Women Making Waves
2019 Keynote address by Dr. Jeanine Abrams McLean
Dr. Jeanine Abrams McLean is a highly skilled researcher with over 15 years of experience designing, managing, and implementing population-based studies and projects. During her tenure at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, she applied her expertise in computational biology and population-based studies to help understand and control the spread of antibiotic resistance. In addition to her research, she has extensive project and personnel management experience as well as work in community organizing.
Jeanine graduated from Duke University with a bachelor’s degree in Biology and a minor in Theater Studies. She earned a doctorate in Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior from the University of Texas at Austin. As the daughter of United Methodist ministers, Jeanine was raised to serve her community, and she co-founded and directed a mentorship program for African-American undergraduate students at UT-Austin. In addition to her work in public health, she is passionate about finding creative ways to tackle community-based issues using both strategic planning and innovative ideas. She lives in Tucker, GA with her husband, two sons, and 17-year-old cat, Pepper, who was briefly mentioned in a Time Magazine article.