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)

Key influences on the decision to initiate PrEP among adolescent girls and young women within routine maternal child health and family planning clinics in Western Kenya.
(2021 Sep 20)
Rogers Z, Pintye J, Kinuthia J, O'Malley G, Abuna F, Escudero J, Mugambi M, Awuor M, Dollah A, Dettinger JC, Kohler P, John-Stewart G, Beima-Sofie K

Non-IFN╬│ Whole Blood Cytokine Responses to Mycobacterium tuberculosis Antigens in HIV-exposed Infants.
(2021 Oct 1)
Pediatr Infect Dis J 40(10): 922-929
Anterasian C, Warr AJ, Lacourse SM, Kinuthia J, Richardson BA, Nguyen FK, Matemo D, Maleche-Obimbo E, John Stewart GC, Hawn TR

Ethically designing research to inform multidimensional, rapidly evolving policy decisions: Lessons learned from the PROMISE HIV Perinatal Prevention Trial.
(2021 Sep 15)
Clin Trials
Shah SK, London AJ, Mofenson L, Lavery JV, John-Stewart G, Flynn P, Theron G, Bangdiwala SI, Moodley D, Chinula L, Fairlie L, Sekoto T, Kakhu TJ, Violari A, Dadabhai S, McCarthy K, Fowler MG

"It's about making adolescents in charge of their health": policy-makers' perspectives on optimizing the health care transition among adolescents living with HIV in Kenya.
(2021 Sep 6)
Shulock K, Beima-Sofie K, Apriyanto H, Njuguna I, Mburu C, Mugo C, Itindi J, Onyango A, Wamalwa D, John-Stewart G, O'Malley 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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