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Dr Harold Jaffe

Dr Harold Jaffe

Harold W. Jaffe


Visiting Professor

Dr Harold Jaffe is a visiting professor at Oxford Population Health and an academic visitor in the Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford. He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and serves as an associate editor for Public Health Reports

From 2004 to 2010, he was Professor and Head of the Department of Public Health at the University of Oxford, where he led on the development of a new master's course in Global Health Science. He returned to the CDC in 2010 to serve as the CDC’s Associate Director for Science until his retirement in 2016. 

Dr Jaffe trained in internal medicine at UCLA Hospital and in infectious diseases at the University of Chicago Hospitals. He has spent most of his career at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia.

As an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer, he joined the original CDC Task Force assigned to study a new disease that became known as AIDS. Dr Jaffe has held a number of AIDS leadership positions at CDC, including directing the National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention.