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

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


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


Brandon Guthrie
MPH, PhD
Director, Leadership Development

Arianna Means
MPH, PhD
Co-Director, Implementation Science
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
Co-Director, Implementation Science
HIV and Co-Infections Through the Lifecycle Priority Area

Bhavna Chohan
MS, PhD

John Kinuthia

MBChB, MMed, MPH

Carol Levin
MS, PhD

Irene Njuguna
MBChB, MPH, PhD
HIV and Co-Infections Through the Lifecycle Priority Area

Elizabeth Maleche Obimbo

MBChB, MMed, MPH

Jillian Pintye
MPH, PhD


Benson Singa

MBChB, MPH


Kirk Tickell
MBBS, MPH, PhD


Indi Trehan
MD, MPH


Dalton Wamalwa

MBChB, MMed, MPH

Chairs of the Founding Departments


Barbara Goff
MD
Obstetrics & Gynecology

Leslie
Walker-Harding

MD
Pediatrics

Carey Farquhar
MD, MPH
Global Health (Interim)

Operations Staff


Stephanie
Edlund-Cho

MSW
Program Operations
Specialist

Chris Kealy
Kenya Finance Manager

Kellie List
MPA
Grant and Program Manager

Marlene Parafina
Grant Specialist

Alyson Shumays
MPH
Senior Program Manager

Ann Van Haney
MBA
Grant and Contract Manager

Angie Windus
Budget Fiscal Analyst

 

Research Staff


Morgan Aurelio
DNP, ARNP-CNM
Research Coordinator

Hannah Atlas
MPH
Research Coordinator

Julia Dettinger
MPH
Research Scientist

Mareme Diakhate
MPH
Data Manager


Jaclyn Escudero
MPH
Research Coordinator


Erika Feutz
MPH
Data Manager


Sean Galagan
MPH
Senior Data Manager & Analyst, Data Team Lead


Jeanne Goodman
MPH
Project Manager


Laurén Gómez
Research Coordinator


Marie-Claire
Gwayi-Chore

MS, PhD
Project Lead


Anya Lewin
Program Operations Specialist


Rishika Mohanty
MPH
Research Coordinator


Jusufu Paye
MPH
Project Manager

Lincoln Pothan
Research Coordinator

Mariyam Shaikh
MPH
Data Manager


Christina Sherry
MPH
Research Coordinator


Jenna Udren
MPH
Research Coordinator


Erica Wetzler
MPH
Senior Data Manager


Emily Yoshioka
MPH
Research Coordinator


Noor Zanial
MPH
Research Coordinator

 

Trainees


Emily Begnel
MPH
PhD Student

Danae Black
MPH
PhD Candidate

Michelle Bulterys
MPH
PhD Candidate


Ashenafi S. Cherkos
MPH, PhD
Assistant Professor


Esther Choo
MPH
PhD Candidate


Nok Chhun
MPH
PhD Student

Nyawira Gitahi
MBChB, MPH
PhD Student


Dieudonne Hakizimana
PhD Student


Wenwen Jiang
MPH
PhD Candidate

Samantha Kaplan
MD
Infectious Disease Fellow

Anna Larsen
MPH, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar


Kendall Lawley
MPH Student


Dorothy Mangale
MS
PhD Candidate

Caren Mburu
MBChB
MPH Student

Brooks Morgan
MSPH
PhD Student

Chloe Morozoff
MPH
PhD Student

Cyrus Mugo
MBChB, MPH
PhD Candidate

Nancy Mwongeli
MBChB
MPH Student

Jill Neary
MPH
PhD Candidate

Ednah Ojee
MBChB, MMed
Tutorial Fellow and Pediatrician


Victor Omballa
MPH Student


Dickens Onyango
MBBS, MS
Medical Epidemiologist


Sonia Rao
MPH Student


Shawon Ara Riffat
MBBS, MPH
PhD Student


Tiara Ranson
MPH Student


Olivia Schultes
MPH Student


Aparna Seth
PhD Candidate


Priyanka Shrestha
PhD Student


Ruchi Tiwari
MPH
Postdoctoral Scholar


Stephanie
Tornberg-Belanger

MS
PhD Candidate


Adino
Tesfahun Tsegaye

MPH
PhD Candidate

Alison Wiyeh
PhD Student


Lucy Yates
Public Health Major