• Assistant Professor, Global Health

Hans Rosling Center 758

3980 15th Ave.

Box 351620

Seattle, WA 98195

United States

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Keshet Ronen, PhD MPH, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Global Health and Associate Director of the MPH Program in Global Health. Her primary research interest is in the use of mobile communication technology such as text messaging and social media to support behavioral health equity in underserved and marginalized populations in Kenya and the US. She is also interested in the health of immigrants, refugees, and gender and sexual minorities. Keshet is passionate about social justice and committed to working with communities to develop strategies to improve their health.

  • PhD (University of Pennsylvania)
  • BA (Cambridge University (UK))
Country Affiliations 
  • French
  • Hebrew
Health Topics 
  • Child and Adolescent Health (incl. Pediatrics)
  • Community Health Workers
  • Community-Based Participatory Research
  • COVID-19
  • Digital Media
  • Epidemiology
  • Gender
  • Health Disparities
  • Immigrants and Refugees
  • Implementation Science
  • Maternal Child Health (incl. Reproductive Health)
  • Mental Health
  • Mobile Health (mHealth)
  • Sexuality
  • Sociobehavioral
  • Transgender Health

Ronen K, Grant E, Copley C, Batista T, Guthrie BL. Peer Group Focused eHealth Strategies to Promote HIV Prevention, Testing, and Care Engagement. Curr HIV/AIDS Rep. 2020. doi:10.1007/s11904-020-00527-w

Unger JA, Ronen K, Perrier T, DeRenzi B, Slyker J, Drake AL, Mogaka D, Kinuthia J, John-Stewart G. Short message service communication improves exclusive breastfeeding and early postpartum contraception in a low- to middle-income country setting: a randomised trial. BJOG. 2018 Nov;125(12):1620-1629. doi: 10.1111/1471-0528.15337.

Ronen K, Unger JA, Drake AL, Perrier T, Akinyi P, Osborn L, Matemo D, O'Malley G, Kinuthia J, John-Stewart G. SMS messaging to improve ART adherence: perspectives of pregnant HIV-infected women in Kenya on HIV-related message content. AIDS Care. 2017 Dec 18:1-6. AIDS Care. 2018 Apr;30(4):500-505. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2017.1417971.

Ronen K, McGrath C, Langat A, Kinuthia J, Omolo D, Singa B, Katana A, Nganga L, John-Stewart G. Gaps in adolescent engagement in antenatal care and prevention of mother-to-child transmission services in Kenya. JAIDS 2017; 1;74(1):30-37