Jaclyn Mallard, PhD

Jaclyn Mallard, PhD

Jaclyn Mallard, PhD

Director of Administration and Education

Center for Computational Biomedicine

Harvard Medical School

Biography

Dr. Jaclyn Mallard earned her Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Michigan State University and later earned a PhD in Biology with a focus on Immunology from Boston College. Before beginning her graduate program, Dr. Mallard spent several years teaching and tutoring students from the elementary, high school and college levels. She moved to Boston in 2010 and worked as a Research Technician at Massachusetts General Hospital for 3 years, researching the immune response to transplantation. Dr. Mallard began her graduate training in 2013, studying the immune response to HIV infection in the brain under Professor Ken Williams at Boston College.  Throughout graduate school, she continued to teach and tutor undergraduate and graduate students. She completed her PhD in 2018 then briefly worked as a postdoc in Professor Williams lab, shifting her research focus to identifying adjunctive therapies for HIV-associated disease in the central nervous system.

Toward the end of her graduate training, Dr. Mallard became interested in the strategic management of research and education. She was selected to participate in volunteer consulting teams through Tufts Medical School and MIT, where she worked on a team to develop a go-to-market strategy and a growth strategy for local startup companies. Dr. Mallard was selected to lead one of the consulting teams at MIT, where she selected a startup company from a pool of applicants, then built and managed a team to help the company build a pricing strategy for domestic and international markets. After her postdoc, she worked in professional consulting for 1 year, where she worked with multiple teams on a range of projects from mapping patient journeys, pricing analysis, competitive market analysis and strategic design of clinical trials for small and large pharmaceutical companies. From 2019-2021, Dr. Mallard worked as the Program Manager for the Chief Academic Officer at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, where she managed the internal assessment, synthesis and launch of the hospitals 5 year strategic plan for research, education and innovation.

Dr. Mallard joined the Center for Computational Biomedicine in July 2021 as the Center Administrator, where she’s responsible for strategic planning and operations for CCB’s Education, Project Collaborations and Professional Development initiatives along with general administrative management of center staff.