David Jenkins

Associate Director (Research), Product Quality and Compliance

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David Jenkins has worked as a Scientist and Laboratory Manager for over a decade. Currently, as Associate Director (Research), he provides managerial, analytical and research leadership in FHI 360’s Product Quality and Compliance (PQC) Laboratory for pharmaceuticals and devices. He has published articles in various peer-reviewed journals, including various book chapters.

Jenkins earned two Bachelor of Science degrees in Chemical Engineering and Textile Chemistry (1995), his M.S. in Textile Chemistry (1997), and his Ph.D. in Fiber and Polymer Science (2001) from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina.

After post-doctoral positions at the Georgia Institute of Technology and North Carolina State University, he joined the Product Quality and Compliance Department of FHI 360 in 2004. While at FHI 360, Jenkins provides analytical and research leadership for pharmaceuticals and medical devices. Most of his efforts are focused on the development and implementation of analytical techniques that either provide alternate types of characterizations for product assessments (when combined with more traditional techniques), or improve the efficiency (reagent usage and testing time) of existing techniques.

Most recent publications

  • Tremelling, J.; All, A.; Lleras, L.; Cancel, A.; Jenkins D.; Pina, C.; Goldstein, D.; Broxton, C.; Hamel, S; “Poor quality male latex condoms found in Dominican Republic: quality assurance evaluation and public health impact,” PLoS ONE 14(1): 2019, e0210150. [Available at: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0210150]
  • Jenkins, D.; Diallo, C.; Bethea, E.; Kaale, E.; Layloff T.; “Method Validation Approaches for Pharmaceutical Assessments – Highlights with High Performance Thin Layer Chromatographic (HPTLC) Techniques,” in Stauffer, M., editor. “Calibration and Validation of Analytical Methods” InTechOpen, 2018. [Available at:
  • Kaale, E.; Hipolite, D.; Jenkins, D.; “Statistics in Validation of Quantitative Chromatographic Methods,” in Komsta, L, Vander Heyden, Y., Sherma, J., editor. “Chemometrics in Chromatography” Boca Raton: CRC Press (Taylor & Francis), 2018. [Available at: https://www.crcpress.com/Chemometrics-in-Chromatography/Komsta-Heyden-Sherma/p/book/9781498772532]
  • Nanda, K.; Callahan, R.; Taylor, D.; Wang, M.; Agot, K.; Jenkins, D.W.; Van Damme, L.; Dorflinger, L. for the FEM-PrEP Study Group. “Medroxyprogesterone acetate levels among Kenyan women using depot medroxyprogesterone acetate in the FEM-PrEP Trial.” Contraception, 2016, 94, 40-47. [Available at: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.contraception.2016.03.003]
  • Kaale, E.; Hope, S.M.; Jenkins, D.W.; Layloff, T. “Implementation of 350-2500 nm Diffuse Reflectance Spectroscopy and High-Performance Thin-Layer Chromatography to Rapidly Assess Manufacturing Consistency and Quality in Cotrimoxazole Tablets in Tanzania.” Tropical Medicine and International Health, 2016, 21, 61-69. [Available at:
  • Callahan, R.L.; Taylor, D.; Jenkins, D.W.; Owen, D.H.; Cheng, L.; Cancel, A.M.; Dorflinger, L.J.; Steiner, M.J. “ In vivo release of levonorgestrel from Sino-implant (II)-an innovative comparison of explant data.” Contraception, 2015, 92, 350-355. [Available at: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.contraception.2015.06.028]
  • Kaale, E.; Manyanga, V.; Makori, N.; Jenkins, D.; Hope, S.M.; Layloff, T. “High-performance thin layer chromatography to assess pharmaceutical product quality.” Tropical Medicine and International Health, 2014, 19, 747-751. [Available at: https://doi.org/10.1111/tmi.12303]
  • Monge, M.E.; Dwivedi, P.; Zhou, M.; Payne, M.; Harris, C.; House, B.; Juggins, Y.; Cizmarik, P.; Newton, P.N.; Fernandez, F.M.; Jenkins, D. “A Tiered Analytical Approach for Investigating Poor Quality Emergency Contraceptives.” PLoS ONE 9(4): 2014, e95353. [Available at: