Dr. Jennings is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, the Director CCHR, and Associate Director of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine with a joint appointment in the Department of Epidemiology at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Jennings is on the board of trustees of the International Society for STD Research (ISSTDR) and Co-Directs an NIAID Training Grant (T32) for pre-doctoral public health students. She is also the Executive Director of the CCHR Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Data Management (BEAD) Core.
Jacky has established national prominence and leadership as an Epidemiologist with a focus on improving the health of children, adolescents and young adults and particularly those that reside in urban, disadvantaged communities. Her primary research contributions are in the area of sexually transmitted infection (STI) and HIV transmission dynamics with a specific interest in determining the mechanisms through which place plays a role in local transmission dynamics causing endemic rates of STIs and HIV. Secondarily, she has begun to make significant research contributions in the application of epidemiologic principles to the translation of research questions in Pediatrics. She teaches two courses to graduate public health students on how to investigate public health outbreaks and on STIs and she mentors students from the undergraduate to post-graduate level.