• Acting Assistant Professor, Global Health
  • Acting Assistant Professor, Medicine - Allergy and Infectious Dis.
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Jenell Stewart attended St. Olaf College before joining the US Peace Corps. As a public health volunteer in Ghana, she focused on HIV prevention and access to treatment. Then while in medical school she pursued a Master of Public Health focused on gender equity as an intern at the WHO and also researched HPV transmission and HTLV-1 among female sex workers in Callao, Peru as a Fogarty International Scholar.
Dr. Stewart completed an internal medicine resident in the global health pathway at University of Washington and studied HIV transmission among female sex workers in Mombasa, Kenya. During her global health chief medical resident year, she oversaw medical education at the Naivasha Sub-County Hospital while also working on linkage to care for sex workers on the trucking route. As an Infectious Diseases Fellow, she worked on evaluating novel models of healthcare for people who inject drugs and exchange sex in Seattle - work which is ongoing.
In addition to clinical work at Harborview Medical Center, Dr. Stewart is investigating use of doxycycline to prevent STIs among cisgender Kenyan women with additional work on adherence behavior and gendered power dynamics.

Country Affiliations 
Health Topics 
  • Community-Based Primary Health Care
  • Gender
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Prevention
  • STDs (other than HIV)
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