University of Washington School of Public Health

Close Up: A Look at the People of SPH

"If you find a child early and start them on treatment, they can live a normal life. If you find them late, they die."
Irene Njuguna
PhD student, Epidemiology

Close Up: Irene Njuguna

Irene Njuguna was on a path to becoming a pediatrician when she realized there were gaps in the health care system that she could not heal. She eventually found her place in HIV research, where she tests inventive strategies to find some of the world's most vulnerable children, those with HIV. She's been published 13 times, all while raising two kids of her own.

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