Jessica Justman, MD

Jessica Justman, MD, is director of the University Technical Assistance Program (UTAP), which supports HIV care and treatment in four East African countries. UTAP is part of the International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs (ICAP), and provides technical assistance in health systems development and HIV programs, such as linking TB and HIV care. Dr. Justman is also Associate Director of the Center for Infectious Disease Epidemiologic Research and supervises doctoral students in their research.  

Dr. Justman also serves as Assistant Professor of Clinical Epidemiology at the Mailman School of Public Health and Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, Department of Medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Prior to joining the Mailman School faculty, Dr. Justman was an infectious disease attending at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center for 10 years, where she gained extensive clinical experience in HIV, TB, and other infectious diseases in an inner-city setting. Dr. Justman has been involved in various clinical research studies. She was the principal investigator of the Bronx-Lebanon HIV Prevention Trials Network site, which completed two preliminary safety studies of vaginal microbicides in New York . Dr. Justman will continue her work with the HPTN  as co-chair of an extended safety microbicide study which will enroll women from the Bronx and from India . Since 1994, Dr. Justman also has worked with the Women's Interagency HIV Study, an ongoing study of over 2,700 HIV-infected women from six urban sites in the U.S. She has been interested in the metabolic side-effects of HIV and published the first prospective study on the association between protease inhibitors and the incidence of diabetes. She has also co-authored several other recent publications on metabolic side effects and HIV.