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)

Development of a Clinical Prediction Score Including Monocyte-to-Lymphocyte Ratio to Inform Tuberculosis Treatment Among Children With HIV: A Multicountry Study.
(2022 Nov)
Open Forum Infect Dis 9(11): ofac548
Malik AA, Gandhi NR, Marcy O, Walters E, Tejiokem M, Chau GD, Omer SB, Lash TL, Becerra MC, Njuguna IN, LaCourse SM, Maleche-Obimbo E, Wamalwa D, John-Stewart GC, Cranmer LM

Systematic Review of mHealth Interventions for Adolescent and Young Adult HIV Prevention and the Adolescent HIV Continuum of Care in Low to Middle Income Countries.
(2022 Nov 2)
AIDS Behav
Goldstein M, Archary M, Adong J, Haberer JE, Kuhns LM, Kurth A, Ronen K, Lightfoot M, Inwani I, John-Stewart G, Garofalo R, Zanoni BC

Data-informed stepped care to improve youth engagement in HIV care in Kenya: a protocol for a cluster randomised trial of a health service intervention.
(2022 Oct 31)
BMJ Open 12(10): e062134
Kohler P, Agot K, Njuguna IN, Dyer J, Badia J, Jiang W, Beima-Sofie K, Chhun N, Inwani I, Shah SK, Richardson BA, Chaktoura N, John-Stewart G

Transition to independent care for youth living with HIV: a cluster randomised clinical trial.
(2022 Oct 26)
Lancet HIV
Njuguna IN, Beima-Sofie K, Mburu CW, Mugo C, Itindi J, Onyango A, Neary J, Richardson BA, Oyiengo L, Wamalwa D, John-Stewart G

The effect of antiretroviral therapy initiation on vitamin D levels and four oral diseases among Kenyan children and adolescents living with HIV.
PLoS One 17(10): e0275663
Seminario AL, Kemoli A, Fuentes W, Wang Y, Rajanbabu P, Wamalwa D, Benki-Nugent S, John-Stewart G, Slyker JA

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