Assoc. Prof. Heather Jaspan

Heather Jaspan, MD, PhD, is a clinician scientist who spends significant time recruiting cohorts in South Africa and running laboratories in Cape Town and Seattle. Her research addresses translational questions about preventing infectious diseases in infants and adolescents. Her research group identifies mechanistic connections in observational studies and investigates the causality of outcomes using preclinical models, in vitro models, or interventional trials.in terms of writing and being a clinician-scientist in South Africa.