Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Ruanne Barnabas

Associate Professor, Dept. of Global Health, Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Schools of Medicine and Public Health
University of Washington
Tel: 206-520-3813 Box: 359927

CSDE Research Areas:

  • Health of People and Populations

In the News:

Ruanne V Barnabas, MBChB, MSc, DPhil, is an Associate Professor in Global Health and Medicine at the University of Washington and affiliate at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. From 2017 – 2020, she held the King K. Holmes Endowed Professorship in STDs and AIDS. Her research focuses on interventions for HIV treatment and prevention, specifically on community-based strategies to increase access to antiretroviral therapy (ART) for HIV. She is the protocol chair of the Delivery Optimization for ART Study, which will evaluate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of decentralized, community-based ART initiation and follow-up compared to clinic- based care. She leads the cost-effectiveness evaluation of other projects including 1) partner services for clients with sexually transmitted infections in Seattle, 2) cervical cancer screening among HIV-positive women in the US and in low and middle income countries, 3) scale-up of PrEP delivery in Africa, and 4) lottery incentives to increase the coverage of ART among men (for which she serves as the protocol co-chair). Her projects use empiric data, costs and mathematical models to estimate the potential impact of HIV interventions. The ultimate aim of her work is to identify effective and cost-effective HIV treatment and prevention strategies to inform public health policy.