Jenniffer Maroa

African Academy of Sciences

Steering Committee Member

Dr. Jenniffer Maroa is an advisor with the African Academy of Sciences (AAS) where she provides Scientific program oversight across a portfolio of AAS scientific programs. Until recently, Dr. Maroa worked under the programmatic arm of the AAS and was responsible for the management of the Human Heredity and Health in Africa programme and the Clinical Trials Community online platform of African clinical trials Capabilities and Sites. Previously, she spent 16 years doing HIV-1 clinical research focused on correlates of protection in mother-to-child transmission of HIV-1. She holds a PhD from the University of Washington’s Department of Global Health and spent 3 years as a postdoctoral fellow with the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard and KwaZulu Natal Research Institute for TB and HIV (KRITH). She is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Washington in Seattle and a 2018 Aspen New Voices Fellow.