Columbia's Mailman School of Public Health’s Alumni Association has selected John A. MacPhee, MBA, MPH '12 as the 2016 recipient of the Allan Rosenfield Alumni Award for Excellence. Established in 2007 to honor the memory of Allan Rosenfield, who served as dean from 1986 to 2008, the award recognizes the achievements of the School's outstanding alumni and their leadership in the field of public health. MacPhee was selected for his distinguished career and many contributions to the Mailman School community.
John MacPhee is the Executive Director/CEO of The Jed Foundation (JED), a national nonprofit that exists to protect the emotional health of our country’s 40 million high school and college students and reduce the risks of substance abuse and suicide. JED’s programs and resources are used by thousands of schools and reach tens of millions of young people.
He also serves as a board member and was the founding chair of Bottom Line New York, a nonprofit organization that provides guidance counseling to low income urban youth to help them get into college and graduate. John also advises several organizations including the S. Jay Levy Fellowship for Future Leaders at City College, Trek Medics, Crisis Text Line, the Health Policy and Management Department at the Mailman School of Public Health, and HIV Hero. Earlier in his career, he served as executive vice president of Par Pharmaceutical, where he oversaw the creation of a new proprietary products division for the company. In this role, he has responsibility for the commercial operations, clinical development, medical affairs, alliance management and business development functions. Prior to Par, he worked at Forest Laboratories, where he led the launches of treatments for depression, anxiety and Alzheimer's disease. John continues to contribute to the development of novel medications for disorders such as Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis through board roles with Adamas Pharmaceuticals and Blackthorn Therapeutics.
He earned a BA from Columbia College, an MBA from New York University and an MPH from Columbia University.
The award will be presented at the Alumni Summit for Public Health Leadership on June 9, 2016, from 5—9 p.m. at the Faculty House.