Gillian is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute.
She received her PhD in Epidemiology at the University of Washington, where her interests were in global perinatal and pediatric epidemiology in resource-limited settings. For her dissertation, Gillian is working with Dr. Grace John-Stewart and Dr. Judd Walson on a study to determine the relationship between maternal HIV infection and neonatal sepsis and adverse neonatal outcomes in Western Kenya.
In addition to clinical epidemiology, Gillian has conducted numerous applied analyses and reviews to inform strategy and research priorities in perinatal and pediatric health for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the World Health Organization, on topics including immunization in pregnancy and birth outcomes, prevention of severe maternal, fetal and newborn infections, and pediatric diarrhea.
Gillian has worked on clinical epidemiology studies of HIV and pediatric infectious disease, including diarrhea, enteric illness and malnutrition in Kenya and Bangladesh since 2011. Before coming to UW, she contributed to child nutrition evaluations and adolescent health education projects in Burmese refugee camps in Thailand and in rural South India. Gillian has a Masters of Public Health in Population and Family Health from the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University and a BA from the University of Washington.