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)

Changes in vaginal bacteria and inflammatory mediators from periconception through early-postpartum in a cohort of HIV-negative Kenyan women.
(2023 May 19)
J Infect Dis
Sabo MC, Lokken EM, Srinivasan S, Kinuthia J, Richardson BA, Fiedler TL, Munch M, Proll S, Salano C, John-Stewart G, Jaoko W, Fredricks DN, McClelland RS

Randomized controlled trial of a theory-informed mHealth intervention to support ART adherence and viral suppression among women with HIV in Mombasa, Kenya: preliminary efficacy and participant-level feasibility and acceptability.
(2023 May 8)
BMC Public Health 23(1): 837
Aunon FM, Wanje G, Richardson BA, Masese L, Odeny TA, Kinuthia J, Mandaliya K, Jaoko W, Simoni JM, McClelland RS

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on obstetrical care at a tertiary care facility in Mombasa, Kenya: Time-series analyses and staff perspectives.
PLOS Glob Public Health 3(4): e0001829
Long JE, Wanje G, Aliyan N, Okello D, Richardson BA, Wanjiru-Korir N, Shikely K, Abubakar A, Oginga P, McClelland RS

Correction: The Systems Analysis and Improvement Approach: specifying core components of an implementation strategy to optimize care cascades in public health.
(2023 Mar 27)
Implement Sci Commun 4(1): 33
Gimbel S, Ásbjörnsdóttir K, Banek K, Borges M, Crocker J, Coutinho J, Cumbe V, Dinis A, Eastment M, Gaitho D, Lambdin BH, Pope S, Uetela O, Hazim C, McClelland RS, Mocumbi AO, Muanido A, Nduati R, Njuguna IN, Wagenaar BH, Wagner A, Wanje G, Sherr K

Next generation sequencing to examine associations between vaginal washing and vaginal microbiota: A cohort study.
(2023 Mar 21)
Sabo MC, Balkus JE, Richardson BA, Srinivasan S, Kimani J, Anzala O, Schwebke J, Fiedler TL, Fredricks DN, McClelland RS

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