Jane McKenzie-White, MAS, MSEd

Role: 
Director
Managing Director, Director of Education Technology and Design

Ms. McKenzie-White is the Managing Director and Director of Education Technology and Design at the Center for Clinical Global Health Education. She also serves as adjunct faculty for the Johns Hopkins School of Education.

She has more than 20 years of experience in program leadership, web development, health education, and research. Since joining the CCGHE in 2006, her efforts have focused on distance learning and capacity-building initiatives. Her work has contributed to numerous peer-reviewed publications on leveraging technology to facilitate clinical global health education and optimize healthcare delivery.

An innovator, McKenzie-White was one of the inventors of emocha® (emocha.com), a CCGHE-developed mobile health platform now being used to facilitate research, education and healthcare delivery in more than 11 countries. She continues to design research studies and oversee pilot testing of new emocha® applications, and most recently has been involved in a country-wide effort in South Africa that is using emocha® to link people with multi-drug resistant TB to treatment within 5 days, and to help retain them in the care system.

McKenzie-White is responsible for all CCGHE distance and online education programs. Under the NIH-funded Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI), she has developed and taught numerous courses and training workshops in Uganda and Ethiopia that help those countries develop and implement distance learning platforms of their own that are designed specifically for medical education. Currently, she is working with Makerere University under the NIH-funded Health Professional Education Partnership Initiative (HEPI) to carry out a curriculum review of their medical and nursing schools. In a multi-university collaboration led by Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, she contributed to the design, development, and implementation of a core MOOC curriculum on gender-based violence for global health settings offered through Coursera. The first course, Confronting Gender-Based Violence: Global Lessons with Case Studies from India, was named a top ten MOOC for September 2015 by MOOC aggregator Class Central. 

As CCGHE’s Managing Director, McKenzie-White oversees organizational and financial strategy and directs administration, communications, and information technology operations. 

McKenzie-White received an undergraduate degree in biology from the University of Maryland and master's degrees in both administrative science and science in education from Johns Hopkins University.

Long-Acting/Extended Release Antiretroviral Resource Program (LEAP)

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2019-12-30
Learn more about this effort to foster development of long-lasting therapies for illnesses that require taking medications long-term

Community Home Based India Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV (COMBIND)

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2013-09-02
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This study ended May 14, 2019. CCGHE is assessing whether equipping Community Health Workers with mobile health technology and involving them in technology training and personal empowerment seminars can help prevent mother-to-child...

ONCOGRID: An mHealth Approach to Prevention and Early Diagnosis of Oral Cancer in Rural South India

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2012-11-01
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This study ended February 7, 2017. The Indian sub-continent is burdened with 80% of the world’s patients with oral cancer, and delay in oral cancer diagnosis is one of the major problems that leads to poor treatment outcomes (V. Shanta, R. Swaminathan, R. Rama. Cancer Control 2013). Current...

Tuberculosis (TB) Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention Course

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2012-01-01
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To strengthen tuberculosis (TB) clinical care and research in India and Pakistan, CCGHE collaborated with BJGMC, the National AIDS Research Institute (NARI) and Indus Hospital to develop and deploy the Tuberculosis (TB) Diagnosis, Treatment ,and Prevention course. Originally developed as a...

A mobile health-facilitated behavioral intervention for community health workers improves exclusive breastfeeding and early infant HIV diagnosis in India: A cluster randomized trial

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2020-07-03
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Journal of the International AIDS Society
When community health workers used a mobile health intervention with HIV+ women to deliver care, there was a higher uptake of exclusive breastfeeding at two months and early infant HIV diagnosis at six weeks

Addressing the global burden of hepatitis B virus while developing long-acting injectables for the prevention and treatment of HIV

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2019-12-20
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Lancet HIV
Lancet HIV: Dr. Bob Bollinger and colleagues discuss the urgent need and opportunity to include activity against Hepatitis B in formulations of long-acting drugs for HIV prevention and treatment

Long-acting or extended-release antiretroviral products for HIV treatment and prevention in infants, children, adolescents, and pregnant and breastfeeding women: knowledge gaps and research priorities

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2019-07-15
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Lancet HIV
Lancet HIV : This paper summarizes findings of the Long acting/Extended Release Antiretroviral Resource Program workshop, and offers recommendations for developing ARV products for HIV treatment and prevention in infants, children, adolescents, and pregnant and breastfeeding women

GETHealth Summit Report—2014, Conference Proceedings

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2015-07-08
The GETHealth Summit brought together healthcare professionals, representatives from the technology and education sectors, academic researchers, global health experts from backgrounds including non-governmental organisations to government. This diverse group of delegates were brought together to...

Evaluation of a multimodal, distance learning HIV management course for clinical care providers in India

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2012-10-01
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Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care
Distance learning is an important tool for training HIV health workers. However, there is limited evidence on design and evaluation of distance learning HIV curricula and tools. We therefore designed, implemented, and evaluated a distance learning course on HIV management for clinical care...

A comparison of online versus on-site training in health research methodology: A randomized study

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2011-06-17
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BMC Medical Education
Background: Distance learning may be useful for building health research capacity. However, evidence that it can improve knowledge and skills in health research, particularly in resource-poor settings, is limited. We compared the impact and acceptability of teaching two distinct content areas...

Building a global health education network for clinical care and research: the benefits and challenges of distance learning tools

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2011-06-15
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Infectious Disease Clinics of North America
Expanding the capacity for clinical care and health research is a global priority and a global challenge. In disenfranchised communities facing the largest burden of disease, whether they be in rural Africa or in urban US, there is a great need for more well-trained, competent and dedicated health...

CURE ID Moves to Automated Data Collection in Light of COVID Pandemic

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2021-07-13
Dr. Matt Robinson
Drs. Matt Robinson is leading JHU efforts in this FDA program, and Robert Bollinger and Jane McKenzie-White helped launch it before COVID.

Integrated Mobile Health Applications Show Promise for Quicker Care of Drug-Resistant TB in South Africa

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2019-10-11
Jane McKenzie-White
Researchers at Johns Hopkins and other institutions developed and tested a suite of mobile health applications that shows great promise for patient care and public health.

2017 Directors' Statement

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2017-01-31
A New Decade of Global Health Impact The CCGHE recently marked its 10-year anniversary, and it’s an occasion that affords an opportunity to reflect on the progress we’ve made so far, and envision what lies ahead. We are encouraged by the changes we’ve seen in health outcomes for people living with...

Confronting Gender Based Violence 2016 Course

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2016-06-16
2016-06-16—The Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education (CCGHE) is pleased to launch the free online course Confronting Gender-based Violence: Global Lessons for Healthcare Workers. Registration is now open for the course, which is being offered through Coursera. It is scheduled to...

LEAP Program a Resource for Investigators of New Antiretrovirals

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2016-02-03
February 3, 2016—Baltimore, MD—The Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education, the Johns Hopkins Departments of Medicine and Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences, and the University of Liverpool launched a new website for an NIH-funded drug development resource called the Long-Acting/...

Confronting Gender-based Violence Symposium

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2011-12-01
In December 2011, CCGHE and the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing hosted an event to launch a distance education course for clinicians focused on the prevention and management of gender-based violence. A live video link was established between Johns Hopkins Univeristy, Addis Ababa University in...