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Jaco Homsy, MD, MPH

Academic Coordinator
Prevention & Public Health Group

Dr. Homsy has been the Academic Coordinator of the Prevention and Public Health Group since 2004, working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Uganda, East Africa, in helping with the establishment of family-based comprehensive HIV care services within government health facilities.

Dr. Homsy's professional experience includes:

  • Public health physician with over 20 years of experience in HIV/AIDS research, prevention and care programs, working in sub-Saharan Africa since 1991.
  • Worked with the international humanitarian organization Doctors without Borders/Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) between 1991 and 1999 on refugee health assistance programs in Uganda, designing and HIV prevention, PMTCT and care programs in Uganda, Guatemala, and Burma, and advised MSF's International Campaign for Access to Essential Medicines between 2000 and 2002, where HIV antiretroviral therapy figured prominently.
  • Fundamental immunology and vaccine research between 1985 and 1989, as Assistant then Associate Research Physician in Dr Jay A. Levy's Viral Immunology Laboratory at the University of California in San Francisco.
  • Consultant in Equatorial Guinea and Brazil for the World Health Organization Global Program on AIDS (WHO-GPA) in Geneva, Switzerland, under the late Jonathan Mann between 1989 and 1991 and for Oxfam GB between in 2003-2004 in Angola, Malawi, Haiti and Zambia.

Dr. Homsy received his MD from the University of Geneva, Switzerland in1977, and his MPH from the University of California, Berkeley in 1984.