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James Kiarie, MBChB, MMed, MPH

James Kiarie entered the MPH program at the University of Washington in 1998 under the mentorship of Grace John-Stewart and graduated in June 2001 after completing his thesis study, "Compliance and Infant Feeding Choices among Kenyan HIV-1 Seropositive Women."  He was appointed as an Advanced In-Country Scholar in July 2001, and served as co-investigator on a study funded by the Pediatric AIDS Foundation, "Couples Counseling to Enhance Infant HIV-1 Prevention."  In September 2003, Dr. Kiarie was awarded a Fogarty GRIP grant to continue his work with women and HIV-1, "Interventions to Reduce HIV-1 Incidence After Delivery."  Dr. Kiarie also served as the field site PI in Nairobi for a clinical trial of herpes suppression among HIV-discordant couples.  Currently he is a senior lecturer in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at University of Nairobi (UoN), and a consultant at Kenyatta National Hospital. He is the PI for the PEPFAR-funded MEPI program to strengthen and build clinical and research capacity in the University of Nairobi, College of Health Sciences.  In addition, he is leading an NIH-funded community-based cohort study on pregnancy intentions and HIV infection risk that is also looking at contraceptive practices of HIV positive and negative women. He is also leading a clinical trial on pre exposure prophylaxis to prevent HIV acquisition among discordant couple that is part of the partners PrEP trial.