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Dual certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, Dr. Jao is an Associate Professor at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in the Departments of Pediatric and Adult Infectious Diseases whose research focus is HIV maternal child health. She obtained her MD at the Medical College of Georgia and completed a Medicine/Pediatrics residency at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. She trained in Infectious Diseases and obtained her MPH degree at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

Dr. Jao has led cohorts of pregnant women living with HIV and their children both in the U.S. and Africa, and as a translational researcher, her research portfolio targets the long-term metabolic effects of in utero exposure to HIV and antiretroviral medications. She is the Principal Investigator on NIH-funded studies in the U.S. and Africa to better understand the long-term health outcomes of HIV-exposed infants. She is a member of the U.S. Panel on the Treatment of HIV-Infected Pregnant Women and Prevention of Perinatal Transmission Guidelines Panel, Co-Chair of the Pediatric HIV/AIDS Cohort Study (PHACS) Metabolic and Nutrition Working Group and a member of the PHACS Scientific Leadership Group.

Dr. Jao specializes in providing HIV care to pregnant women, adults, infants, children, and adolescents both living with and exposed to HIV.

Training Experience

2002Residency, Rush University Medical Center
2009Fellowship, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

MPH, Public Health, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

… → 2010

MD, Medicine, Medical College of Georgia

… → 1998


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