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)

Preferences and uptake of home-based HIV self-testing for maternal retesting in Kenya.
(2024 Mar 30)
Drake AL, Jiang W, Kitao P, Farid S, Richardson BA, Katz DA, Wagner AD, Johnson CC, Matemo D, Stewart GJ, Kinuthia J

Cofactors of Partner HIV Self-testing and Oral PrEP Acceptance Among Pregnant Women at High Risk of HIV in Kenya.
(2024 Mar 1)
J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 95(3): 238-245
Ngumbau NM, Neary J, Wagner AD, Abuna F, Ochieng B, Dettinger JC, Gómez L, Marwa MM, Watoyi S, Nzove E, Pintye J, Baeten JM, Kinuthia J, John-Stewart G

Lower self-reported ART adherence among adolescents in boarding schools compared to day schools.
(2024 Feb 12)
J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr
Wandika B, Nyapara F, Aballa C, Richardson BA, Wamalwa D, John-Stewart G, Inwani I, Njuguna I

Estimating the costs of adolescent HIV care visits and an intervention to facilitate transition to adult care in Kenya.
PLoS One 19(2): e0296734
Saldarriaga EM, Beima-Sofie K, Wamalwa D, Mugo C, Njuguna I, Onyango A, John-Stewart G, Sharma M

Implementation outcomes of the integrated district evidence to action (IDEAs) program to reduce neonatal mortality in central Mozambique: an application of the RE-AIM evaluation framework.
(2024 Feb 2)
BMC Health Serv Res 24(1): 164
Dinis A, Fernandes Q, Wagenaar BH, Gimbel S, Weiner BJ, John-Stewart G, Birru E, Gloyd S, Etzioni R, Uetela D, Ramiro I, Gremu A, Augusto O, Tembe S, Mário JL, Chinai JE, Covele AF, Sáide CM, Manaca N, Sherr K

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