Cookies on this website

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you click 'Accept all cookies' we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies and you won't see this message again. If you click 'Reject all non-essential cookies' only necessary cookies providing core functionality such as security, network management, and accessibility will be enabled. Click 'Find out more' for information on how to change your cookie settings.

Harold W. Jaffe

Module Lead, Field Epidemiology

Harold W. Jaffe trained in medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles, and in infectious diseases at the University of Chicago. In 1981, while serving as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), he joined the original CDC Task Force established to investigate a new disease that became known as AIDS. He continued to work on AIDS-related issues at CDC and served as the Director of the National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention.  In 2004, Dr. Jaffe left CDC to become Professor and Head of the Department of Public Health at the University of Oxford, where he established the University’s first MSc course in Global Health Science. He returned to CDC in 2010 to become the Associate Director for Science and served in this position until his retirement in 2016. Dr. Jaffe is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Medicine and serves as an Associated Editor for the journal Public Health Reports.