Katrina is an implementation scientist, Assistant Professor, and the lead of this research team. Most of her research focuses on designing innovative models for HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) delivery in collaboration with research colleagues in Africa. She was previously a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington. Fun fact: Katrina learned how to swim in the basement of a Chinese restaurant.
Stephanie is an implementation scientist by training and, as a Staff Scientist on this team, primarily works on the Pharm PrEP studies. In addition to leading qualitative analyses, she supports proposal writing, study design, data collection tool development, data analysis, and results dissemination. Her background is in global health and cultural anthropology, with expertise in qualitative research. When she’s not at work, you can find her walking her dog at Marymoor Park or running around Lake Union.
Rachel has an MPH from the University of Washington and has been managing studies at Fred Hutch for over a decade in a variety of research areas including cancer genetics, health disparities, and HIV prevention. She helps oversee all administrative aspects of projects, including supervising staff, developing participant documents and study protocols, and monitoring budgets. She also assists with IRB applications, progress reports, and compliance with human subjects regulations in order to ensure scientific integrity. When not working, you can find her spending time with her family and enjoying the outdoors.
Obinna is a Postdoctoral Fellow on the team, supporting the Pharm PrEP studies and a geo-spatial analysis of pharmacies in Kenya. He is a pharmacist and a trained public health scientist with expertise in health economic evaluation, evidence-based public health, and health service research. His research focuses mainly on HIV, neglected tropical diseases, and malaria. He is a fellow of the Nigerian Young Academy (NYA), the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AVH), and a former Takemi Fellow at Harvard School of Public Health. In his spare time, Obinna enjoys soccer and hiking.
Kendall is a Project Coordinator on the team, supporting the Pharm PrEP studies and HIVST studies. She worked as a health outreach worker for migrant farmworkers before receiving her MPH from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research interests include health equity, implementation science, and community-based participatory research. Fun fact: Kendall first became interested in global work after performing in international folk-dance festivals abroad with her clogging team.
Preetika is a Data Coordinator Lead on the team, supporting the Pharm PrEP projects. She has previous training in biotechnology, global health, and epidemiology. Preetika is passionate about improving delivery methods for preventive treatment of infectious disease, and aims to improve equity in healthcare access through converging approaches rooted in epidemiology, economics, public policy and implementation science. Preetika is fond of travel, exploring new cultures and foods.
Adriana is a Project Coordinator on the team, supporting the Peer PrEP studies and the WHO HIVST PrEP systematic literature review. She has been involved in research throughout her academic career and has training in psychology and epidemiology. Adriana’s research interests range from global health issues, infectious diseases, mental health disparities, and cancer epidemiology. When she is not working, Adriana enjoys spending time with shelter animals and going backpacking in the mountains.
Shengruo is a Research Assistant on the team, supporting the HIVST studies. She is also a PhD student in the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Washington, with a strong interest in sexually transmitted infections (STIs) research. Fun fact: Her cat learned some basic mandarin from her!
Alex is a Research Assistant on the team, supporting the Pharm PrEP studies and the WHO HIVST PrEP systematic literature review. She is from Seattle, Washington and is in her third year of the Doctor of Pharmacy degree program at the University of Washington. Alex enjoys meal prepping, running (to catch her bus), building IKEA furniture, learning from others, and speaking to many people at Harborview Medical Center.
Carlos is a Research Assistant on the team, supporting the Peer PrEP studies. He is also a PhD student in Epidemiology at the University of Washington’s School of Public Health. His methodological interests are focused on causal inference methods applied on observational studies, and randomized controlled trials. Besides working on great science, Carlos loves cooking Peruvian food.