- Associate Professor, Global Health
- Adjunct Associate Professor, Epidemiology
Harborview Medical Center
235 9th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104
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Dr. Slyker’s research focuses on the immunology and epidemiology of HIV and herpesvirus (cytomegalovirus and Epstein-Barr virus) infections in women and children. She has collaborated with Kenyan coinvestigators for more than 20 years on cohort studies and clinical trials, and capacity-building activities. These have included studies of diagnosis, transmission, immunity, co-infections, and disease pathogenesis. She is also the Associate Director of the Public Health Global Health Major, and teaches SPH480 Research Methods in Public Health. As a member of the Kenya Research and Training Center (KRTC), CFAR, and Global WACh, she enjoys mentoring trainees and junior faculty interested maternal child health and infectious diseases.
- PhD (Open University)
- MSc (Oxford University (UK))
- BA (Colgate University)
- Child and Adolescent Health (incl. Pediatrics)
- Child Mortality
- Health Interventions
- HIV Transmission
- Infectious Diseases
- Infectious Diseases (other than STDs)
- Maternal Child Health (incl. Reproductive Health)
- Molecular Immunology
- Oral Health
- STDs (other than HIV)
Herpes virus (EBV/CMV) co-infections in HIV-1 infected women and infants, T cell immunology, pediatric HIV testing.
Slyker JA, Guthrie B, Pankau M, Tapia K, Wamalwa D, Benki-Nugent S, Ngugi E, Huang M-L, Njuguna I, Langat A, John-Stewart G, Lehman D. Cytomegalovirus and Epstein-Barr virus viremia are associated with HIV DNA levels in the reservoir of Kenyan infants on antiretroviral therapy. In press J Infect Dis 2020.
Njuguna IN, Wagner AD, Neary J, Omondi VO, Otieno VA, Orimba A, Mugo C, Babigumira JB, Levin C, Richardson BA, Maleche-Obimbo E, Wamalwa DC, John-Stewart G, Slyker JA. Financial incentives to increase pediatric HIV testing: A Randomized Trial. AIDS 2020. In press.
Slyker JA. Cytomegalovirus and paediatric HIV infection. J Virus Erad. 2016; 2: 208-214.