- Professor, Global Health
- Professor, Epidemiology
- Professor, Medicine - Allergy and Infectious Dis.
- Professor, Pediatrics
Global Center for Integrated Health of Women, Adolescents and Children (Global WACh)
325 9th Avenue, Box 359909
Seattle, WA 98104
Hans Rosling Center 780
3980 15th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98195
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Dr. John-Stewart is a Professor in the Departments of Global Health, Medicine, Epidemiology and Pediatrics at University of Washington. Her research focuses on advancing HIV prevention and treatment in women, adolescents and children, as part of a collaborative research team in Kenya. This work has contributed comprehensively to HIV prevention and treatment across a spectrum of research that has included clinical trials, molecular epidemiology, implementation science, and large-scale evaluations. Through mentorship Dr. John-Stewart has sought to catalyze new research led by early-stage investigators. She was the Founding Director and is currently Co-Director of the UW Center for Global Health of Women, Adolescents and Children (UW Global WACh), a founder and member of the UW Kenya Research and Training Center (KRTC), and is an Associate Director of UW-Fred Hutch Center for AIDS Research (CFAR).
- BS, University of Michigan
- MD, University of Michigan
- MPH, University of Washington
- PhD, University of Washington
- Child and Adolescent Health (incl. Pediatrics)
- Child Mortality
- HIV Transmission
- Infectious Diseases
- Infectious Diseases (other than STDs)
- Maternal Child Health (incl. Reproductive Health)
Molecular epidemiology, clinical trials, HIV research, MCH, HIV co-infections (TB, CMV, EBV)
- Data Informed Stepped Care (DISC) to Improve Adolescent HIV Outcomes
- Drug, microbiome, and immune determinants of neurodevelopmental outcomes in HEU
- HEU outcomes: population-evaluation and screening strategies (HOPE)
- Lactoferrin and lysozyme to promote nutritional, clinical, and enteric recovery: A factorial placebo-controlled randomized trial among children with diarrhea and malnutrition.
- Pediatric HIV reservoir determinants and consequences
- PrEP adherence among Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW): a multidimensional evaluation
- The effect of HIV exposure and infection on immunity to TB in children
- The role of enteric pathogens and antimicrobial resistance in driving clinical and nutritional deterioration, and azithromycin's potential effect, among children discharged from hospital in Kenya
Njuguna I, Beima-Sofie K, Mburu C, Mugo C, Ithindi J, Onyango A, Neary J, Richardson BA, Oyiengo L, Wamalwa D, John-Stewart G. An Adolescent Transition Package (ATP) improves youth readiness to transition to independent HIV care: A cluster randomized trial. Lancet HIV 2022, in press.
Larsen A, Pintye J, Marwa M, Watoyi S, Kinuthia J, Abuna F, Richardson B, Gomez L, Dettinger J, John-Stewart G. Patterns and predictors of perinatal depressive symptoms among Kenyan women: group-based trajectory analysis from pregnancy through 9 months postpartum. Lancet Psych 2022, in press.
Kinuthia J, Ronen K, Unger J, Jiang W, Matemo D, Perrier T, Osborn L, Chohan B, Drake A, Richardson B, John-Stewart G. SMS messaging to improve retention and viral suppression in prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission (PMTCT) programs: a 3-arm randomized clinical trial. PLoS Med 2021; 18 (5): e1003650.
LaCourse S, Richardson B, Kinuthia J, Warr AJ, Maleche-Obimbo E, Matemo D, Mecha J, Cranmer L, Escudero J, Hawn T, John-Stewart G. A randomized controlled trial of isoniazid to prevent Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection in Kenyan HIV-exposed uninfected infants. Clin Infect Dis 2020; Jun 21:ciaa827. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciaa827. PMID: 32564076 PMCID: PMC8282257
Kinuthia J, Pintye J, Abuna F, Mugwanya K, Lagat H, Onyango D, Begnel E, Dettinger J, Baeten J, John-Stewart G. Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) uptake and early continuation among pregnant and postpartum women in Kenya: results from a large implementation program within maternal child health clinics. Lancet HIV 2020 Jan;7(1):e38-e48. doi: 10.1016/S2352-3018(19)30335-2. Epub 2019 Dec 5. PMID: 31813837