• 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 at the University of Washington (UW), with a focus on implementation research and program evaluation among marginalized communities worldwide. Her work includes clinical trials and observational studies to support engagement in HIV care among young people in Kenya, community-based HIV self-testing strategies, and health systems strengthening in Tanzania. 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-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.