Alison Drake received her PhD from the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Washington in 2010. Her dissertation topic was entitled "HSV-2 suppression to reduce HIV-1 RNA levels during pregnancy and breastfeeding: A Randomized Clinical Trial". Dr. Drake is a currently a post-doctoral fellow and is the study coordinator for the Mama Salama Study, which aims to determine the incidence of, and risk factors for HIV-1 acquisition during and after pregnancy in a cohort of women in rural Western Kenya. She also works as the Discovery Lead on the Global Center for Integrated Women, Adolescent, and Child Health (Global WACH). Dr. Drake's research interests are in randomized clinical trials, HIV-1 and HSV-2 co-infections, and maternal and infant health in resource-limited settings.