Global WACh

May 18, 2020

View recorded Global WACh research talks at UW

Over the spring academic quarter at UW, Global WACh investigators and student research assistants shared their work across various presentation platforms across campus.  Research span from assessing environmental enteric dysfunction on child health and survival to evaluating risks of depression among HIV-infected adolescent girls, to improved treatment of TB and HIV co-infections.

Click on the presentation titles below to access the recordings to view and learn more about our research.  A list of upcoming virtual presentations can be found below.

Seattle Children’s Provider Grand Rounds

“Enteric Infections and Disease in Child Health Globally: What We Think We Know, What We Don’t Know, and What We Need to Know”

Dr. Grace John-Stewart, MD, PhD, MPH
Professor, Global Health, Epidemiology, Medicine, and Pediatrics
Center Co-Director, Global WACh

Dr. Donna Denno, MD, MPH
Professor, Global Health and Pediatrics; Adjunct Professor, Health Services
Associate Director of Pediatrics, Global WACh

Dr. Patricia Pavlinac, PhD, MS
Assistant Professor, Global Health
Faculty Co-Director, Global WACh Gut Health and Child Survival Priority Area


UW Kenya Research and Training Center’s (KRTC) Weekly Seminar Series

“Depression and HIV risk behaviors among adolescent girls and young women in Western Kenya”
Anna Larsen, MPH
PhD Student in the Department of Epidemiology

“Higher prevalence of stunting among HIV-exposed uninfected infants in Kenya”
Jill Neary, MPH
PhD Student in the Department of Epidemiology

“Co-factors of initiation and completion of TB preventative therapy among adolescents and young adults with HIV in Kenya”
Danae Black, PhDc, MPH
PhD Candidate in the Department of Epidemiology


Mark your calendars for upcoming presentations by Global WACh researchers!

Kenya Research and Training Center Weekly Seminars

May 20, 2020
“Overview of Diagnostic Testing for SARS-CoV-2: Current Laboratory Testing Capacity in Kenya”
Dr. Bhavna Chohan, PhD, MSc
Clinical Assistant Professor, Global Health
Research Scientist, Kenya Medical Research Institute
Laboratory Director, University of Nairobi/Washington collaborative studies
More details here

June 3, 2020
Title TBA
Dr. Jillian Pintye, PhD, MPH, RN
Assistant Professor, School of Nursing
More details here

June 10, 2020
“Clinic‐ and individual‐level factors that influence HIV viral suppression in adolescents and young adults: a national survey in Kenya”
Dr. Irene Njuguna, PhD, MPH, MBChB
Infectious Disease Researcher, Kenyatta National Hospital
More details here

June 24, 2020
Title TBA
Dr. Jennifer Slyker, PhD, MSc
Associate Professor, Global Health
Faculty Co-Director, Global WACh HIV and Co-Infections Through the Lifecycle

Emily Begnel, MPH
Research Coordinator, Global WACh
More details here

July 1, 2020
Title TBA
Dr. Erica Lokken, PhD, MS
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Global WACh
More details here