Jack C.S. Ling, Emeritus ProfessorJack C.S. Ling
Emeritus Clinical Professor of Public Health
Department of Global Health Management and Policy
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
1440 Canal Street, Suite 2200
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 988-3655
Fax: (504) 988-3653 



Research Interests:

Social mobilization; health advocacy; iodine deficiency disorders


Educational Background:

  • MA, communications and journalism studies, Stanford University
  • BA, journalism, Syracuse University

Professional Achievements:

  • University Scholar for Journalism, Syracuse University, 1954
  • Executive Award, Syracuse-in-Asia, Syracuse University, 1954
  • Jacoby Fellow, Stanford University, 1954
  • UNICEF Service Award, UNICEF NY, 1976
  • UN Secretary General Peace Medal (IYC Gift of Songs Project), 1979
  • UNICEF Award of Dedicated Service to Children, UNICEF, 1986
  • Member, WHO Expert Advisory Panel on Oncology, 1986-90
  • Member, WHO Expert Advisory Panel on Health Promotion, 1991-98
  • Member, Advisory Board, US Committee for UNICEF, 1992-2000
  • Member, Hon. Public Health Society, Delta Omega, 1990-present
  • Champion of Public Health, Tulane University SPHTM, 2002
  • Citation for Outstanding Facilitation, International Meeting for Sustained Elimination of Iodine Deficiency Disorders, Global Network for Sustained Iodine Deficiency, 2003


Ling J, et al, “Social Mobilization, Theory and Practice” (in Chinese), Peking University Medical Press, July 2007.

Ling J. Communication Chapter for the Fight Against Iodine Deficiency, ICCIDD/UNICEF, 2004

Ling J, et al. Social Mobilization, Chinese manuscript, Health Education Journal, Institute of Health Education, Beijing, 2004.

Ling J. UNICEF, Encyclopedia of Public Health. MacMillan Library Reference, New York, 2001.

Ling J. WHO, Encyclopedia of Public Health. MacMillan Library Reference, New York, 2001.

Ling J, et al. Traditional Chinese Medicine, Encyclopedia of Public Health. MacMillan Library Reference, New York, accepted 2000.

Ling J. Health Promotion and the Media. WHO Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office, Alexandria, Egypt, July 1999.

Ling J. Evolution from Relief to Social Development: a UNICEF Experience. 1999 Symposium on International Relief and Social Development, Tzu Chi College of Medicine and Humanities, , Hualien, Taiwan (ROC), August 1999.

Ling J and Wilstein C. Communication Guide for IDD Elimination, ICCIDD, April 1998. Available on the world-wide web. 

Ling J, B. Franklin, J. Lindsteadt and S. Gearon, Social Marketing: its place in public health, Annual Review of Public Health, 1992, Palo Alto.

Ling J, New Communicable Diseases: a communication challenge, essay in Health Communication, a quarterly of the Speech Communication Association, published by Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc. New Jersey, Vol. 4 1989.


Personal Statement:

For nearly thirty years, prior to coming to Tulane, Professor Ling worked with UNICEF and WHO as a Director of Information and Communication in Thailand, China, New York, and Geneva. He planned, developed, and implemented WHO's global communication and education policies, strategies, and programs. From 1989 to 2003, Professor Ling served as director of the International Communication Enhancement Center, where he was responsible for developing and directing the work of the center as a resource-, instruction-, production-, and enrichment-base for the school. He was the principal investigator for the following projects: IDD Elimination Communication Project, China, funded by a Gates Foundation grant to UNICEF; Global Social Mobilization Training and Research Program, funded by UNICEF, UNDP/WHO, UNFPA, and USAID; Child Survival Video Clearinghouse for UNICEF; and Communication Focal Point for the global virtual elimination of IDD, funded by the International Council for the Control of IDD. In the early 2000s he was the chair of the Board of Directors for the International Council for the Control of IDD. He was a superb mentor for the masters students and was a great resource for them as they embarked on their careers.


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