Scott McClelland

Professor, Epidemiology
Professor, Medicine - Allergy and Infectious Dis.
Professor, Global Health



MD Medicine, University of Washington, 1995
MPH Epidemiology, University of Washington, 2001
BS Biology, University of Washington, 1989



University of Washington
Box 359909
325 9th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104


Dr. McClelland is a Professor of Epidemiology, Medicine, and Global Health. He leads a trainee-driven research program linking Seattle and Kenya in collaboration with the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the University of Nairobi (UON). Dr. McClelland's research spans a range of topics in HIV, STIs, women's health, key populations epidemiology, clinical trials, and implementation research.

Research Interests

  • Impact of periconceptual vaginal microbiota on women's risk of preterm birth 
  • Randomized trial of an implementation science tool to integrate HIV testing into family planning services in Mombasa County, Kenya 
  • Motivation matters! Randomized trial of theory-based, SMS to support treatment as prevention in high-risk women 
  • Development of a point of care cervical cancer diagnostic platform for low-resource settings 
  • Validation of collection Methods for high risk HPV Detection 
  • Women's life course events & HIV transmission potential: A multidisciplinary study

Recent Publications (PubMed)

"They have given you the morale and confidence:" adolescents and young adults want more community-based oral HIV self-testing options in Kenya.
(2022 Apr 25)
Lapsley R, Beima-Sofie K, Moraa H, Manyeki V, Mung'ala C, Kohler PK, Simoni JM, Farquhar C, Inwani I, Scott McClelland R, Otiso L, Masyuko S, Bukusi D, Wilson KS

Diagnosis and Management of Trichomonas vaginalis: Summary of Evidence Reviewed for the 2021 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Sexually Transmitted Infections Treatment Guidelines.
(2022 Apr 13)
Clin Infect Dis 74(Supplement_2): S152-S161
Kissinger PJ, Gaydos CA, Seña AC, Scott McClelland R, Soper D, Secor WE, Legendre D, Workowski KA, Muzny CA

Antimicrobial resistance including Extended Spectrum Beta Lactamases (ESBL) among E. coli isolated from kenyan children at hospital discharge.
(2022 Mar)
PLoS Negl Trop Dis 16(3): e0010283
Tornberg-Belanger SN, Rwigi D, Mugo M, Kitheka L, Onamu N, Ounga D, Diakhate MM, Atlas HE, Wald A, McClelland RS, Soge OO, Tickell KD, Kariuki S, Singa BO, Walson JL, Pavlinac PB

High-Risk HPV mRNA Testing using Urine, Cervico-vaginal Self-Collected and Provider-Collected Cervical Samples among Women in Mombasa, Kenya.
(2022 Feb 21)
Sex Transm Dis
Grabert BK, Islam JY, Mutua M, Kabare E, Manguro G, Waweru W, Mandaliya K, Shafi J, McClelland RS, Smith JS

Adaptation of a social vulnerability index for measuring social frailty among East African women.
(2022 Jan 24)
BMC Public Health 22(1): 167
Prabhu S, Wanje G, Oyaro B, Otieno F, Mandaliya K, Jaoko W, McClelland RS, McCormick W, Andrew MK, Aunon FM, Simoni JM, Graham SM

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