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)

Testing for Sexually Transmitted Infection using Wet and Dry Self-Collected Brush Samples among Women in Mombasa, Kenya.
(2021 Oct 22)
Sex Transm Dis
Grabert BK, Islam JY, Kabare E, Vielot NA, Waweru W, Mandaliya K, Shafi J, Adala L, McClelland RS, Smith JS

Results of a cluster randomized trial testing the systems analysis and improvement approach to increase HIV testing in family planning clinics in Mombasa, Kenya.
(2021 Oct 8)
Eastment MC, Wanje G, Richardson BA, Mwaringa E, Sherr K, Barnabas RV, Perla M, Mandaliya K, Jaoko W, Mcclelland RS

Single-dose HPV vaccination efficacy among adolescent girls and young women in Kenya (the KEN SHE Study): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial.
(2021 Sep 27)
Trials 22(1): 661
Barnabas RV, Brown ER, Onono M, Bukusi EA, Njoroge B, Winer RL, Donnell D, Galloway D, Cherne S, Heller K, Leingang H, Morrison S, Rechkina E, McClelland RS, Baeten JM, Celum C, Mugo N, KEN SHE Study Team.

High Acceptance and Completion of HIV Self-testing Among Diverse Populations of Young People in Kenya Using a Community-Based Distribution Strategy.
(2021 Sep 1)
AIDS Behav
Wilson KS, Mugo C, Katz DA, Manyeki V, Mungwala C, Otiso L, Bukusi D, McClelland RS, Simoni JM, Driver M, Masyuko S, Inwani I, Kohler PK

Bacterial Vaginosis and Its Association With Incident Trichomonas vaginalis Infections: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.
(2021 Dec 1)
Sex Transm Dis 48(12): e192-e201
Seña AC, Goldstein LA, Ramirez G, Parish AJ, McClelland RS

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