Research Assistant Professor, School of Medicine Adjunct Associate Professor
School of Medicine Adjunct Associate Professor, College of Nursing New York University
College of Nursing New York University
College of Nursing New York University
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Dr. Marilyn A. DeLuca is a registered professional nurse, a global health workforce advocate, and founder of the consultancy Global Health-Health Systems-Philanthropy. She serves as an adjunct associate professor in the College of Nursing and a research assistant professor in the School of Medicine at New York University (NYU).

DeLuca’s experience spans 25 years in the field of global and domestic health care systems, reform, and workforce. She collaborates with and provides services to governments, nongovernmental organizations, and key stakeholders, including the Clinton Global Initiative, the African Development Bank, and the Global Health Workforce Alliance (GHWA).  She is a member of the team developing GHWA’s Global Strategy for HRH and leads the Technical Workforce Group 3 on data, systems, and impact measurement.

As founding executive director of the Jonas Center for Nursing, DeLuca led innovative philanthropic grant programs specific to the professional nursing shortage. During her tenure, she developed and implemented systems-oriented, cross-organizational grant programs to address the nursing shortage in the US.

DeLuca earned a PhD in public administration with a concentration in comparative health systems and reform politics at NYU, where she also earned master’s degrees in public administration and nursing. In 2008, she was inducted into the Alumni Hall of Fame at Hunter College, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing.

DeLuca has expertise in systems-based models and focuses on growing the global health workforce and on universal health coverage. She is lead editor of the 2013 book Transforming the Global Health Workforce.