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J. Brooks Jackson

JacksonBrooksJ. BROOKS JACKSON, MD, MBA, the Baxley Professor in Pathology and director of the Department of Pathology, is an internationally recognized researcher in HIV diagnostics, prevention and treatment. He joined Hopkins in 1996, and in 2000 was named pathologist-in-chief of the hospital. A clinical pathologist, he and colleagues have revolutionized prevention of HIV infection in developing countries by identifying a low-cost, simple and effective strategy to prevent transmission of the virus from women to their infants during childbirth. A leader in the field in conducting HIV prevention and treatment trials, he serves as the group PI of the NIH-sponsored International Maternal Pediatric Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trials Group. He has authored and co-authored over 150 peer-reviewed articles in HIV/AIDS. In addition to his research, Dr. Jackson is an active clinician and teacher in his board-certified subspecialty, transfusion medicine, and serves as the chair of the Professional Promotions Committee for the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.