Dr. Hamm leads HJF’s Global Operations Portfolio, overseeing scientific management of programs and research centers that are part of the HJF’s global efforts. She has more than 16 years of expertise working with nonprofits and U.S. government-funded institutions in executing global public health programs.
Dr. Hamm previously worked with the U.S. Military HIV Research Program (MHRP), Department of International HIV Prevention and Treatment (IHPT) and the Department of State’s Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Health Diplomacy. She was instrumental in the building of MHRP’s program under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), first as the Director for Global Health, then more recently as its Senior Technical Director. In her roles, she supported Walter Reed Army Institute of Research to develop and expand MHRP capacity in Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, and Nigeria in executing high quality and impactful public health programs and concurrent research.
Dr. Hamm received her B.A. in Chemistry from Mary Baldwin College in 1989 and earned her Ph.D. in Microbiology from the University of Virginia in 2000.