• Assistant Professor, Global Health
Melissa Mugambi

Box Box 357965
Seattle, WA
United States

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Melissa Mugambi, MD, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington. Prior to this appointment, she served as a Program Officer and Fellow on the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s Diagnostics Team. Her current research and practice interests focus on designing service delivery models to optimize access to health technologies in antenatal care programs and fostering local health product development efforts through entrepreneurship and training.

  • PhD (Case Western Reserve University)
  • MD (Northwestern University)
  • BS (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Country Affiliations 
  • French
  • Swahili
Health Topics 
  • Community-Based Primary Health Care
  • Delivery Logistics
  • Health Technologies
  • Implementation Science
  • Maternal Child Health (incl. Reproductive Health)

Nganga NN, Dettinger J, Kinuthia J, Baeten J, John-Stewart G, Gómez L, Ochieng B, Marwa M, Mugwanya K, Mugambi M. Prevalence and Correlates of Pregnancy Self-Testing Among Pregnant Women Attending Antenatal Care in Western Kenya.

Mugambi ML, Peter T, F Martins S, Giachetti C. How to implement new diagnostic products in low-resource settings: an end-to-end framework. BMJ Glob Health. 2018;3(6):e000914. Published 2018 Nov 16. doi:10.1136/bmjgh-2018-000914

Begnel, E. R., Escudero, J., Mugambi, M., Mugwanya, K., Kinuthia, J., Beima-Sofie, K., Pintye, J. (2020). High pre-exposure prophylaxis awareness and willingness to pay for pre-exposure prophylaxis among young adults in Western Kenya: results from a population-based survey. International Journal of STD & AIDS. https://doi.org/10.1177/0956462420912141

Mugambi ML, Deo S, Kekitiinwa A, Kiyaga C, Singer ME. Do diagnosis delays impact receipt of test results? Evidence from the HIV early infant diagnosis program in Uganda. PLoS One. 2013;8(11):e78891. PubMed PMID: 24282502; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3837021.