2015 World STI & HIV Congress and Australasian HIV&AIDS Conference
Jacky Jennings

Dr. Jennings is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics in the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine with a joint appointment in the Department of Epidemiology at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is the Associate Director of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine and the Director of the Center for Child and Community Health Research (CCHR).  She also co-directs an NIAID Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) Training Grant  (T32) for pre-doctoral students at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. The most significant impact of Dr. Jennings’ research contributions is in the area of STI and HIV transmission dynamics. Her specific interest is in determining the mechanisms through which place plays a role in local transmission dynamics causing endemic rates of STIs and HIV and extreme racial disparities.  She has a longstanding collaborative relationship with the Baltimore City Health Department working with them on these issues for Baltimore City.  Secondarily, she has begun to make significant research contributions in the application of epidemiologic principles to the translation of research questions in Pediatrics.  She teaches and mentors graduate medical and public health students.