Global WACh

November 30, 2020

Global WACh welcomes new staff members

Despite working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, our researchers continue to lead innovative studies with local and international partners to improve woman, adolescent, and child health, and to our delight, even receive funding to launch new studies!  We are pleased to introduce the newest members to join the Global WACh team.  Meet them below and click on their names to read their full profiles!

Jeanne Goodman, MPH
Project Operations Specialist

Jeanne is the Project Operations Specialist for the DeWorm3 Project, a multi-site trial that is testing the feasibility of breaking transmission of soil-transmitted helminths (parasitic worms) through community-based mass drug administration.


Kelsey Kinderknecht, MPH
Research Coordinator

Kelsey joins our brilliant team of Research Coordinators and will be supporting a seroprevalence study on COVID-19 prevalence, household transmission, and antibody response among pregnant women and household members in King County, WA.  Findings may provide insight on immunity against the novel disease.


Jusufu Paye, MPH
Neglected Tropical Diseases Community of Practice Program Manager

Jusufu is the Community of Practice (CoP) Program Manager and will be facilitating a digitally-supported CoP platform for African Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) program managers.  Through the CoP, participants can learn from one another in-person and online and collaborate in the pursuit of reaching national and global NTD benchmarks.


Emily Yoshioka, MPH
Research Coordinator

Emily also joins our team as a Research Coordinator to support multiple studies under the Gut Health and Child Survival scientific priority area. The studies focus on improving childhood nutrition and identifying risk factors in sick children for targeted interventions in hopes of improving health outcomes.