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Jennifer A. Downs, MD, MSc, PhD

Weill Cornell Medicine
Associate Professor in Women’s Health
Medicine (Center for Global Health)



Health disparities, HIV/AIDS, Global health


Clinical fieldwork, Clinical medicine, Clinical trial development, Community engagement, Hospital medicine, Implementation research, Infectious disease epidemiology, Mixed methods research, Qualitative data analysis


I’m a researcher involved with health equity research or practice, I’m an educator committed to diversity, equity and inclusion education

What I would like to offer as a collaborator…

I am a physician-scientist trained in Infectious Diseases and Clinical Epidemiology and have conducted research at the Weill Bugando School of Medicine in Mwanza, Tanzania since 2008. My three major areas of research have been: (1) conducting implementation studies to increase health and health equity in rural communities in Tanzania, (2) determining the relationship between schistosome infection and mucosal immunity in women in Tanzania, and (3) investigating evidence-based strategies to retain and promote women scientists to leadership in global health. I am deeply committed to mentoring trainees interested in global health careers both from the US and from low and middle income countries.

What I am looking for from a collaborator…

I am looking for collaborators who share an abiding commitment to working to improve health and health equity globally.