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AAAS Fellow Biography

Jennifer R. Cohen

Dr. Jennifer Yttri
AAAS Fellow
Directorate for Computer & Information Science & Engineering
Division of Information and Intelligent Systems
Class of 2014

Jennifer Yttri is an AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow at the National Science Foundation in the Division of Information and Intelligent Systems, Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE/IIS). She earned her Ph.D. in immunology from Washington University in St. Louis studying how T cells differentiate between self and foreign proteins. Previously, Dr. Yttri was a fellow at the National Research Center for Women & Families, a consumer health advocacy non-profit organization, where she managed policies related to antibiotic use, drug R&D, and FDA regulation. This led to an interest in developing tools to collect and analyze health information to better understand disease progression, stimulate research, and provide patients with knowledge to make informed health care decisions. She continues to pursue this interest in her work at NSF on the Smart Health program.


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