Pamela Kohler

Pamela Kohler, BSN, MPH, PhD, co-directs the UW Center for Global Health Nursing and holds a joint appointment in Psychosocial and Community Health and the Department of Global Health. Dr. Kohler completed her nursing training at Johns Hopkins University, and worked clinically in HIV care and Emergency Departments for seven years. She holds a PhD in Nursing and an MPH from the University of Washington.

For I-TECH, she leads a field epidemiology training program and evaluates STD/HIV treatment and prevention programs and policies in African countries. Dr. Kohler’s research explores social and programmatic barriers to uptake of services along the HIV care continuum, including prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT), referral to and retention in HIV care programs, and access to sex education for pregnancy and STD prevention. She has a particular interest in improving HIV prevention, testing and treatment services for adolescents, and quality improvement of HIV and STI service delivery.

Program Highlights

Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP) in Tanzania
For Tanzania to meet a WHO-specified target of one or more epidemiologists per 200,000 population [1] it will require an additional 250 epidemiologists who are well-trained and geographically distributed in all regions of the country. To help address this gap, I-TECH, in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and ...
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Nursing Efficiency and Task-Sharing in Tanzania
I-TECH Tanzania led the development of the task-sharing policy guidelines for Health Sector Services approved in 2016 as well as the policy’s operational plan. While task-sharing is a widely known HIV service delivery efficiency strategy, still there is continues gaps between national strategies and actual implementation at the site-level [1,2] ...
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