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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, assistant professor, Biostatistics, develops statistical methods for analyzing biodiversity. She is especially interested in high-diversity microbiomes and uncertainty in phylogenetic trees.
Carolin Spice, senior lecturer, Health Services, specializes in health informatics and analysis; comparative clinical effectiveness; and design of pragmatic trials.
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 (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, 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.
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, 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 (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.
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
Nicole Errett, lecturer, Environmental and
Occupational Health Sciences, is interested
in the use of public policy to enhance health
outcomes during and after disasters.
Anne-Marie Gloster, lecturer, Epidemiology,
Nutritional Sciences Program, is interested in
connecting culinary arts with food science to
promote healthy eating.
Christine Khosropour, acting assistant professor,
Epidemiology, focuses on HIV and STI prevention.
Cory Morin, acting assistant professor, Global Health,
researches air quality, heat-related morbidity and
mortality, and infectious disease.
Melissa Mugambi, assistant professor, Global Health,
is a new strategic hire who will help address the
emerging challenge of public health implementation
Bryan Weiner, professor, Global Health, Health Services, is also a new
strategic hire for public health implementation
science focusing on the adoption, implementation
and sustainability of innovations and evidence based
practices in health care delivery.
David Smith, professor, Global Health, investigates how
infectious diseases, such as malaria, persist
in populations through transmission and the
associated burden on human health.
Paul Fishman, associate professor, Health Services, is
known for important work in risk adjustment and
smoking economics. He is interested in analyzing
changes in health care costs over time.
Jesse Jones-Smith, associate professor, Health
Services, Nutritional Sciences, is a new
strategic hire. She leads efforts addressing
obesity, food, physical activity and health,
which comprise one of the emerging
challenges in the School's Strategic Plan.
She primarily investigates the role of
economic and community resources in risk
for obesity in both children and adults.
Anju Aggarwal, acting assistant professor,
Epidemiology, focuses on the role of food
and the built environment on health-related
behaviors and body weight dynamics,
topics also related to the Strategic Plan.
Sara Lindstroem, assistant professor, Epidemiology,
focuses on understanding the
genetic variants associated with complex
diseases such as cancer and obesity.
Genomics and public health make up
another emerging challenge.
David Pigott, assistant professor, Global Health,
focuses on improving the spatial resolution
at which disease burden and metrics are
considered. He also leads work defining at
risk areas for a number of pathogens with
Bradley Wagenaar, acting instructor, Global
Health, is interested in building effective
systems for mental health care. His
research, implementation and service work
focus on supporting equitable public sector
health systems and policies globally.