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Grace John-Stewart
May 2, 2024

Grace John-Stewart receives Distinguished Graduate Mentor Award

Named for the late Graduate School Dean Marsha L. Landolt, this annual award recognizes outstanding mentoring of graduate students by faculty. 
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Congratulations to Dr. Grace John-Stewart, professor of Global Health, Medicine, Epidemiology and Pediatrics on her selection as the 2024 recipient of the Marsha L. Landolt Distinguished Graduate Mentor Award.

The Graduate School, with assistance from the President’s Office, sponsors this annual award in order to recognize outstanding mentoring of graduate students by faculty. The Marsha L. Landolt Distinguished Graduate Mentor Award honors one faculty member each year who exemplifies excellence in graduate education.


Grace John-StewartDr. Grace John-Stewart received her medical degree from the University of Michigan, and her MPH and PhD from the University of Washington. She completed a combined Combined Internal Medicine/Pediatrics residency program at the University of Michigan, AMSA International Health Fellowship in Ibadan, Nigeria and Infectious Disease Fellowship at the University of Washington.

John-Stewart served as a Visiting Research Scientist at the University of Nairobi before joining the faculty at the UW in 1996. 

She has an extensive research portfolio particularly focused on studies of growth, co-infection (herpes viruses, TB), PrEP, ART, and health systems interventions to improve HIV prevention and treatment support in mothers, adolescents, and children. 

John-Stewart is an established leader in the field of global HIV research, having published over 350 peer-reviewed articles. She is the co-director of the UW Global Center for Integrated Health of Women, Adolescents, and Children (Global WACh) and associate director of the UW/Fred Hutch Center for AIDS Research (CFAR).

Notably, John-Stewart is a passionate educator and mentor. In addition to teaching formal coursework and giving numerous lectures locally to internationally, she is equally committed to working with individuals toward their educational or career development goals. She has mentored over 200 School of Medicine and Public Health students, pre-doctoral and post-doctoral trainees and junior faculty and received a K24 Mentorship Award.

John-Stewart was nominated by her colleagues for the Distinguished Graduate Mentor Award in recognition of her outstanding contributions to the UW and her rich legacy of graduate student mentorship.