Global WACh

Our Team

Meet our faculty, operations and research staff, and trainees at the University of Washington who drive our Center forward.

Center Directors


Grace John-Stewart
MD, MPH, PhD
Center Co-Director
HIV and Co-Infections Through the Lifecycle Priority Area

Judd Walson
MD, MPH
Center Co-Director
Gut Health and Child Survival Priority Area

Kate Rankin
MPA
Managing Director

Faculty


Alison Drake
MPH, PhD
Assistant Director
Family Planning Decision Support Priority Area

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Associate Director,
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Family Planning Decision Support Priority Area

Donna Denno
MD, MPH
Associate Director, Pediatrics
Gut Health and Child Survival Priority Area

Brandon Guthrie
MPH, PhD
Director, Leadership Development

Arianna Means
MPH, PhD
Gut Health and Child Survival Priority Area

Patricia Pavlinac
MS, PhD
Gut Health and Child Survival Priority Area

Sylvia LaCourse
MD, MPH
HIV and Co-Infections Through the Lifecycle Priority Area

Jennifer Slyker
MS, PhD
HIV and Co-Infections Through the Lifecycle Priority Area

Anjuli Wagner
MPH, PhD
HIV and Co-Infections Through the Lifecycle Priority Area

Bhavna Chohan
MS, PhD

John Kinuthia

MBChB, MMed, MPH

Carol Levin
MS, PhD

Ferdinand Mukumbang
PhD

Irene Njuguna
MBChB, MPH, PhD

Elizabeth Maleche Obimbo

MBChB, MMed, MPH

Jillian Pintye
MPH, PhD


Benson Singa

MBChB, MPH


Kirk Tickell
MBBS, MPH, PhD


Dalton Wamalwa

MBChB, MMed, MPH

Chairs of the Founding Departments


Barbara Goff
MD
Obstetrics & Gynecology

Leslie
Walker-Harding

MD
Pediatrics

Judith Wasserheit
MD, MPH
Global Health

Operations Staff


Omid Afzal
Grant Specialist

Rowena de Saram
Program Coordinator

Stephanie
Edlund-Cho

MSW
Program Operations
Specialist

Chris Kealy
Kenya Finance Manager

Olga Korohod
Student Assistant


Kellie List
MPA
Grant and Program Manager

Alyson Shumays
MPH
Research Program Manager

Ann Van Haney
MBA
Grant and Contract Manager

 

Research Staff


Alyssa Acebedo
MPH
Data Manager


Morgan Aurelio
DNP, ARNP-CNM
Research Coordinator

Hannah Atlas
MPH
Research Coordinator

Julia Dettinger
MPH
Research Coordinator

Mareme Diakhate
MPH
Research Coordinator

Jessica Dyer
MPH
Research Coordinator


Rachel Eagan
MSc
Project Manager


Jaclyn Escudero
MPH
Research Coordinator


Sean Galagan
MPH
Senior Data Manager/Analyst


Jeanne Goodman
MPH
Project Manager

Laurén Gomez
Research Coordinator


Sarah Lawrence
MPH
Research Coordinator


Jusufu Paye
MPH
Project Manager

Lincoln Pothan
Research Coordinator

Emily Pearman
MPH
Data Quality Manager

Christina Sherry
MPH
Research Coordinator

Jenna Udren
MPH
Research Coordinator

Emily Yoshioka
MPH
Research Coordinator

 

Trainees


Shawon Ara Riffat
MBBS, MPH
PhD Student

Emily Begnel
MPH
PhD Student

Danae Black
MPH
PhD Candidate

Stephanie Buchbinder
MPH Student


Michelle Bulterys
MPH
PhD Student

Ashenafi S. Cherkos
MPH
PhD Candidate

Esther Choo
MPH
PhD Candidate

Nok Chhun
MPH
PhD Student

Nyawira Gitahi
MBChB, MPH
PhD Student

Marie-Claire
Gwayi-Chore

MS
PhD Candidate

Wenwen Jiang
MPH
PhD Student

Samantha Kaplan
MD
Infectious Disease Fellow

Anna Larsen
MPH
PhD Candidate

Kendall Lawley
MPH Student


Donghoon Lee
MSc
PhD Candidate


Erica Lokken
MPH, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow


Dorothy Mangale
MS
PhD Student

Caren Mburu
MBChB
MPH Student

Brooks Morgan
MSPH
PhD Student

Chloe Morozoff
MPH
PhD Student

Cyrus Mugo
MBChB, MPH
PhD Student


Emma Murphy
MPH Student


Nancy Mwongeli
MBChB
MPH Student

Jill Neary
MPH
PhD Student

Ednah Ojee
MBChB, MMed
Tutorial Fellow and Pediatrician

Dickens Onyango
MBBS, MS
Medical Epidemiologist

Anwar Parvez Sayed
MPH, MBBS, TDD
PhD Student


Ruchi Tiwari
MPH
PhD Student


Stephanie
Tornberg-Belanger

MS
PhD Candidate


Adino
Tesfahun Tsegaye

MPH
PhD Student

Lucy Yates
Public Health Major