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IRENE ANNE JILLSON, Ph.D.

Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies

Box 571107 • Washington, DC • 20057

Telephone (202) 687-1312 • Fax (202) 687-5553 • Email iaj@georgetown.edu

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

December 2003-present.  

Dr. Jillson holds an appointment in the School of Nursing and Health Studies and also teaches in the School of Medicine and the School of Foreign Service; she has designed and launched courses in global health ethics, global health systems and politics and global health research.  She also teaches graduate and undergraduate health research, medical ethics and physician role and behavior (to medical students), and independent study courses.  She lectures in undergraduate and graduate courses in the School of Nursing and Health Studies and the Law Center on a wide range of topics.  Examples of research studies for which she is or was recently PI or Co-PI are described below.  Dr. Jillson is Chair of the NHS Faculty Development and Welfare Committee and serves as a member of the board of the Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching and Service, as faculty advisor/mentor for undergraduate and graduate honors, scholarly research projects, and theses, and as a mentor for medical students in the Service Learning Program.  She was Chair of the Health Systems Committee of the NHS Strategic Planning Process and a member of the Mission, Vision and Communications Committee of the Georgetown University Medical Center Strategic Planning Initiative.  She is a faculty advisor for the student-directed Princeton University Bioethics Journal. She is currently an advisor to the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences (AAAS) on the project, International Engagement: Responsible Science for a Safe and Secure Society.

1974-2004

President, Policy Research Incorporated (PRI).  

Dr. Jillson provided leadership, management and technical guidance to the organization’s wide ranging work in research and analysis of policy and program issues, as well as management services and analyses, for government, international and private organizations in the U.S. and other countries.  This work focused on design and application of research and evaluation methods to support and inform decision-making and program and project design and implementation at the international, national, state and local levels.  Areas of experience include, for example: policy planning and evaluation, particularly in health and social services; research design, including a focus on combining qualitative and quantitative methods, and participatory research; use of telecommunications systems for knowledge transfer and participatory development planning; information systems; intersectoral development issues; comparative analysis of international economic and social data; and design and evaluation of national and regional development strategies. Specific health and social issues in which Dr. Jillson has conducted research include for example, substance abuse and mental health; occupational stress; family violence; HIV/AIDS; health; socioeconomic status of disadvantaged populations; health and social status of adolescents; health care financing; and integration of health and social services.  

GEOGRAPHIC AREAS OF PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Africa: South Africa

Caribbean: Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

Central Asia:  Tajikistan

Europe: Albania, England, Sweden

Latin America: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Peru

Middle East: West Bank and Gaza Strip, Egypt, Kuwait, Lebanon

North America: U.S. and Canada

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