Professor & Interim Head
James N. Burdine is an internationally recognized expert in population health status assessment and community health development. His areas of expertise include working with rural communities across the United States and with promotoras in colonia communities along the U.S.-Mexico border.
His experience also includes the development of highly sophisticated, cost-effective community health assessment techniques as well as a number of national model programs for community-based health improvement including the National Community Health Worker Training Center and the Tele-health Counseling Center at Texas A&M.
Burdine is a Regents Professor in the Department of Health Promotion and Community Health Sciences at the Texas A&M University School of Public Health and is the founding director of the Center for Community Health Development.
Burdine has co-authored more than 250 scholarly papers and presentation and has been awarded more than $28 million in grants and contracts for community health improvement related research, demonstration and evaluation projects.
Burdine received his Bachelor of Science in health sciences from San Fernando Valley State College, his Master of Public Health in community health education from California State University-Northridge, and his Doctor of Public Health in health behavior/health education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.