Jennifer Ross, MD, MPH, is Acting Assistant Professor in the Departments of Global Health and Medicine (Infectious Diseases) at the University of Washington. Her research focuses on modeling approaches to reduce morbidity and mortality from other pathogens in persons with HIV infection. She is a visiting faculty member at IHME, where she leads TB analysis for the Global Fund Prospective Country Evaluation and contributes to the Local and Global Burden of Disease studies. Prior to joining IHME in 2017, she was a National Institutes of Health Fogarty Global Health Research Fellow in Uganda.
Dr. Ross earned her bachelor’s degree in Genetics and Cell Biology from Dartmouth College and her medical and public health degrees from Oregon Health and Science University. She completed clinical training at the University of California, San Francisco (Internal Medicine) and the University of Washington (Infectious Diseases). She also serves as an attending physician at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.
IHME was established at the University of Washington in Seattle in 2007. Its mission is to improve health through better health evidence.
GBD Tuberculosis Collaborators. Global, regional, and national burden of tuberculosis, 1990–2016: results from the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors 2016 Study. The Lancet Infectious Diseases. 1 Dec 2018. doi:10.1016/S1473-3099(18)30625-X.
Wiens KE, Woyczynski LP, Ledesma JR, Ross JM, Zenteno-Cuevas R, Goodridge A, Ullah I, Mathema B, Siawaya JFL, Biehl MH, Ray SE, Bhattacharjee NV, Henry NJ, Reiner RC, Kyu HH, Murray CJL, Hay SI. Global variation in bacterial strains that cause tuberculosis disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Medicine. 30 Oct 2018;16(1):196. doi:10.1186/s12916-018-1180-x.
Reiner RC, Graetz N, Casey, DC, Troeger C, Garcia GM, Mosser JF, Deshpande A, Swartz SJ, Ray SE, Blacker BF, Rao PC, Osgood-Zimmerman A, Burstein R, Pigott DM, Davis IM, Letourneau ID, Earl L, Ross JM, Khalil IA, Farag TH, Brady OJ, Kraemer MUG, Smith DL, Bhatt S, Weiss DJ, Gething PW, Kassebaum NJ, Mokdad AH, Murray CJL, Hay SI. Variation in childhood diarrheal morbidity and mortality in Africa, 2000–2015. New England Journal of Medicine. 2018 Sept 19.
Ross JM, Henry NJ, Dwyer-Lindgren LA, de Paula Lobo A, Marinho de Souza F, Biehl MH, Ray SE, Reiner RC, Stubbs RW, Wiens KE, Earl L, Kutz MJ, Bhattacharjee NV, Kyu HH, Naghavi M, Hay SI. Progress toward eliminating TB and HIV deaths in Brazil, 2001–2015: a spatial assessment. BMC Medicine. 6 September 2018. doi:10.1186/s12916-018-1131-6.
GBD Tuberculosis Collaborators. The global burden of tuberculosis: results from the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors (GBD) 2015 Study. Lancet Infectious Diseases. 2018; 18(3):261-284. PMCID: PMC5831985