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.
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.
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.
Stephen Mooney, acting assistant
professor, Epidemiology, has research
interests in big data, the built
environment, causal inference, physical
activity and transport-related injury.
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, 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, lecturer, Environmental
& Occupational Health Sciences
and Nutritional Sciences, works at
the intersection of food systems,
sustainability and equity.
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
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