Assistant Professor, Global Health
University of Washington
Tel: 206-543-5847 Box: 359909
CSDE Research Areas:
- Health of People and Populations
- Wellbeing of Families and Households
In the News:
Alison Drake, MPH, PhD is an epidemiologist and Assistant Professor at the University of Washington in the Department of Global Health. She received her MPH in Epidemiology from the University of Michigan and PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Washington. She is currently an Assistant Director of the Global Center for Integrated Health of Women, Adolescent, and Children (Global WACh), co-Director of the Family Planning Decision Support Scientific Priority Area for Global WACh, and an Associate Director for the eHealth Scientific Working Group at the University of Washington/Fred Hutch Center for AIDS Research. Dr. Drake’s research interests include HIV prevention among women and adolescents, incident maternal HIV infections, mother-to-child HIV transmission, adolescent reproductive health, family planning, and mHealth. She is the principal investigator for a K01 award to optimize HIV retesting for prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission in Kenya. Dr. Drake is also a collaborator on Mobile WAChx, a randomized clinical trial that will evaluate short message service (SMS) interventions to improve maternal antiretroviral adherence in Kenya. In addition, she is a co-instructor for two courses in the School of Public Health, Responsible Conduct of Research: Global to Local and Global Perspectives on Reproductive Health.