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)

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

Trajectories of depression symptoms from pregnancy through 24 months postpartum among Kenyan women living with HIV.
(2022 Apr 8)
J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr
Larsen AM, Osborn L, Ronen K, Richardson BA, Jiang W, Chohan B, Matemo D, Unger JA, Drake AL, Kinuthia J, John-Stewart G

Implementation of HIV Retesting During Pregnancy and Postpartum in Kenya: A Cross-Sectional Study.
(2022 Feb 28)
Glob Health Sci Pract 10(1):
Penumetsa M, Neary J, Farid S, Kithao P, Richardson BA, Matemo D, John-Stewart G, Kinuthia J, Drake AL

Antenatal depressive symptoms in Kenyan women living with HIV: contributions of recent HIV diagnosis, stigma, and partner violence.
(2022 Jan)
AIDS Care 34(1): 69-77
Osborn L, Ronen K, Larsen AM, Richardson B, Khasimwa B, Chohan B, Matemo D, Unger J, Drake AL, Kinuthia J, John-Stewart G

Food insecurity, drug resistance and non-disclosure are associated with virologic non-suppression among HIV pregnant women on antiretroviral treatment.
PLoS One 16(8): e0256249
Chohan BH, Ronen K, Khasimwa B, Matemo D, Osborn L, Unger JA, Drake AL, Beck IA, Frenkel LM, Kinuthia J, John-Stewart G

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