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)

Diagnostic performance of oral swabs for non-sputum based TB diagnosis in a TB/HIV endemic setting.
PLoS One 17(1): e0262123
LaCourse SM, Seko E, Wood R, Bundi W, Ouma GS, Agaya J, Richardson BA, John-Stewart G, Wandiga S, Cangelosi GA

Kenyan HIV Clinics With Youth-Friendly Services and Trained Providers Have a Higher Prevalence of Viral Suppression Among Adolescents and Young Adults: Results From an Observational Study.
(2022 Jan-Feb 01)
J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care 33(1): 45-53
Wilson K, Onyango A, Mugo C, Guthrie B, Slyker J, Richardson B, John-Stewart G, Inwani I, Bukusi D, Wamalwa D, Kohler P

Mycobacterium tuberculosis-specific T cell responses are impaired during late pregnancy with elevated biomarkers of tuberculosis risk postpartum.
(2021 Dec 20)
J Infect Dis
Saha A, Escudero J, Layouni T, Richardson B, Hou S, Mugo N, Mujugira A, Celum C, Baeten JM, Lingappa J, John-Stewart GC, LaCourse SM, Shah JA

Preliminary Effectiveness of Group Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Young Kenyan Mothers With HIV and Depression: A Pilot Trial.
(2021 Dec 17)
Am J Psychother
Yator O, John-Stewart G, Khasakhala L, Kumar M

Design and evaluation of strategies to implement HIV prevention interventions for pregnant women in community pharmacy settings in western Kenya: a mixed-methods study protocol.
(2021 Dec 15)
BMJ Open 11(12): e052311
Mugambi ML, Baeten JM, Kinuthia J, Hauber B, Weiner BJ, John-Stewart G, Barnabas RV

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