Global HPV Advocate

Jacqui Drope is a public health consultant focused on working with global partners to develop and implement strategic, actionable, and impactful public health policies and programs. Her work has encompassed a range of public health issues including tobacco control, HPV vaccination, nutrition, physical activity, cervical cancer elimination, cancer screening, and malaria.

With a Master of Public Health and over 20 years of experience working with partners on prevention and control of diseases in over 30 countries, Jacqui’s efforts are rooted on collaboration with a wide range of multi-sectoral and -disciplinary stakeholders in Canada and around the world, including officials at all levels of government, multilateral bodies, universities, non-profit organizations, corporations, and medical professional societies.  She actively seeks a diverse range of perspectives to help stakeholders engage, innovate, and achieve public health results.

Currently Jacqui is consulting for the WHO FCTC Secretariat Development Assistance team as a specialist technical advisor.  From 2010-2020, Jacqui led the global cancer prevention program at the American Cancer Society where her programs contributed to comprehensive tobacco control legislation and increases in tobacco taxation and HPV vaccination coverage in countries in Africa, Asia, and South America. In recent years she chaired global tobacco taxation and cervical cancer coalitions and served as an advisor to WHO committees on accelerating tobacco control and eliminating cervical cancer.

Jacqui has a unique mix of experience having worked in, and consulted for, various types of health organizations including the International Development Research Centre, International Union Against Cancer, World Health Organization, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Cancer Research UK, Health Canada and the Senate of Canada.