Jean Anderson, MD

  • Professor
    Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics
  • Professor, Director of Division of Gynecologic Specialties
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Dept. of Gynecology and Obstetrics

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’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.

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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.

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.

Research Interests

  • HIV
  • Women and HIV
  • Global women’s health


  • B.S., Chemistry, David Lipscomb College
  • M.D., Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
  • Residency, Vanderbilt University Medical Center