• Assistant Professor, Global Health
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Epidemiology

University of Washington
Box 359931
Seattle, WA 98195
United States

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Dr. Monisha Sharma is an Acting Assistant Professor in the Department of Global Health. She received her Masters in infectious disease epidemiology from Johns Hopkins University and her PhD in epidemiology from the University of Washington. Her research interests include mathematical modeling and cost-effectiveness analyses of HIV testing and linkage to care interventions in sub-Saharan Africa. She is the principal investigator of a K01 award to design an intervention into increase men’s uptake of HIV self-testing and clinic linkage in Uganda. During her joint postdoctoral fellowship with UW and the Harvard School of Public Health, she worked to develop a mathematical model of HIV/HPV co-infection to project the cost-effectiveness of cervical cancer prevention strategies in South Africa. She is currently working on a scale up project of Assisted Partner Notification services in Kenya and collaborates with the Institute for Disease Modeling to project the impact of scaling up point-of-care viral load monitoring for patients on ART in sub-Saharan Africa.

  • PhD (University of Washington)
  • MSPH (Johns Hopkins University)
  • BS (Tufts University)
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Health Topics 
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cost-Effectiveness
  • COVID-19
  • Epidemiology
  • Health Economics
  • HPV

Sharma M, Barnabas RV, Celum C. Community-based strategies to strengthen men’s engagement in the HIV care cascade in sub-Saharan Africa. PLoS Med. 2017 Apr 11;14(4):e1002262. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1002262. PMID: 28399122

Sharma M, Smith JA, Farquhar C, Ying R, Cherutich P, Wamuti B, Bukusi D, Golden M, Barnabas RV. Assisted partner services is cost-effective for decreasing HIV burden in western Kenya: A mathematical modeling analysis. AIDS. 2018 Jan 14;32(2):233-241 PMCID: PMC5736414

Sharma M, Ying, R, Tarr, G, and Barnabas, R. Systematic review and meta-analysis of community and facility-based HIV testing to address linkage to care gaps in sub-Saharan Africa. Nature. 2015; 528: S77-S85. PMCID: PMC4778960

Sharma M, Creutzfeldt CJ, Lewis A, Patel, PV, Hartog C, Jannotta GE, Blissitt P, Kross EK, Kassebaum N, Greer DM, Curtis JR, Wahlster S. Healthcare professionals’ perceptions of critical care resource availability and factors associated with mental well-being during COVID-19: Results from a US survey. Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Sep 2;ciaa1311. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciaa1311

Sharma M, Kim JJ, Seoud M. Cost-effectiveness of increasing cervical cancer screening coverage and efficiency in Lebanon. Vaccine. 2017 Jan 23;35(4):564-569. PMID: 28017434. DOI: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2016.12.015