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Ruanne Barnabas

Assistant Professor, Allergy and Infectious Dis.
Assistant Professor, Global Health

Ninth and Jefferson Building, 12th Floor
Box 359927
908 Jefferson Street
Seattle, WA


DPhil (University of Oxford)
MSc (University of Oxford)
MBChB (University of Cape Town (South Africa))


HIV prevention

Country Affiliations
South Africa, Uganda
Biography and Research Interests 

Ruanne Barnabas, MBChB, D.Phil, is an Acting Instructor in the Department of Global Health. Her research focuses on HIV prevention, specifically on interventions that reduce HIV viral load and, consequently, HIV transmission. Her projects use both empiric data and mathematical models to better understand HIV transmission and estimate the potential impact of HIV prevention strategies.

South Africa, Uganda
Selected Publications 

Barnabas RV, Webb EL, Weiss HA, Wasserheit JN. The role of co-infections in HIV epidemic trajectory and positive prevention: a systematic review and meta-analysis. AIDS. 2011 May 30:1-15.

Barnabas RV, Wasserheit JN, Huang Y, Janes H, Morrow R, Fuchs J, Mark KE, Casapia M, Mehrotra DV, Buchbinder SP, Corey L; the NIAID HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Impact of Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 on HIV-1 acquisition and progression in an HIV vaccine trial (the Step Study). J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2011 Apr 5:238-244.

R V Barnabas and J N Wasserheit. Riddle of the Sphinx Revisited: The Role of STDs in HIV Prevention. Sexually Transmitted Diseases. 2009 Jun;36(6):365-7.

Maclachlan E, Mayer KH, Barnabas R, Sanchez J, Koblin B, Duerr A. The potential role of biomarkers in HIV preventive vaccine trials. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2009 Aug 15;51(5):536-45.

Smith MA, Canfell K, Brotherton JML, Lew JB and Barnabas RV for the Modellers Sans Frontieres Working Group. The predicted impact of vaccination on human papillomavirus infections in Australia. Int. J. Cancer. 2008, Oct 15;123(8):1854-63.

Barnabas RV and Kulasingam SL. Economic evaluations of Human Papillomavirus Vaccines: A Review. Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics & Outcomes Research. June 2007, Vol. 7, No. 3:251-267.

Barnabas RV, Laukkanen P, Koskela P, Kontula O, Lehtinen M, and Garnett GP. (2006) The Epidemiology of HPV 16 and Cervical Cancer in Finland and the Potential Impact of Vaccination: Mathematical Modelling Analyses. PLoS Med 3(5): e138.