• Clinical Assistant Professor, Global Health

University of Washington, Box 359931
Seattle, WA
United States

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Kate Wilson is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Global Health/International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH), with a focus on practical strategies to improve HIV services among marginalized populations, especially adolescents and young adults (AYA). She uses epidemiologic and qualitative methods and a range of data sources. In Kenya, she currently leads a trial to evaluate a clinical training intervention to improve quality of care and clinical outcomes among HIV-positive AYA and an implementation research study to evaluate optimal community-based distribution of HIV self-testing to AYA. In Tanzania, Kate provides senior technical assistance to I-TECH Tanzania on health workforce and HIV system strengthening initiatives, including a Field Epidemiology Training Program Intermediate Course and scale-up of differentiated HIV services in collaboration with the Ministry of Health. She is a member of the CFAR Community Advisory Board/Stigma Working Group, Working Group in Implementation Science, and enjoys mentoring and teaching. She received her PhD in Epidemiology at UW in 2015 and Bachelors of Arts in Human Biology from Brown University in 1999.

  • PhD (University of Washington)
  • MPH (Yale University)
  • BA (Brown University)
Country Affiliations 
  • Kiswahili
  • Spanish
Health Topics 
  • Child and Adolescent Health (incl. Pediatrics)
  • Community Health Workers
  • Community-Based Participatory Research
  • Disease Surveillance
  • Epidemiology
  • Family Planning
  • Gender
  • Health Interventions
  • Implementation Science
  • Injury, Violence, Trauma and Domestic Violence
  • Sociobehavioral

Wilson K, Wanje G, Yuhas K, Simoni JM, Masese L, Vander Stoep A, Jaoko W, Hughes JP, Richardson BA, McClelland RS. A prospective study of intimate partner violence as a risk factor for detectable plasma viral load in HIV-positive women engaged in transactional sex in Mombasa, Kenya. AIDS Behav. 2016 May 3. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 27142058

Wilson K, Beima-Sofie K, Moraa H, Wagner A, Mugo C, Maingi P, Wamalwa D, Bukusi D, John-Stewart G, Slyker J, Kohler P, O’Malley G. “At our age, we would like to do things the way we want:” A qualitative study of adolescent HIV testing services in Kenya. AIDS. 2017 Jul 1;31 Suppl 3:S213-S220.

Wilson K, Mugo C, Bukusi, D, Inwani I , Wagner A, Moraa H, Owens T, Babigumira, J, Richardson B, John-Stewart G, Slyker J, Wamalwa D, Kohler P. Simulated Patient Encounters to Improve Adolescent Retention in HIV Care in Kenya: Study Protocol of a Stepped Wedge Randomized Controlled Trial. Trials. 2017; 18: 619.

Wilson K, L Masese, L Adala, J Shafi, BA Richardson, J Simoni, K Mandaliya, W Jaoko, RS McClelland. A prospective cohort study of fertility desire, unprotected sex, and detectable viral load in HIV-positive female sex workers in Mombasa, Kenya. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 2018;78:276–282.

Wilson K, Mugo C, Moraa H, Onyango A, Induati M, Inwani I, Slyker J, Guthrie B, Richardson B, John-Stewart G, Bukusi D, Wamalwa D, Kohler P. Health provider training is associated with improved engagement in HIV care among adolescents and young adults in Kenya. AIDS (accepted for publication 15 March 2019)