James B McAuley, MD, MPH, MDiv

  • Clinical Professor, Medicine

Dr. McAuley is an internist and pediatrician as well as an adult and pediatric infectious disease specialist. He received his BS, MPH, and MD from Northwestern University, and completed residency and fellowship training at the University of Chicago. His Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene is from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. He completed further public health training at the CDC where he served in the Epidemic Intelligence Service. From 1992 until 2011 he started a TB/HIV program at Lawndale Christian Health Center on the Westside of Chicago, after which he served as the Medical Director of the Cook County Jail and then as the Director of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Program Director for the Combined Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Residency Program at Rush University.

In 2011 he and his wife, Dr. Amy McAuley, also a med-peds trained physician, re-joined CDC as a medical officer to support the integration of program and clinical activities in PEPFAR Zambia. He served as the CDC Zambia Country Director and led efforts in two major Public-Private initiatives – Saving Mothers Giving Life, and Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon.

Dr. McAuley has published over 100 scientific manuscripts, abstracts, and book chapters related to HIV, TB, parasitology, and general infectious diseases. He has served on the US Department of Health and Human Services Pediatric HIV Treatment Guidelines Committee since 2008.

He has worked on several short term projects in Bolivia, Malawi, and Rwanda. He is an ordained Presbyterian minister and while in Zambia he taught HIV and the Pastor at Justo Mwale Theological Seminary. In addition, he provided care for patients and taught Infectious Disease trainees in the MMed program at the University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka Zambia.

Dr. McAuley twice served in Sierra Leone 2014-15 as the CDC Team Lead where he directed 60-100 CDC workers as they sought to contain the West African Ebola Epidemic.

In 2016 he received the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Global AIDS Program Kellie Elizabeth Lartigue-Ndiaye Humanitarian Award for exceptional compassion in carrying out the Global AIDS Program mission.

After 5 years of service in Zambia Dr. McAuley left CDC and joined the US Indian Health Service. The transition allows him to be closer to family in the US and to continue serving amongst underserved populations.

Dr. McAuley is the Clinical Director of the Whiteriver Indian Hospital which serves the White Mountain Apache Tribe on the Fort Apache Reservation in Arizona. Since arriving in Arizona he has recruited over 25 providers and guided Whiteriver to become one of the first IHS Joint Commission accredited Primary Care Medical Home facilities. In an effort to address significant causes of morbidity the Whiteriver team has investigated, presented and published work on Staphylococcus aureus, Streptooccus pyogenes, and SARS-CoV2.

Faculty Type: 
Joint Faculty
  • MD: Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, 1985
  • DTM&H: Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Liverpool, England, 1985
  • MPH: Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, 1987
  • MDiv: McCormick Teological Seminary, Chicago, IL, 2005
Board Certifications
  • ABIM, American Board of Internal Medicine, 1989
  • AAP, American Academy of Pediatrics, 1989
  • ABIM, Infectious Disease, 1992
  • AAP, Pediatric Infectious Disease, 1997