James Luke David



James David is the Associate Director of the HEALing Communities Study (HCS) at Columbia University School of Social Work’s (CSSW) Social Intervention Group (SIG). He works closely with the HCS Senior Project Director to provide operational guidance and support to the Study. 

Mr. David has more than 15 years of project management experience in myriad fields such as healthcare, media, consumer technology, as well as independent school advancement.

Most recently, Mr. David worked at a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) as the Director of Patient Relations and Engagement. His duties included working with various stakeholders to implement research projects with a focus on mitigating potential negative impacts to patient experience and clinical operations. He also served as an advocate for the deep contribution of health centers to research through initiatives such as considerable involvement in creating the inaugural FQHC's Research Exchange Day, an event that featured more than 50 poster presentations.

Mr. David holds an MS in Journalism from the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University (2003) and a BA in Political Science, as well as Media Arts and Design, from James Madison University (2002).