University of Washington School of Public Health

New Faculty

Fall 2018

 photo Kristjana Asbjornsdottir acting assistant professor, Epidemiology, works on global infectious disease research on soil-transmitted helminths and HIV, with interests in the health and survival of HIV-exposed and -infected infants.

 photo Joana Cunha-Cruz research associate professor, joint in Health Services, works in the generation, dissemination and implementation of evidencebased practices and systems changes to decrease inequities in health, particularly oral health.

 photo Anjulie Ganti, senior lecturer, Health Services, focuses on reproductive justice, equity and inclusion in the classroom, experiential learning, evidenced-based teaching and social determinants of health.

 photo Stephen Mooney, acting assistant professor, Epidemiology, has research interests in big data, the built environment, causal inference, physical activity and transport-related injury.

 photo Magaly Ramirez, assistant professor, Health Services, focuses on the role of information technology in efforts to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in health and health care.

Coralynn Sack photo Coralynn Sack, acting assistant professor, Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences, is interested in the intersection between human health and environmental health, including the effects of air pollution.

Yona Sipos photo Yona Sipos, lecturer, Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences and Nutritional Sciences, works at the intersection of food systems, community-engaged scholarship, sustainability and equity.

Olusegun Soge photo Olusegun Soge, assistant professor, joint in SPH Global Health, brings expertise in molecular diagnostics of infectious diseases, molecular epidemiology, surveillance of antimicrobial resistance, and genetic characterization of antimicrobial resistance of sexually transmitted pathogens.

Winter 2018

 photo Arianna Rubin Means (PhD '17, MPH '11), acting assistant professor, Global Health, integrates implementation outcomes into clinically oriented research to ensure that new evidence informs policy and guidelines in low and middle-income countries.

 photo Jennifer Balkus (PhD '12, MPH '05), assistant professor, Epidemiology, focuses on the interface between the vaginal microbiome and HIV and STI prevention. She is also involved in the development and evaluation of antiretroviral-based microbicides for HIV prevention.

 photo James Cowan, assistant professor, Global Health, , works to improve the delivery of HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis care as well as comprehensive primary care to patients in resource-poor settings. His research combines implementation science, qualitative methods, systems analysis, infectious disease epidemiology, modeling and health economics. He is particularly interested in leadership development and the application of improvement strategies to the science of global health delivery.

 photo Nelly Mugo (MPH '00), research associate professor, Global Health, has spent the last 16 years in clinical research with a focus on HIV and cervical cancer prevention. She collaborates with the UW's International Clinical Research Center to lead HIV-1 prevention clinical research in Thika, Kenya, and other work on STI prevention, the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine and contraception.

 photo Marissa Baker (PhD '17), acting instructor, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, teaches in the Public Health Major and eMPH program. Her research centers on the occupational environment, and she is interested in biomarkers of exposure, quantifying the global burden of occupational exposures and outcomes, and novel methods of exposure assessment and analysis.

Fall 2017

Alison photo Alison Fohner (PhD, Public Health Genetics '15), affiliate assistant professor, Epidemiology, combines electronic medical record informatics with genetic data to predict treatment outcomes and drug response, with the goal of improving the equitable and effective use of personalized medicine in healthcare delivery.

Amy Willis photo Amy Willis, assistant professor, Biostatistics, develops statistical methods for analyzing biodiversity. She is especially interested in high-diversity microbiomes and uncertainty in phylogenetic trees.

Carolin Spice photo Carolin Spice, senior lecturer, Health Services, specializes in health informatics and analysis; comparative clinical effectiveness; and design of pragmatic trials.

Carrie Cordero photo Carrie Cordero (MHA '13), lecturer, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, teaches about healthcare delivery systems, ethics in healthcare, process and quality improvement, and policy impacting access, cost and quality of healthcare in the U.S.

Christine McGrath photo Christine McGrath (PhD, Epidemiology '11), assistant professor, Global Health, focuses on HIV-related epidemiology and pediatric growth and nutrition. She is involved in studies to identify interventions to reduce childhood mortality, growth faltering and malnutrition, and perinatal HIV transmission in Kenya.

Mauricio Sadinle photo Mauricio Sadinle, assistant professor, Biostatistics, researches a variety of data-driven problems, including the combination of information from multiple data sources using record linkage techniques, and the handling of nonignorable missing data in statistical analyses.

Winter 2017

Vanessa photo Vanessa Galaviz (PhD '13 DEOHS), lecturer, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, is interested in minimizing environmental, public health and education disparities. She specializes in exposure assessment and environmental health concerns along the U.S./Mexico border.

Chris Vogliano photo Chris Vogliano, lecturer, Epidemiology, is interested in nutrigenomics and creating a sustainable and waste-free food system that is healthy for both people and the planet.

Sarah Knerr photo Sarah Knerr (MPH '11 Public Health Genetics, PhD '15 Health Services), acting assistant professor, Health Services, focuses on stakeholder engagement, health and health care disparities, and guideline implementation in cancer genomic medicine.

Cormwell photo Elizabeth Cromwell, assistant professor, Global Health, is known for her research regarding early infant diagnosis of HIV infection. She is interested in international health and development and HIV prevention.