Global WACh

August 29, 2023

Global WACh PhD trainees defend dissertations in Summer 2023

This Summer Quarter, three doctoral students who have spent their PhD journeys with Global WACh, defended their dissertations leveraging research conducted in collaboration with partner institutions around the world. 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!


Esther Choo, MPH

Department of Global Health – Implementation Science

“Improving Nutrition in Nepal: An analysis of food environments, behavior determinants of consumption, and costs of a multisectoral nutrition program”

Wenwen Jiang, MPH

Department of Epidemiology

“Adverse pregnancy outcomes, non-retention, eligibility of differentiated care and virologic failure among women living with HIV in prevention of vertical transmission programs”

Adino Tesfahun Tsegaye, MPH

Department of Epidemiology

“Identifying Opportunities to Reduce Cervical Cancer Prevention Disparities in Western Washington”