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



University of Washington Department of Global Health 3980 15th Ave NE Rm 884
Box 351620
Seattle, WA 98195


Alison Drake, MPH, PhD is an epidemiologist and Associate 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) and co-Director of the Family Planning Decision Support Scientific Priority Area for Global WACh. Dr. Drake’s research interests include HIV prevention among women and adolescents, incident maternal HIV infections, vertical HIV transmission, adolescent reproductive health, mobile 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.

Research Interests

  • HIV
  • Material & child health
  • Infections during pregnancy
  • Vertical HIV transmission
  • Family planning 
  • Reproductive health

Recent Publications (PubMed)

Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 seroprevalence and longitudinal antibody response following natural infection in pregnancy: A prospective cohort study.
(2023 Jan-Dec)
Womens Health (Lond) 19(): 17455057231190955
Drake AL, Escudero JN, Aurelio MC, Wetzler EA, Ellington SR, Zapata LB, Galang RR, Snead MC, Yamamoto K, Salerno CC, Richardson BA, Greninger AL, Kachikis AB, Englund JA, LaCourse SM

Demand creation for HIV testing services: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
(2023 Mar)
PLoS Med 20(3): e1004169
Wagner AD, Njuguna IN, Neary J, Lawley KA, Louden DKN, Tiwari R, Jiang W, Kalu N, Burke RM, Mangale D, Obermeyer C, Escudero JN, Bulterys MA, Waters C, Mollo B, Han H, Barr-DiChiara M, Baggaley R, Jamil MS, Shah P, Wong VJ, Drake AL, Johnson CC

Programmatic Retention in Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission (PMTCT) Programs: Estimated Rates and Cofactors Using Different Nonretention Measures.
(2023 Feb 1)
J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 92(2): 106-114
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

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