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 and Faculty Leadership

Grace John-Stewart
MD, MPH, PhD
Center Co-Director

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

Kate Pfizenmaier
MPA
Managing Director

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

Jennifer Unger
MD, MPH
Associate Director, OBGYN Liasion
Family Planning Decision Support Priority Area

Donna Denno
MD, MPH
Associate Director, Pediatrics Liasion

Brandon Guthrie
MPH, PhD
Director, Leadership Development

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

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

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

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

Core Faculty

Carol Levin
MSc, PhD

Irene Njuguna
MBChB, MPH, PhD

Operations Staff

Omid Afzal
Grant Specialist

Rowena de Saram
Program Coordinator

Stephanie
Edlund-Cho

MSW
Program Specialist

Chris Kealy
Kenya Finance Manager

Kellie List
MPA
Grant Specialist

Alyson Shumays
MPH
Research Program Manager

Ann Van Haney
MBA
Grant and Contract Manager

Research Staff

Hannah Atlas
MPH
Research Coordinator

Emily Begnel
MPH
Research Coordinator

Liz Blanton
MPH
Research Scientist

Danny Carreon
MSc
Data Quality Officer

Julia Dettinger
MPH
Research Coordinator

Mareme Diakhate
MPH
Research Coordinator

Jessica Dyer
MPH
Research Coordinator

Jaclyn Escudero
MPH
Research Coordinator

Jeanne Goodman
MPH
Project Manager

Laurén Gomez
Research Coordinator

Kelsey Kinderknecht
MPH, RDN
Research Coordinator

Sarah Lawrence
MPH
Research Coordinator

Jusufu Paye
MPH
Project Manager

Emily Pearman
MPH
Data Quality Manager

Chloe Morozoff
MPH
Implementation Science Data Analyst

Amy Roll
MPH
Implementation Science Data Analyst

Alex Schaefer
MPA
Data Manager

Christina Sherry
MPH
Research Coordinator

Jenna Udren
MPH
Research Coordinator

Emily Yoshioka
MPH
Research Coordinator

Trainees

Asiya Ahmed
Undergraduate Student

Shawon Ara Riffat
MBBS, MPH
PhD Student

Danae Black
MPH
PhD Candidate

Michelle Bulterys
MPH
PhD Student

Naziat Carimo
MBBS
MPH Student

Ashenafi Cherkos
MPH
PhD Student

Esther Choo
MPH
PhD Student

Marie-Claire
Gwayi-Chore

MSc
PhD Candidate

Nok Chhun
MPH
PhD Student

Anupa Gewali
MPH Student

Nyawira Gitau
PhD
Postdoctoral Trainee

Micaela Haglund
MPH Student

Wenwen Jiang
MPH
PhD Student

Samantha Kaplan
MD
Infectious Disease Fellow

Anna Larsen
MPH
PhD Candidate

Erica Lokken
MPH, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Dorothy Mangale
MSc
PhD Student

Caren Mburu
MBChB
MPH Student

Brooks Morgan
MSPH
PhD Student

Cyrus Mugo
MBChB, MPH
PhD Student

Nancy Mwongeli
MBChB
MPH Student

Jill Neary
MPH
PhD Student

Ednah Ojee
MBChB, MMed
Tutorial Fellow and Pediatrician

Dickens Onyango
MBBS, MSc
Medical Epidemiologist

Claire Rothschild
MSc
PhD Candidate

Kirk Tickell
MBBS, MPH
PhD Candidate

Ruchi Tiwari
MPH
PhD Student

Adino
Tesfahun Tsegaye

MPH
PhD Student