Grace John-Stewart

Professor, Epidemiology
Professor, Global Health
Professor, Medicine - Allergy and Infectious Dis.
Professor, Pediatrics



MD Medicine, University of Michigan, 1987
MPH Epidemiology, University of Washington, 1995
PhD Epidemiology, University of Washington, 2000



Global Center for Integrated Health of Women, Adolescents and Children (Global WACh)
325 9th Avenue, Box 359909
Seattle, WA 98104

Research Interests

Dr. Grace John-Stewart is a Professor of Global Health, Medicine, Epidemiology, and Pediatrics at the University of Washington. Her interests include prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT), improving outcomes for children with HIV, and addressing relevant co-infections that affect women and children with HIV (including TB, pneumonia, diarrhea, CMV). Dr. John-Stewart has published over 275 peer-reviewed articles. Her research is based in Kenya and includes molecular epidemiologic studies, clinical trials, implementation science studies, and program evaluations focused on HIV and maternal child health. She received the Elizabeth Glaser Scientist Award for research on mother-to-child transmission of HIV. Dr. John-Stewart has mentored numerous trainees, received a K24 Mentorship Award, and received a UW School of Medicine mentorship award. She is the Director of the UW CFAR International Core and the UW Global Center for Integrated Health of Women, Adolescents and Children (Global WACh).

Recent Publications (PubMed)

"PrEP Gives the Woman the Control": Healthcare Worker Perspectives on Using pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) During Pregnancy and Postpartum in Kenya.
(2022 Jan-Dec)
J Int Assoc Provid AIDS Care 21(): 23259582221111068
Mwongeli N, Wagner AD, Dettinger JC, Pintye J, Brown Trinidad S, Awuor M, Kimemia G, Ngure K, Heffron RA, Baeten JM, Mugo N, Bukusi EA, Kinuthia J, Kelley MC, John-Stewart GC, Beima-Sofie KM

Contrasting Comprehension of HIV Research by Adolescents, Young Adults, and Caregivers in Western Kenya: A Cross-sectional Analysis.
(2022 Jun 14)
J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care
Dyer J, Shah SK, Agot K, Wilson K, Bosire R, Badia J, Inwani I, Beima-Sofie K, Richardson BA, John-Stewart G, Kohler P

"Whenever you need support, you first turn to the group": motivations and functions of WhatsApp groups for youth living with HIV.
(2022 Jun 27)
Healy E, O'Malley G, Mugo C, Kaggiah A, Seeh D, Muriithi A, Lopez AR, Kumar M, Guthrie B, Moreno M, John-Stewart G, Inwani I, Ronen K

Acceptability and impact of group interpersonal therapy (IPT-G) on Kenyan adolescent mothers living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV): a qualitative analysis.
(2022 Jun 18)
BMC Womens Health 22(1): 240
Yator O, Khasakhala L, Stewart GJ, Kumar M

Pediatric HIV Pre-test Informational Video is Associated with Higher Knowledge Scores Compared to Counselor-Delivered Information.
(2022 Jun 8)
AIDS Behav
Wang Y, Neary J, Zhai X, Otieno A, O'Malley G, Moraa H, Kundu C, Omondi V, Begnel ER, Oyiengo L, Wamalwa D, John-Stewart GC, Slyker JA, Wagner AD, Njuguna IN

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