Jillian Pintye, RN, MPH, PhD

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

headshot_jillian pintyeDr. Jillian Pintye, RN, MPH, PhD is a Senior Fellow in the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington. Her research focuses on HIV and STI prevention and treatment among young women, particularly within maternal child health settings. As a postdoctoral fellow, she supports two large-scale implementation science studies on pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention. The PEPFAR/DREAMS-supported PrEP Implementation for Young Women and Adolescents (PrIYA) Program evaluates integrated PrEP delivery within routine antenatal, postnatal, and family planning clinics in Kisumu County, Kenya (PIs: Grace John-Stewart, Jared Baeten). The NIH-supported PrEP Implementation for Mothers in Antenatal Care (PrIMA) Study is a cluster-randomized trial in Homa Bay and Siaya, Kenya which evaluates the cost-effectiveness of risk-targeted and universal PrEP delivery approaches (PIs: Grace John-Stewart, Jared Baeten). Dr. Pintye is currently supported by an NIH F32 Fellowship to evaluate adherence to PrEP using biomarkers among pregnant and postpartum women in Western Kenya. Prior to graduate school, Dr. Pintye was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Botswana, where she developed a passion for HIV prevention among women and children.

Selected Publications

  1. J Pintye, JM Baeten, C Celum, N Mugo, K Ngure, E Were, EA Bukusi, G John-Stewart, RA Heffron. Maternal tenofovir disoproxil fumarate use during pregnancy is not associated with adverse perinatal outcomes among HIV-infected East African women: a prospective study. Journal of Infectious Diseases (JID). 2017 Dec 19;216(12):1561-1568. PubMed PMID: 29040666 (PMCID in progress)
  2. J Pintye, A Drake, J Kinuthia, JA. Unger, D Matemo, RA Heffron, RV Barnabas, P Kohler, R. Scott McClelland, G John-Stewart. A risk assessment tool for identifying pregnancy and postpartum women who may benefit from pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)Clinical Infectious Diseases (CID). 2017 Mar 15;64(6):751-758. PubMed PMID: 28034882 (PMCID in progress)
  3. J Pintye, KM Beima-Sofie, G Kimemia, K Ngure, S Brown-Trinidad, RA Heffron, JM Baeten, J Odoyo, N Mugo, EA Bukusi, M Kelley, G John-Stewart. “I did not want to give birth to a child who has HIV: Experiences using PrEP during pregnancy among HIV-uninfected Kenyan women in HIV-serodiscordant couples. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (JAIDS), 2017 July. [Epub ahead of print], PMID: 28777265 (PMCID in progress)
  4. J Pintye, A Drake, JA. Unger, D Matemo, J Kinuthia, R. Scott McClelland, G John-Stewart. Male partner circumcision associated with lower Trichomonas vaginalis incidence among pregnant and postpartum Kenyan women: a prospective cohort study. Sexually Transmitted Infections. 2017 Mar;93(2):137-143. PubMed PMID: 27519258; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5518938
  5. J Pintye, JM Baeten, L Manhart, C Celum, A Ronald, N Mugo, A Mujugira, C Cohen, E Were, E Bukusi, J Kiarie, RA Heffron, for the Partners PrEP Study Team. Decreased incidence of syphilis in both men and women associated with male circumcision: a prospective study among HIV-1 serodiscordant heterosexual African couples. The Lancet Global Health. 2014 Nov;2(11):e664-71. PubMed PMID: 25442691; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4271270.

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