The Centre for HIV-AIDS Prevention Studies

Community-Led, Community-Loved, Community Trusted

Team Member

Jacqueline Pienaar

Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer


Jacqueline is a public health specialist with extensive experience in conceptualizing and implementing large public health interventions and programmes. She has a background in research, managing consortium HIV, TB and Microbicide clinical trials, SRH research, biomedical HIV prevention, bio-ethics and research statistics. She is a Wits accredited Good Clinical Practice and Ethics trainer in the sphere of public health, research and clinical trial interventions.

Jacqui’s public health experience includes serving the US Government in the capacity of both CDC VMMC Lead and USAID Biomedical Prevention Specialist, Chief of Party for Jhpiego’s VMMC programme, strategic information specialist to UNAIDS; Technical Consultant to UNFPA and EQUIP. She also served as the WHO Technical Advisor on HIV drug resistance surveillance, where she implemented the Early Warning Indicator process across 48 districts in SA. She is currently pursuing this topic as her PhD under the supervision of CAPRISA’s Dr. Kogie Naidoo.