• Research Scientist, I-TECH

University of Washington, Box 359931
Seattle, WA
United States

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Katya Wilson, PhD, MPH is an Epidemiologist and Research Scientist at the International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH). Her scientific work focuses on evaluating coverage, quality, and effectiveness of a range of public health programs, drawing from methods in implementation science, epidemiology, and community-based participatory research. Dr. Wilson leads evaluations on HIV and CQI initiatives programs in Tanzania, and of initiatives to strengthen public health surveillance systems and communities of practice as part of the INISGHT project. She co-leads the Program Science Learning Lab focused on promoting the exchange of scientific methods across the I-TECH network. She has a PhD in epidemiology from UW, a Masters in Global Health from Yale, and a Bachelor of Arts in Human Biology from Brown University.

  • PhD (University of Washington)
  • MPH (Yale University)
  • BA (Brown University)
Country Affiliations 
  • Kiswahili
  • Spanish
Health Topics 
  • Child and Adolescent Health (incl. Pediatrics)
  • Community-Based Participatory Research
  • Disease Surveillance
  • Epidemiology
  • Family Planning
  • Gender
  • Health Disparities
  • Health Interventions
  • Health Systems Strengthening and Human Resources Development
  • Health Technologies
  • Implementation Science
  • Injury, Violence, Trauma and Domestic Violence
  • Intervention Design and Management
  • Policy Monitoring
  • Prevention
  • Qualitative Research and Methods
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Social Justice and Human Rights

Wilson K, Manyeki V, Otiso L, Katz D, Bukusi D, Driver M, Masyuko S, Mugo C, Inwani I, Scott McClelland RS, Simoni J, Kohler P High Acceptance and Completion of HIV Self-testing Among Diverse Populations of Young People in Kenya Using a Community-Based Distribution Strategy. AIDS and Behavior, in press 2021. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10461-021-03451-1.

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. 2019 Jul 15;33(9):1501-1510. PMCID: PMC6746576
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, Juya A, Mghamba J, Leonard D, Perkins S, Harris J, Abade M, Sembuche S, Bakari M, Chale C, Kohler P. Evaluation of a New Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP) Intermediate Course to Strengthen Public Health Workforce Capacity in Tanzania Accepted for publication in Public Health Reports.