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Jean Rene Anderson, MD

Director of the Division of Gynecologic Specialties
Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics

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  • Director of the Division of Gynecologic Specialties
  • Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics


Gynecologic Specialties, Gynecology and Obstetrics, HIV/AIDS, Pregnancy, Childbirth, Womens Reproductive Health

Research Interests

Women and HIV; HIV


Dr. Jean Anderson is the director of the Division of Gynecologic Specialties and professor in the Johns Hopkins Medicine Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics. Her areas of clinical expertise include HIV in women, reproductive tract infections and cervical cancer screening and prevention. Dr. Anderson has a joint appointment in the Department of Medicine and the Department of Population and Family Health Sciences at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Anderson developed the Johns Hopkins HIV Women’s Health Program in 1991. She continues to direct this program, which has treated more than 1,500 women over the course of more than 6,000 visits.

Dr. Anderson received her undergraduate degree in chemistry from David Lipscomb College and earned her M.D. from the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. She completed her medical residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Anderson joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in 1987.

Dr. Anderson’s research interests include psychological and behavioral factors related to the care and treatment of women living with HIV. She has extensive experience in urban and global women’s health and has published numerous articles and book chapters on pregnancy and HIV.

Dr. Anderson is a fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and a member of the American Academy of HIV Medicine. She has been an invited peer reviewer for American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Journal of Women’s Health and Journal of Gynecologic Health. Dr. Anderson has been recognized six times by the Johns Hopkins Gynecology and Obstetrics House Staff with the Excellence in Teaching and Mentorship Award. She is the recipient of the 2013 Constance Wofsey Women’s Health Investigator Award from the AIDS Clinical Trials Group.


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American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologist – fellow, 1985-present

American Academy of HIV Medicine, 2002-present
•    Faculty, Core Curriculum for self-directed HIV medicine education program, 2002-present

International AIDS Society, 2000-present

Lonnie S. Burnett OBGYN Society 1983-present

Howard Kelly Society 2004-present

Alpha Omega Alpha honorary medical society 2005-present

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  • Education +


    • Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (Nashville TN ) (1979)


    • Vanderbilt University Medical Center / Obstetrics and Gynecology (Nashville TN ) (1983)


    • Obstetrics and Gynecology, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (1985)
  • Research & Publications +

    Selected Publications View all on PubMed

    Selected Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

    Anderson JR, Wysong M, Estep D, Besana G, Kibwana S, Varallo J, Sun K, Lu E. Evaluation of a cervical cancer screening program in Cote d’Ivoire, Guyana and Tanzania: effect of HIV status. (submitted PLoS One).

    Mabachi MN, Dariotis JK, Groggin K, Anderson J, Finocchario-Kessler S. I’m just like everone else, I just happen to be HIV-positive: challenges faced by young urban Black women as they strive to achieve normative life goals. J Women’s Health Care 2014 (in press).Boelig R, Coleman J, Keller J, Sewell C, Anderson J. Demographic and clinical characteristics of HIV-infected women and HIV-affected couples seeking preconception counseling. (submitted JAIDS).

    Steiner RJ, Dariotis JK, Anderson JR, Finocchario-Kessler S. Preconception care for people living with HIV: recommendations for advancing implementation. AIDS 2013; 27 suppl 1: S113-9.

    Louissaint NA, Cao YJ, Skipper PL, Liberman RG, Tannenbaum SR, Nimmagadda S, Anderson JR, Everts S, Bakshi R, Fuchs EJ, Hendrix CW. Single dose pharmacokinetics of oral tenofovir in plasma, peripheral blood mononuclear cells, colonic tissue and vaginal tissue. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses 2013; 29: 1443-50.

    Coleman JS, Green I, Scheib S, Sewell C, Lee JM, Anderson J. Surgical site infections after hysterectomy among HIV-infected women I the HAART era: a single institution’s experience from 1999-2012. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2013 Aug 30 [Epub ahead of print]

    Farley JE, Havat MJ, Murphy J, Sheridan-Malone E, Anderson J, Mark H. Knowledge, attitudes and practices of OBGYN nurses and auxiliary staff I the care of pregnant women living with HIV. J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care 2013 Jul 19 [Epub ahead of print]

    Cartwright PS, Victory DF, Moore RA, Anderson JR, Brown DH: Performance of a new enzyme-linked immunoassay urine pregnancy test for the detection of ectopic gestation. Ann Emerg Med, 15:1198, 1986

    Selected Book Chapters:

    1. Owens L, Adamu, T, Anderson J. Women’s Health. In: A chance to cure: Surgery and International Health (Kushner A, ed). Johns Hopkins University Press. 2014 (in press)
    2. Ruiz K. Bailis A, Anderson JR. Human immunodeficiency virus infection.   In: Cohen WR (ed). Cherry and Merkatz’s Complications of Pregnancy. 6th edition. Williams & Wilkins. Baltimore, 2013
    3. Anderson JR, Lu E, Sanghvi H, Kibwana S. Cervical cancer screening and prevention for HIV-infected women in the developing world. In-Tech 2012

    Selected Books:

    Anderson J (ed): A Guide to the Clinical Care of Women with HIV Infection, Washington, DC, U.S. Government Printing Office, 2013


    1. Anderson JR: Strategies for the Management of Genital Tract Infection in Developing Countries. JHPIEGO (monograph) 1995.
    2. Anderson JR: Barriers to Management of Genital Tract Infections. JHPIEGO (monograph) 1995.
    3. Varallo J, Anderson J. LEEP Training Package (Jhpiego 2013)
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  • Activities & Honors +


    2013, Constance Wofsey Women’s Health Investigator Award presented by the AIDS Clinical Trials Group

    2011, 2010, 2009, 2005, 2004, 2003 Excellence in Teaching and Mentorship Award – (presented by OBGYN Housestaff)

    2010, Distinguished alumna-David Lipscomb University

    2005, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

    2002, Golden Apple Resident Teaching Award

    1995, Golden Apple Student Teaching Award

    1993, APGO Excellence in Teaching Award

    1990, J. Donald Woodruff Teaching Award

    1977, CIBA Award for Community Service, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

    1975, Salutatorian, David Lipscomb College

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    Dr. Anderson is the Director of Gynecologic Specialties. Her primary clinical focus is caring for women with HIV and AIDS, treating reproductive tract infections and screening for cervical cancer.

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