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Jeanne McDermott

Grant Program Officer (retired)

Washington, DC USA

Jeanne McDermott was a Program Officer in the Division of International Research and Training at the Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health (NIH). Over her 17 years at NIH, the programs evolved from training individual LMIC scientists in biomedical HIV research at U.S. institutions to emphasizing research training of LMIC individuals at U.S. and LMIC institutions that resulted in increased research capacity at an LMIC institutional level to better address the evolving HIV epidemic. After working as a labor and delivery nurse and then midwife in the US, she began her international career in Malawi teaching nursing & midwifery at the University of Malawi, and served as the maternal health/family planning advisor in a USAID-funded Primary Health Care Project in Swaziland. Jeanne also worked at the CDC., and at a USAID-funded global maternal and neonatal health project (MotherCare) with emphasis on projects in Indonesia, Bolivia, Guatemala and Moldova.  She has served as a consultant for the World Health Organization and the World Bank. Her professional background is in nursing and midwifery from Georgetown University, with a public health emphasis through an MPH from Johns Hopkins University, and a Ph.D. in Epidemiology from Emory University.