Terry McGovern is interim chair and professor of population and family health at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.

Previously, McGovern founded the HIV Law Project in 1989 and served as its executive director until 1999.

In 1999, she was awarded an Open Society Institute Fellowship and an appointment at the Mailman School. In 2001, McGovern was named director of the Women's Health and Human Rights Advocacy Project and from 2006 until 2012, she was senior program officer in the Gender, Rights and Equality Unit of the Ford Foundation. McGovern was also a member of the National Task Force on the Development of HIV/AIDS Drugs.

Last Updated: August 8, 2017