Jennifer Jao

  • 348 Citations

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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

Education/Academic qualification

MPH, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

… → 2010

MD, Medical College of Georgia

… → 1998

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Research Output

  • 348 Citations
  • 31 Article
  • 4 Review article
  • 2 Letter

A Comparison of Metabolic Outcomes between Obese HIV-Exposed Uninfected Youth from the PHACS SMARTT Study and HIV-Unexposed Youth from the NHANES Study in the United States

Jao, J., Jacobson, D. L., Yu, W., Borkowsky, W., Geffner, M. E., McFarland, E. J., Patel, K., Williams, P. L. & Miller, T., Jul 1 2019, In : Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. 81, 3, p. 319-327 9 p.

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  • Antiretroviral Prescribing Practices Among Pregnant Women Living With HIV in the United States, 2008-2017

    Pediatric HIV/AIDS Cohort Study (PHACS), Dec 2 2019, In : JAMA network open. 2, 12, p. e1917669

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Insulin Resistance in South African Youth Living with Perinatally Acquired HIV Receiving Antiretroviral Therapy

    Frigati, L. J., Jao, J., Mahtab, S., Asafu Agyei, N. A., Cotton, M. F., Myer, L. & Zar, H. J., Jan 2019, In : AIDS research and human retroviruses. 35, 1, p. 56-62 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 2 Scopus citations

    Maternal Perinatal HIV Infection Is Associated with Increased Infectious Morbidity in HIV-exposed Uninfected Infants

    Powis, K. M., Slogrove, A. L., Okorafor, I., Millen, L., Posada, R., Childs, J., Abrams, E. J., Sperling, R. S. & Jao, J., May 1 2019, In : Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. 38, 5, p. 500-502 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 3 Scopus citations