. She has also served as a technical advisor for the U.S. Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) on a national assessment of state workforce capacity needs and on a variety of other CSTE surveys. She has worked in more than 30 countries and has more than 300 publications in a wide variety of fields.