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)

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

A Prospective Study of Depressive Symptoms, Condomless Sex, and HIV Viral Load in HIV-Positive Female Sex Workers in Kenya.
(2021 Apr 20)
AIDS Behav
Rosenthal MA, Wanje G, Richardson BA, Shafi J, Wang L, Masese L, Poole DN, Jaoko W, Simoni J, Mcclelland RS

Derivation of an HIV Risk Score for African Women Who Engage in Sex Work.
(2021 Apr 16)
AIDS Behav
Willcox AC, Richardson BA, Shafi J, Kabare E, Kinuthia J, Jaoko W, Mandaliya K, Overbaugh J, McClelland RS

"Lighten This Burden of Ours": Acceptability and Preferences Regarding Injectable Antiretroviral Treatment Among Adults and Youth Living With HIV in Coastal Kenya.
(2021 Jan-Dec)
J Int Assoc Provid AIDS Care 20(): 23259582211000517
Simoni JM, Beima-Sofie K, Wanje G, Mohamed ZH, Tapia K, McClelland RS, Ho RJY, Collier AC, Graham SM

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