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Jean Rene Anderson, M.D.

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  • Director of the Johns Hopkins HIV Women’s Health Program
  • Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics


Cervical Cancer, Gynecology, Gynecology and Obstetrics, HIV/AIDS, Obstetrics, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Uterine Fibroids, Women's Reproductive Health more

Research Interests

HIV; Women and HIV; Global women's health


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. more


  • Director of the Johns Hopkins HIV Women’s Health Program
  • Global Women's Health Fellowship Coordinator
  • Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
  • Joint Appointment in Medicine

Departments / Divisions



  • MD; Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (1979)


  • Obstetrics and Gynecology; Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (1983)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Obstetrics And Gynecology) (1985)

Research & Publications

Clinical Trial Keywords


Selected Publications

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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)

Activities & Honors


  • Constance Wofsey Women’s Health Investigator Award, AIDS Clinical Trials Group, 2013
  • Excellence in Teaching and Mentorship Award, Housestaff, 2011
  • Distinguished alumna-David Lipscomb University, 2010
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, 2005
  • Golden Apple Resident Teaching Award, 2002
  • Golden Apple Student Teaching Award, 1995
  • APGO Excellence in Teaching Award, 1993
  • J. Donald Woodruff Teaching Award, 1990
  • CIBA Award for Community Service, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, 1977
  • Salutatorian, David Lipscomb College, 1975


  • Alpha Omega Alpha honorary medical society, 2005
  • American Academy of HIV Medicine, 2002
  • American Academy of HIV Medicine, 2002
    Faculty, Core Curriculum for self-directed HIV medicine education program
  • American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologist, 1985
  • Howard Kelly Society, 2004
  • International AIDS Society, 2000
  • Lonnie S. Burnett OBGYN Society, 1983

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