Josiah “Jody” is Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at Brown University and a practicing Infectious Disease and Addiction Specialist. In addition to his clinical work in the community, he is a consultant to the Rhode Island Department of Corrections where he has cared for incarcerated people for over 25 years, including those with HIV and addiction. He is an active researcher, predominantly in the overlap between addiction and infection in marginalized populations, with continuous NIH funding since 1996.
He is the Director and Co-founder of The Center for Health and Justice Transformation (formerly the Center for Prisoner Health and Human Rights) at The Miriam Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island, which works to improve the health and human rights of justice-involved populations through education, advocacy, and research.
He is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine.