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

Hans Rosling Center 887

3980 15th Ave.

Box 351620

Seattle, WA 98195

United States

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Dr. Monisha Sharma is an 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 and cervical cancer prevention. 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 using a discrete choice experiment. She is also leading a Gates-funded project to model the health and economic impact of community-based pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) delivery using HIV self-testing in Kenya. She teaches GH542, Introduction to Economic Evaluation for Global Health as well as the online Economic Evaluation for Global Health course providing training to >200 researchers globally, primarily from sub-Saharan Africa.

  • PhD, University of Washington
  • MSPH, Johns Hopkins University
  • BS, Tufts University
Country Affiliations 
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