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Grace John-Stewart - SPH Faculty Bio

Grace John-Stewart

Professor, Allergy and Infectious Dis.
Professor, Epidemiology
Professor, Global Health
Professor, Pediatrics

Global Center for Integrated Health of Women, Adolescents and Children (Global WACh)
Kenya Research and Training Center
325 9th Avenue, Box 359909
Seattle, WA 98104
Tel: 206-543-4278

Research Interests

Dr. John-Stewart trained as an internist and pediatrician prior to specializing in infectious diseases and receiving a PhD in epidemiology. Her research is focused on international HIV-1 studies, primarily based in Kenya. These include studies of transmission, prevention, clinical epidemiology, clinical trials, and molecular epidemiology. Her interests include mother-to-child transmission of HIV-1, pediatric HIV-1 and co-infections (TB, helminths, CMV), HIV-1 acquisition and pathogenesis, and delivery of HIV-1 treatment and prevention services.

She has published over 150 peer-reviewed manuscripts. Currently, Dr. John-Stewart's funding includes support from the NIH, CDC, and the Gates Foundation. Dr. John-Stewart received the Elizabeth Glaser Scientist Award, has mentored over 85 students/fellows, received a K24 Mentorship Award, was nominated for the UW post-doctoral mentorship award and received a UW School of Medicine mentorship award. She is currently the Director of the CFAR International Core, Kenya Research Program, and UW Global Center for Integrated Health of Women, Adolescents and Children (Global WACh).

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MD   Medicine, University of Michigan, 1987
MPH   Epidemiology, University of Washington, 1995
PhD   Epidemiology, University of Washington, 2000

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