Irene Njuguna, MBChB, MSc

Irene Njuguna is Study Physician/Study Coordinator for multiple University of Nairobi-University of Washington collaborative studies focused on pediatric HIV.  She has been responsible for developing study materials, managing clinical activities, preparing DSMB reports, and ensuring data quality.  Dr. Njuguna was competitively selected as a 2011-2012 Fogarty International Clinical Research Scholar (FICRS) for mentored clinical research training. Her FICRS project focused on the implementation of a clinical trial evaluating the optimal timing of antiretroviral therapy in HIV-infected children.  She begins a 2-year MPH degree program in the Department of Epidemiology in September 2015, with Dr. Grace John-Stewart as her primary mentor.


1.    Irene Njuguna, Marie Reilly, Walter Jaoko, Christine Gichuhi, Gwen Ambler, Elizabeth Maleche-Obimbo, Barbara Lohman-Payne, Tomáš Hanke, Grace John-Stewart, Infant neutropenia associated with breastfeeding during maternal antiretroviral treatment for prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV. Retrovirology 2014; 6: 1-5.
2.    Irene N. Njuguna, Gwen Ambler, Marie Reilly, Beatrice Ondondo, Mercy Kanyugo, Barbara Lohman-Payne, Christine Gichuhi, Nicola Borthwick, Antony Black, Shams-Rony Mehedi, Jiyu Sun, Elizabeth Maleche-Obimbo, Bhavna Chohan, Grace C. John-Stewart, Walter Jaoko and Tomáš Hanke, PedVacc 002: A phase 1 randomized clinical trial of MVA.HIVA vaccine administered to infants born to human immunodeficiency virus type 1-positive mothers in Nairobi, Vaccine 2014 Oct 7;32(44):5801-8
3.    Wagner A, Slyker J, Langat A, Inwani I, Adhiambo J, Benki-Nugent S, Tapia K, Njuguna I, Wamalwa D, John-Stewart G. High mortality in HIV-infected children diagnosed in hospital underscores need for faster diagnostic turnaround time in prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) programs.BMC Pediatrics 2015, 15:10

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