Announcement: Jessica Prodger, PhD, appointed Co-Director, Collaborative Graduate Program in Global Health Systems

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Jessica Prodger, PhD, Co-Director of the Collaborative Graduate Program in Global Health Systems for a three-year term effective July 1, 2020. Dr. Prodger will work alongside Co-Director David Reid, Lecturer in the Faculty of Health Sciences.

Dr. Prodger earned a PhD from the University of Toronto in 2014, studying HIV-1 Mucosal Immunology. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Epidemiology at John Hopkins University in 2017, where she remains a research scientist in the Department of Medicine.

Since 2018, she has been an assistant professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, and has taught in the Global Health Systems program.

Dr. Prodger’s current research is concerned with global health, with a focus on developing novel strategies for HIV cure and prevention in Sub-Saharan Africa. Her research aims to understand natural resistance and susceptibility to HIV-1, and the unique barriers to curing individuals living with HIV-1 in Sub-Saharan Africa. Dr. Prodger maintains a record of prominent research funding, including The Foundation for AIDS Research, Canadian Institutes of Health Research and National Institutes of Health.

Please join me in congratulating Dr. Prodger on her appointment.

John Yoo, MD, FRCS(C), FACS
Dean, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
Western University