Alison Drake

Adjunct Associate Professor, Epidemiology
Associate Professor, Global Health



PhD Epidemiology, University of Washington, 2010
MPH Epidemiology, University of Michigan, 2002
BS Microbiology, University of Michigan, 2000



Box 359909
Department of Global Health
University of Washington
Box 359909
Seattle, WA 98195


Alison Drake, MPH, PhD is an epidemiologist and Assistant Professor at the University of Washington in the Department of Global Health. She is currently an Assistant Director of the Global Center for Integrated Health of Women, Adolescent, and Children (Global WACh), co-Director of the Family Planning Decision Support Scientific Priority Area for Global WACh, and Director of the Global WACh Graduate Certificate. Dr. Drake’s research interests include HIV prevention among women and adolescents, incident maternal HIV infections, mother-to-child HIV transmission, adolescent reproductive health, and family planning. She is the PI for an R01 testing a mobile health counseling intervention to reduce contraceptive discontinuation and help women living with HIV achieve their reproductive health goals in a randomized clinical trial in Kenya. She is also a co-PI of 2 studies on COVID-19 prevalence, household transmission, and antibody response among pregnant women and their household members in the Seattle area. In addition, she is a co-instructor for two courses in the School of Public Health, Responsible Conduct of Research: Global to Local and Global Perspectives on Reproductive Health.

Recent Publications (PubMed)

Programmatic retention in prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) programs: estimated rates and cofactors using different non-retention measures.
(2022 Oct 7)
J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr
Jiang W, Ronen K, Osborn L, Drake AL, Unger JA, Matemo D, Richardson BA, Kinuthia J, John-Stewart G

Trajectories of method dissatisfaction among Kenyan women using modern, reversible contraception: A prospective cohort study.
(2023 Jan)
Contraception 117(): 22-24
Rothschild CW, Richardson BA, Guthrie BL, Drake AL

Analysis of Vaccine Reactions After COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Doses Among Pregnant and Lactating Individuals.
(2022 Sep 1)
JAMA Netw Open 5(9): e2230495
Kachikis A, Englund JA, Covelli I, Frank Y, Haghighi C, Singleton M, Drake AL, Eckert LO

Cost-effectiveness of implementing HIV and HIV/syphilis dual testing among key populations in Viet Nam: a modelling analysis.
(2022 Aug 11)
BMJ Open 12(8): e056887
Coomes D, Green D, Barnabas R, Sharma M, Barr-DiChiara M, Jamil MS, Baggaley R, Owiredu MN, Macdonald V, Nguyen VTT, Vo SH, Taylor M, Wi T, Johnson C, Drake AL

Predictors of adverse pregnancy outcomes among Kenyan women with HIV on antiretroviral treatment in pregnancy.
(2022 Jun 1)
AIDS 36(7): 1007-1019
Jiang W, Ronen K, Osborn L, Drake AL, Unger JA, Matemo D, Enquobahrie DA, Kinuthia J, John-Stewart G

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