Dr. Jennifer Cohn joined GARDP in November 2021 and leads global access strategy development and implementation.
Jennifer is an infectious disease physician with a focus on improving access to and uptake of effective health products and models of care in low- and middle-income countries. She is a clinical associate professor of Infectious Diseases and Scholar at the Center for Global Health at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Before joining GARDP, Jennifer served as Senior Vice President at Resolve to Save Lives, Senior Director of Innovation at the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation where she led the design and implementation of multi-country projects and studies, and as the Medical Coordinator for the Doctors Without Borders (MSF) Access Campaign. Jennifer has served on international advisory groups on TB, HIV, non-communicable diseases and viral hepatitis. She is published in peer-reviewed journals including the Lancet, PLoS Medicine and Science.
Jennifer received her MD from University of Pennsylvania, is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases and earned her Masters in Public Health at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. She brings to GARDP a combination of technical and implementation skills, experience focusing on access to innovative products, and designing and leading operational research studies to inform use of new medicines and diagnostics.