Jessica Justman

Jessica Justman, MD, is director of the CDC-funded University Technical Assistance Program (UTAP)  and Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine in Epidemiology at the Mailman School of Public Health and in the Department of Medicine, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Justman serves as Associate Director of the Center for Infectious Disease Epidemiologic Research (CIDER). She is Board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases.

Before joining the Mailman School faculty, Dr. Justman was an infectious disease attending at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center for 10 years and Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at Albert Einstein School of Medicine. She has extensive experience in HIV, TB, and other infectious diseases in an inner-city setting. Dr. Justman was the site principal investigator for the NIAID-funded Women’s Interagency HIV Study, a large epidemiologic study of HIV in women in the US. She was instrumental in identifying risks associated with diabetes and other metabolic complications in these women. Dr. Justman has been involved in HIV prevention clinical trials and, as principal investigator of the Bronx-Lebanon HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) site, was instrumental in successful conduct of two Phase I safety studies of vaginal microbicides.

As Director of UTAP in ICAP, Dr. Justman is responsible for a program that provides technical assistance in HIV prevention, care and treatment programs in 5 East African countries. She also oversees ICAP’s clinical laboratory support activities with the assistance of a team of regional and local laboratory advisors. Dr. Justman continues to lead microbicide clinical trials at Bronx-Lebanon and has been an active member of the recently formed HPTN Domestic Prevention Working Group. She serves as Co-Chair of the HPTN’s Women’s HIV Seroincidence Study (ISIS)..  Her other major area of research interest has focused on the metabolic side-effects of HIV, such as the association between protease inhibitors and the incidence of diabetes.