• Affiliate Associate Professor, Global Health
Phone Number: 
472-279-9052
Email: 
kinuthia@uw.edu
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Biography 

Dr John Kinuthia is an Obstetrician Gynecologist and Head of Research and Programs at Kenyatta National Hospital and honorary lecturer, at the University of Nairobi Institute of Tropical and Infectious Diseases and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

Dr. Kinuthia’s research has focused on evaluation of uptake of Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission (PMTCT) interventions, understanding incidence and cofactors of HIV incidence during pregnancy and after delivery, partner home based HIV testing, HIV prevention interventions for the youth and tuberculosis in pregnancy. He is currently the Site Principal Investigator of randomized clinical trial “Evaluation of mHealth strategies to optimize adherence and efficacy PMTCT/ART” and a cluster-randomized clinical trial “Delivering PrEP in pregnancy”

He is a co- director of the UW/KNH Improving the HIV Care Cascade Training Program and site director for the University of Nairobi North Pacific Global Health Fellowship Program training Site. Dr Kinuthia also coordinates training in Implementation Science for the Afya Bora Consortium and the HIV Care Cascade training Program

Education 
  • MBChB (University of Nairobi (Kenya))
  • MMed (University of Nairobi (Kenya))
  • Master's (University of Washington)
Country Affiliations 
Languages 
  • Kiswahili
Health Topics 
  • Family Planning
  • HIV Transmission
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Implementation Science
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Infectious Diseases (other than STDs)
  • Maternal Child Health (incl. Reproductive Health)
  • Mobile Health (mHealth)
  • Non-Communicable Diseases
  • STDs (other than HIV)
  • TB
Publications 

Harrington EK, Drake AL, Matemo D, Ronen K, Osoti AO, John-Stewart G, Kinuthia J, Unger JA. An mHealth SMS intervention on Postpartum Contraceptive Use Among Women and Couples in Kenya: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Am J Public Health. 2019 Jun

Pintye J, Drake AL, Begnel E, Kinuthia J, Abuna F, Lagat H, Dettinger J, Wagner AD, Thirumurthy H, Mugwanya K, Baeten JM, John-Stewart G. Acceptability and outcomes of distributing HIV self-tests for male partner testing in Kenyan maternal and child health and family planning clinics. AIDS. 2019 Jul 1;33(8):1369-1378

Pintye J, Kinuthia J, Roberts DA, Wagner AD, Mugwanya K, Abuna F, Lagat H, Owiti G, Levin C, Barnabas RV, Baeten JM, John-Stewart G. Brief Report: Integration of PrEP Services Into Routine Antenatal and Postnatal care: Experiences from an Implementation Program in Western Kenya. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. Dec 15;79(5):590-595

Kinuthia J, Richardson BA, Drake AL, Matemo D, Unger JA, McClelland RS, John-Stewart G, Sexual Behavior and Vaginal Practices during Pregnancy and Postpartum: Implications for HIV Prevention Strategies, J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2017 Feb 1;74(2):142-149

Kinuthia J, Drake A, Matemo D, Richardson B, Zeh C, Osborn L, Overbaugh J, McClelland RS John-Stewart G. HIV acquisition during pregnancy and postpartum is associated with genital infections and partnership characteristics AIDS 2015, Vol 29 No 15