Marjorie R, Jenkins, MD, MEdHP, FACP

Dr Jenkins joins U of SC School of Medicine as Dean from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, Texas, where she was a Professor of Medicine and the founder of the Laura Bush Institute for Women’s Health, a biomedical research and health education institute spanning across five health professionals’ schools and six campuses.

Her most recent endeavor is her work as the Director of Medical and Scientific Initiatives for the FDA Office of Women’s Health since 2015 where she provided sex and gender scientific expertise within scientific programs. In addition to her medical degree from East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tennessee, Dr Jenkins holds a degree in Chemical Engineering and a Master of Education in the Health Professions (MEdHP).

Dr Jenkins is a well-recognized expert in women’s health and sex and gender based medicine and has served in a variety of national roles such as Program Chair of the 2015 and 2018 National Sex and Gender Health Professional Education Summits, co-Chair of the Reproduction Workgroup of NASA’s Decadal Review, USMLE Women’s Health National Board of Medical Examiners Writing Group, and HRSA expert panel advisories
and NIH expert panels.

Dr. Jenkins has delivered over 150 scientific and consumer presentations and co-authored numerous research publications, scientific commentaries, and textbooks. She has been honored through numerous awards such as the American Medical Women’s Association Elizabeth Blackwell Award, the Women’s Health Congress Award for Public Policy and Advocacy in Women’s Health, and the Cedars Sanai Linda Joy Pollin Advancing Women’s Heart Health Leadership Award, and recognized multiple times as a Texas SuperDoc.

Her academic credentials are stellar as she has served as the Associate Dean of Women’s Affairs for Texas Tech Health Sciences Center School of Medicine, Chief Science Officer of the Laura Bush Institute, and has been faculty with Johns Hopkins MEdHP program where she also filled the capacity of CAPStone Program Director.


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