University of Washington School of Public Health

Kristjana Asbjornsdottir - SPH Faculty Bio

Kristjana Asbjornsdottir


Acting Assistant Professor, Epidemiology

Box 357236
Department of Epidemiology
Tel: 206-616-7841

Research Interests

Dr. Ásbjörnsdóttir is an epidemiologist with interests in global maternal and child health and infectious diseases. Her specific research interests are in the health and survival of HIV-exposed and -infected infants and improving HIV care services in resource-limited settings. She currently works on the SAIA-Scale study, a stepped wedge trial scaling up a systems analysis and improvement approach intervention for mother-to-child transmission of HIV services in Manica Province, Mozambique; and on the DeWorm3 study, a multi-country cluster randomized trial of community-wide deworming with the goal of interrupting transmission of soil-transmitted helminths. She is a member of the Health Alliance International and Global Women Adolescent and Child Health (Global WACh) research centers in the Department of Global Health.

Dr. Ásbjörnsdóttir teaches Epi 320: Introduction to Epidemiology, offered in Winter and Spring quarters.

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PhD   Epidemiology, University of Washington, 2015
MPH   Epidemiology, University of Washington, 2012
BS   Biochemistry, University of Iceland, 2005