• Associate Professor, Global Health
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Epidemiology
Jennifer Slyker

Harborview Medical Center
235 9th Avenue
Box 359931
Seattle, WA 98104
United States

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Dr. Slyker’s research focuses on the immunology and epidemiology of HIV and herpesvirus (cytomegalovirus and Epstein-Barr virus) infections in women and children. She has collaborated with Kenyan coinvestigators for more than 20 years on cohort studies and clinical trials, and capacity-building activities. These have included studies of diagnosis, transmission, immunity, co-infections, and disease pathogenesis. She is also the Associate Director of the Public Health Global Health Major, and teaches SPH480 Research Methods in Public Health. As a member of the Kenya Research and Training Center (KRTC), CFAR, and Global WACh, she enjoys mentoring trainees and junior faculty interested maternal child health and infectious diseases.

  • PhD (Open University)
  • MSc (Oxford University (UK))
  • BA (Colgate University)
Country Affiliations 
Health Topics 
  • Child and Adolescent Health (incl. Pediatrics)
  • Child Mortality
  • Epidemiology
  • Health Interventions
  • Herpes
  • HIV Transmission
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Infectious Diseases (other than STDs)
  • Maternal Child Health (incl. Reproductive Health)
  • Molecular Immunology
  • Oral Health
  • STDs (other than HIV)
  • Viruses
DGH Centers, Programs and Initiatives and Affiliated Organizations 

Herpes virus (EBV/CMV) co-infections in HIV-1 infected women and infants, T cell immunology, pediatric HIV testing.


Slyker JA, Guthrie B, Pankau M, Tapia K, Wamalwa D, Benki-Nugent S, Ngugi E, Huang M-L, Njuguna I, Langat A, John-Stewart G, Lehman D. Cytomegalovirus and Epstein-Barr virus viremia are associated with HIV DNA levels in the reservoir of Kenyan infants on antiretroviral therapy. In press J Infect Dis 2020.

Njuguna IN, Wagner AD, Neary J, Omondi VO, Otieno VA, Orimba A, Mugo C, Babigumira JB, Levin C, Richardson BA, Maleche-Obimbo E, Wamalwa DC, John-Stewart G, Slyker JA. Financial incentives to increase pediatric HIV testing: A Randomized Trial. AIDS 2020. In press.

Slyker JA. Cytomegalovirus and paediatric HIV infection. J Virus Erad. 2016; 2: 208-214.