Courtenay M. Dusenbury


IANPHI U.S. Secretariat, Emory University Global Health Institute 

Courtenay Dusenbury has served as the Director of the International Association of National Public Health Institutes (IANPHI) U.S. Office at Emory University’s Global Health Institute in Atlanta since its founding in 2006.  In this position she guides the operations of IANPHI including public health system strengthening projects in over 45 countries around the world.

Prior to her current position she served as the Director of Federal Affairs for Emory University.  She worked in the U.S. Congress as a legislative director, senior health policy advisor and budget negotiator for members on the House Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce committees from 1994-2000, including work on annual budget bills, Medicare and Medicaid reform bills and public health legislation.  From 1988 to 1991 she was special advisor for federal policy to the director of the Puerto Rico Economic Development Agency in San Juan and from 1991 to 1994 was the federal health policy advisor to the Governor of Puerto Rico and assistant director of his office in Washington, D.C.  She began her career as a health policy analyst and press secretary in the Pennsylvania State Senate.  She is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University; attended Georgetown University’s Public Policy Institute and earned her MPH in health policy/health economics from Emory University. She has served on the governmental affairs boards of several major U.S. advocacy groups including the American Association of Medical Colleges, the American Association of Universities and the Association of Academic Health Centers.