Jacky M. Jennings, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Associate Professor, Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, and Director, Center for Child and Community Health Research, Johns Hopkins

Jacky M. Jennings, Ph.D., M.P.H., is an associate professor in the Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine at Johns Hopkins Children's Center with a joint appointment in the Department of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is the director of the Center for Child and Community Health Research.

The most significant impact of Dr. Jennings' research contributions are in the area of sexually transmitted infections and HIV transmission dynamics, with a specific interest in determining the mechanisms through which place plays a role in local transmission dynamics causing endemic rates of sexually transmitted infections and HIV and extreme racial disparities.

Secondarily, she has begun to make significant research contributions in the application of epidemiologic principles to the translational science in pediatrics, such as proteomics research. She teaches and mentors graduate medical and public health students.