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Grace John-Stewart, MD, MPH, PhD, Professor


Dr. John-Stewart was trained as an internist and pediatrician prior to specializing in infectious diseases and receiving a PhD in epidemiology. Her research is focused on international HIV-1 studies, primarily based in Kenya. These include studies of transmission, prevention, clinical epidemiology, clinical trials, and molecular epidemiology.  Her interests include mother-to-child transmission of HIV-1, pediatric HIV-1 and co-infections (TB, helminths, CMV), HIV-1 acquisition and pathogenesis, and treatment and delivery of HIV-1 treatment and prevention services. She has published over 150 peer-reviewed manuscripts and mentored over 85 students/fellows. Dr. John-Stewart's funding has included support from the NIH, CDCGates Foundation, EDCTP, and the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. Dr. John-Stewart received the Elizabeth Glaser Scientist Award, a K24 Mentorship Award, and a UW School of Medicine mentorship award.  She was also nominated for the UW post-doctoral mentorship award and the Marsha Landolt Award. She is currently the Director of the CFAR International Core, the Kenya Research Program, and the UW Global Center for Integrated Health of Women, Adolescents and Children (Global WACh)

Representative Publications
  • Nduati R, John G, Mbori-Ngacha D, Richardson B, Overbaugh J, Mwatha A, Ndinya-Achola J, Bwayo J, Onyango FE, Hughes J, Kreiss J. Effect of breastfeeding and formula feeding on transmission of HIV-1: A randomized clinical trial. JAMA 2000;283:1167-1174. [full text]
  • John G, Nduati RW, Mbori-Ngacha DA, Richardson BA, Panteleeff DD, Mwatha A, Overbaugh J, Bwayo J, Ndinya-Achola JO, Kreiss JK. Correlates of mother-to-child transmission of HIV-1 in the Kenyan breastfeeding clinical trial. J Infect Dis 2001;183:206-12. [abstract]
  • Nduati R, Richardson BA, John G, Mbori-Ngacha D, Overbaugh J, Mwatha A,Ndinya-Achola J, Bwayo J, Kreiss J. Effect of breastfeeding on maternal mortality among HIV-1 infected women. Lancet 2001;357:1651-55. [abstract]
  • Chung M, Kiarie J, Richardson B, Lehman D, Overbaugh J, John-Stewart G. Breast milk HIV-1 Suppression and Decreased Transmission: a randomized trial comparing HIVNET 012 nevirapine vs. short-course zidovudine. AIDS 2005; 19:1415-1422.[full text]
  • Walson JL, Otieno PA, Mbuchi M, Richardson B, Lohman-Payne B, Macharia SW, Overbaugh J, Berkley J, Sanders E, Chung M, John-Stewart GC. Albendazole treatment in HIV-1 and helminth co-infected adults: A randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled trial. AIDS 2008; 22(13):1601-1609. [full text]
  • Walson JL, Singa BO, Sangare L, Naulikha J, Piper B, Richardson BA, Otieno PA, Mbogo LW, Berkley J, John-Stewart G. Randomized trial of empiric deworming to delay HIV-1 disease progression in ART-ineligible individuals. Lancet Infect Dis 2012 Dec;12(12):925-32. [abstract]