Dr. Jean R. Anderson (born 1953) is an internationally recognized obstetrician and gynaecologist, most well known for being the founder and first director of Johns Hopkins HIV Women's Health Program.
After helping bandage injured animals with her grandmother as a child, Anderson discovered her passion for medicine. She started out at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, being one of only five women in her class. In 1987, she began working for Johns Hopkins Hospital, where she was asked if she'd like to work for their new clinic made to help women with HIV. Her decision to take the job helped establish the clinic as a vital resource for the care needed for women with HIV and AIDS, being one of the first hospitals to use peer counseling.
In her lifetime so far, Jean Anderson has written over 75 articles on women with HIV, as well as the book The Manual for the Clinical Care for Women With HIV. Her efforts have garnered her international recognition, as well as four teaching awards, a membership at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Academy of HIV Medicine. Today, she continues to serve as a director at Johns Hopkins HIV Women's Health Program.