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Sierra L. Washington, M.D.

Dr. Sierra L. Washington

Professional Interests

Dr. Sierra Washington obtained her undergraduate degree from Stanford University and obtained her Medical Degree from Harvard Medical School. She them obtained a Masters of Science in Public Health from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Women’s Health at University of San Francisco in 2009. She has extensive experience working in HIV and Reproductive Health in Zambia, Cameroon, and Kenya. In 2009 she joined Indiana University School of Medicine as the Director of International Programs for the department of OBGYN. She held a joint appointment with AMPATH-USAID Kenya as The Co-Field Director for Reproductive Health. While in Kenya she developed and directed the Global Health Track for OBGYN residents in Indiana, and Co-Directed programs in Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV, Cervical Cancer Screening, and Family Planning. Dr. Washington joined Montefiore and Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Department of OBGYN in the division of Family Planning and Global Health in 2012. Most recently Dr. Washington joined the Rwanda Human Resources for Health (HRH) program as a specialist in Obstetrics and Gynecology.


Selected Publications

Ouma MN, Chemwolo BT, Pastakia S, Christoffersen-Deb A, Washington S. Pilot Study of Single Use Obstetric Emergency Medical kits to reduce maternal Mortality. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2012 Oct; 119(1):49-52.

Turan JM, Steinfeld RL, Onono M, Bukusi EA, Woods M, Shade SB, Washington S, Marima R, Penner J, Ackers ML, Mbori-Ngacha D, Cohen CR. The Study of HIV and Antenatal Catr Integration in Pregnancy in Kenya: Design, Methods and Baseline Results of a Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial. PLoS One. 2012;7(9):e44181.

Washington S, Caughey AB, Cheng Y, Bryant A. Racial/ethnic differences in indication for primary cesarean delivery at term: experience at one U.S. institution. Birth. 2012 June; 39(2):128–134.

Vo B, Cohen CR, Washington S, Smith R, Bukusi E, Onono M, Doolan K, Turan J, Patient Satisfaction with Integrated HIV and Antenatal Care Services in Rural Kenya. AIDS Care. AIDS Care. 2012 Feb 1.

Washington S, Chirchir A. Opt Out Family Planning Counseling as Part of Routine HIV Care Contraception 2011 Sept; 84(3):326-327

Cohan D, Gomez E, Greenberg M, Washington S, Charlebois ED. Patient perspectives with abbreviated versus standard pre-test HIV counseling in the prenatal setting: a randomized-controlled, non-inferiority trial. PLoS One 2009; 4(4):e5166.

Bryant AS Washington S, Kuppermann M, Cheng YW, Caughey AB. Sep;23(5):454-62. PPE. Quality and equality in obstetric care: racial and ethnic differences in caesarean section delivery rates. Paediatric Perinatal Epidemiology 2009 Sept; 23(5):454-62. 

Cantrell RA, Sinkala M, Megazinni K, Lawson-Marriott S, Washington S, Chi BH, et al. A pilot study of food supplementation to improve adherence to antiretroviral therapy among food-insecure adults in Lusaka, Zambia. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 2008 Oct; 49(2):190-195.


More Information About Dr. Sierra Washington

Family Planning and Global Women's Health

Human Resources For Health Program

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