• Acting Assistant Professor, Global Health
  • Acting Assistant Professor, Medicine - Allergy and Infectious Dis.

325 Ninth Ave
Box 359927
Seattle, WA 98104
United States

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Jennifer Ross, MD, MPH is Acting Assistant Professor in the Departments of Global Health and Medicine (Infectious Diseases) at the University of Washington and a staff physician at the Seattle VA Medical Center. Her research based at the International Clinical Research Center (ICRC) uses infectious disease epidemiology and modeling to improve efficiency of infection prevention strategies and inform policy. She is principal investigator of a career development (K01) award from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and an award from the UW Center for AIDS Research to prioritize strategies for HIV/TB prevention in Uganda and other high-burden settings. Additionally, she studies COVID-19 epidemiology as co-chair of the EPIC3 study in the Veterans Health Administration and editor of the COVID-19 Literature Situation Report.
Dr. Ross completed clinical training at the University of California, San Francisco (Internal Medicine) and the University of Washington (Infectious Diseases). She was a National Institutes of Health Fogarty Global Health Research Fellow in Uganda and was a visiting scholar at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation.

  • AB (Dartmouth College)
  • MD (Oregon Health & Science University)
  • MPH (Oregon Health & Science University)
Country Affiliations 
  • Spanish
Health Topics 
  • Burden of Disease
  • Cost-Effectiveness
  • COVID-19
  • Epidemiology
  • Geography
  • Health Economics
  • Implementation Science
  • Metrics and Evaluation
  • TB

Infectious Disease


Philips DE, Ambrosio G, Batzel A, Cerezo C, Duber H, Faye A, Gaye I, Hernandez Prado B, Huntley B, Kestler E, Kigongo C, Lim SS, Linebarger E, Matute J, O’Brien-Carelli C, Palmisano E, Planya G, Mulongo S, Rios Casos F, Shelley K, Tine R, Whitaker D, Ross JM. Bringing a Health Systems Modelling Approach to Complex Evaluation: Applications in HIV, TB, and Malaria. Forthcoming in BMJ Global Health.

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. PMID 30185204.

Ross JM*, Ying R*, Celum CL, Baeten JL, Lingappa JL, Thomas KK, Murnane P, Krows M, van Rooyen H, Hughes JP, Barnabas RV. Modeling HIV disease progression and transmission at population-level: The potential impact of modifying disease progression in HIV treatment programs. Epidemics. 23:34–41, 2018 Jun. PMID 29223580.

Asiimwe S*, Ross JM*, Arinaitwe A, Tumusiime O, Turyamureeba B, Roberts A, O’Malley G, Barnabas RV. Scale-up of community-based HIV testing with community health extension workers in a differentiated model of HIV care in rural Uganda. Journal of the International AIDS Society. 20:21633, 2017 21 July.

Ross JM, Cattamanchi A, Miller CR, Tatem AJ, Katamba A, Haguma P, Handley MA, Davis JL.
Investigating Barriers to Tuberculosis Evaluation in Uganda Using Geographic Information Systems. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 2015 Jul 27. pii: 14-0754. PMID 26217044