Grace C. 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)

"I feel drug resistance testing allowed us to make an informed decision": qualitative insights on the role of HIV drug resistance mutation testing among children and pregnant women living with HIV in western Kenya.
(2023 Aug 24)
BMC Health Serv Res 23(1): 908
Scallon AJ, Hassan SA, Qian SR, Gao Y, Oyaro P, Brown E, Wagude J, Mukui I, Kinywa E, Oluoch F, Odhiambo F, Oyaro B, Kingwara L, Yongo N, Karauki E, Otieno L, John-Stewart GC, Abuogi LL, Patel RC

Characterizing provider-led adaptations to mobile phone delivery of the Adolescent Transition Package (ATP) in Kenya using the Framework for Reporting Adaptations and Modifications to Evidence-based Implementation Strategies (FRAME-IS): a mixed methods approach.
(2023 Aug 14)
Implement Sci Commun 4(1): 95
Mangale DI, Onyango A, Mugo C, Mburu C, Chhun N, Wamalwa D, Njuguna I, Means AR, John-Stewart G, Weiner BJ, Beima-Sofie K

Selecting implementation strategies to improve implementation of integrated PrEP for pregnant and postpartum populations in Kenya: a sequential explanatory mixed methods analysis.
(2023 Aug 14)
Implement Sci Commun 4(1): 93
Hicks S, Odhiambo B, Abuna F, Dettinger JC, Ngumbau N, Gómez L, Sila J, Oketch G, Sifuna E, Weiner BJ, John-Stewart G, Kinuthia J, Wagner AD

"We can tell a good teacher who cares, understands, and can be confidential about it": youth and caregiver experiences with HIV disclosure to schools in Kenya.
Front Public Health 11(): 1172431
Moraa H, Njuguna I, Mugo C, Mbwayo A, Nyapara F, Aballa C, Wagner AD, Wamalwa D, John-Stewart G, Inwani I, O'Malley G

Multilevel interventions for young people with HIV.
(2023 Aug)
Lancet HIV 10(8): e489-e490
Njuguna I, John-Stewart G

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