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)

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 Aug 23)
Sex Transm Dis
Seña AC, Goldstein LA, Ramirez G, Parish A, McClelland RS

Late antiretroviral refills and condomless sex in a cohort of HIV-seropositive pregnant and postpartum Kenyan women.
PLoS One 16(7): e0254767
Eastment MC, Kinuthia J, Wang L, Wanje G, Wilson K, Kaggiah A, Simoni JM, Mandaliya K, Poole DN, Richardson BA, Jaoko W, John-Stewart G, McClelland RS

Chlamydia, gonorrhea, and incident HIV infection during pregnancy predict preterm birth despite treatment.
(2021 May 23)
J Infect Dis
Ravindran J, Richardson B, Kinuthia J, Unger JA, Drake AL, Osborn L, Matemo D, Patterson J, McClelland RS, John-Stewart G

Nugent score, Amsel's criteria, and a point-of-care rapid test for diagnosis of bacterial vaginosis: performance in a cohort of Kenyan women.
(2021 May 14)
Sex Transm Dis
Lokken EM, Jisuvei C, Oyaro B, Shafi J, Nyaigero M, Kinuthia J, Mandaliya K, Jaoko W, McClelland RS

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