Jessica Tufte, MPH

Jessica has interdisciplinary educational and professional experience in public health, program management, and refugee resettlement. Before joining CCNY, she was a project manager at a rural community health center in central North Carolina. She has experience in program development, planning, and implementation; quality improvement; relationship management; and presenting to a variety of audiences. Additionally, she has presented at numerous local, regional, and national meetings and conferences and has won awards for her work with the refugee community, in public health, and for travel to present her work.


Piedmont Health Services; Chapel Hill, NC
Medical Education Project Manager, 2016-2018

UNC Refugee Health Initiative; Chapel Hill, NC
Co-director (part-time), 2014-2016

International Institute of Buffalo; Buffalo, NY
Multiple positions in refugee resettlement, 2011-2014

SUNY University at Buffalo; Buffalo NY
Laboratory Assistant, 2006-2010


Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists Conference, Anchorage, AK (2016)
American Public Health Association National Conference, Denver, CO (2016)
Safe States Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, NM (2016)
Presentation Skills: Maintaining an Executive Presence (2015)


Masters of Public Health (Health Behavior), 2014-2016
Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Bachelor of Arts in Biological Sciences and English, 2006-2010
State University of New York – University at Buffalo