SSS Names New Chief Medical Officer and Principal Research Scientist
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Social & Scientific Systems Names New Chief Medical Officer and Principal Research Scientist
SILVER SPRING, MD (November 20, 2017)—Anjali Jain, MD, has joined Social & Scientific Systems (SSS) as chief medical officer and principal research scientist in the Health Policy and Data Analysis Group (HPDA).
SSS is a health research organization with a mission to improve public health worldwide by providing support to government and commercial clients in public health research and policy. SSS has offices in Silver Spring, Maryland; Durham, North Carolina; and Kampala, Uganda; and provides field support around the world.
As chief medical officer, Jain will be a companywide resource of clinic expertise in numerous research and other client-support areas. As principal research scientist in HPDA, she will provide senior leadership for current projects and business development opportunities.
More About Dr. Jain
Jain is an accomplished physician scientist and health care executive with extensive experience and understanding of clinical practice, rigorous quantitative and qualitative research methods, and the ability to leverage clinical and claims data for the implementation of evidence-based clinical practice, public health, and health policy.
With more than 15 years of experience as a primary care physician, Jain’s clinical experience includes a focus on pediatrics and preventive health, especially on the care of children and families from minority and other underserved communities. Her research expertise spans both quantitative and qualitative methods with more than 40 scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals and prominent appearances in the media. In addition to leading research studies focused on obesity and autism, she has studied and led projects in comparative effectiveness, evidence synthesis, dissemination and implementation, sickle cell disease, behavioral health disorders, breastfeeding, injuries, infant mortality, immunizations and other preventive care, infectious diseases, smoking cessation, and the translation of clinical research into public health and health policy.
Formerly a physician editor for the British Medical Journal in the United Kingdom and an assistant professor in pediatrics and health policy at Children’s National Medical Center and George Washington University, Jain was most recently a vice president at the Lewin Group and an associate editor for Academic Pediatrics. At Lewin, among numerous other responsibilities, Jain was principal investigator for a National Institute of Mental Health study on health outcomes for children with autism and their families. She was also project director for a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services-funded analysis of patterns of opioid use and related risk factors, and for an Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality-funded project developing criteria for assessing the feasibility of implementing patient-centered outcomes research findings into clinical settings.
Jain is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a fellow of The Obesity Society, and has served as the chair of the Health Care Subcommittee for the Maryland Committee on Childhood Obesity.