Jessica Snowden, M.D., M.S., MHPTT
As executive associate dean for research in the UAMS College of Medicine, Dr. Jessica Snowden works to advance research and collaboration across departments and research groups in support of the college’s mission to improve health in Arkansas and beyond.
Dr. Snowden has held numerous leadership roles at UAMS and Arkansas Children’s since her recruitment in 2018, including vice chair for research in the Department of Pediatrics since 2019 and chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases since 2020. She has served as associate director for clinical and translational research in the Arkansas Children’s Research Institute since 2019. In the UAMS Translational Research Institute, she is co-director of workforce development.
Dr. Snowden is a nationally recognized expert in pediatric infectious diseases and pediatric clinical and translational research. Since 2018, she has served as co-principal investigator of the National Institutes of Health-funded IDeA States Pediatric Clinical Trials Network Data Coordinating and Operations Center, which directs clinical operations for trial implementation and professional development across an 18-state research group.
Among many honors, Dr. Snowden was invested as the Horace C. Cabe Distinguished Chair for Infectious Diseases at Arkansas Children’s in May 2021. She serves on several national research committees, including the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Pediatric Research and the Infectious Disease Society of America Research Affairs Committee.
Dr. Snowden graduated with honors from Texas A&M College of Medicine in 2002. She completed her pediatrics residency at East Carolina University/University Health Systems and continued her training with a pediatric infectious disease fellowship at UAMS. She went on to serve in faculty positions at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) and Creighton University. In 2018, she received both a Master of Science in Clinical and Translational Research and a Master in Health Professions Teaching and Technology from UNMC.
Contact Dr. Snowden: 501-364-1416 | JSnowden@uams.edu