Global WACh

June 1, 2023

Global WACh PhD trainees defend dissertations

This Spring Quarter, three doctoral students who have spent their PhD journeys with Global WACh, defended their dissertations leveraging research conducted in collaboration with partner institutions in Kenya. We are thankful for their contributions to advance our science and for the privilege to provide them with mentorship and training support. Congratulations to all!


Michelle Bulterys, MPH

Department of Epidemiology

“FAMILY MATTERS: Relationship dynamics among couples affected by HIV during pregnancy, and neurodevelopment of HIV-exposed uninfected infants in sub-Saharan Africa”

Dorothy Mangale, MPH

Department of Global Health – Implementation Science

“Pivoting Youth HIV Services in the COVID-19 Pandemic: Evaluation of Phone Delivery of the Adolescent Transition Package in Kenya”

Jillian Neary, MPH

Department of Epidemiology

“Trajectories, predictors, and impact on neurocognition of viral control among children living with HIV in Kenya”