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Protecting Health, Saving Lives—Millions at a Time

Jennifer Cohn, Part-Time MPH Student

Jennifer Cohn

I am currently an instructor in medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the director of the Global Health Equities Residency Track for Internal Medicine. With a background as an AIDS activist, I credit much of my training in health justice issues to ACT UP Philadelphia and Health GAP, organizations with which I have worked closely. Over the past several years, I have focused on issues of health systems and health workforce in low-income countries. Working with the WHO, I have participated in several consultations on these issues, the most recent being a multi-country assessment of the positive synergies between global health initiatives such as PEPFAR and recipient country health systems. I hope to use the skills gained through the Johns Hopkins MPH program to strengthen the Global Health Residency Track as well as to continue to design and implement operational research that can rapidly be used for health systems policy development.