Roxanne P. Kerani, PhD, MPH
Research Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine, Division of Allergy & Infectious Diseases
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department of Epidemiology

Faculty Information


Dr. Kerani’s current research is focused on identifying missed opportunties for screening for and treatment of HIV and tuberculosis in the African immigrant and refugee population in the US, and evaluating the extent to which local transmission of HIV is occurring within this population.  Dr. Kerani is affiliated with the HIV/STD Program of Public Health – Seattle and King County, and her research interests also include public health practice regarding HIV and sexually transmitted diseases.

Education & Training: 
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis MN
PhD, Epidemiology
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis MN
Postdoctoral Fellowship
University of Washington
Seattle WA
Fellowship in CDC STD Prevention
University of Washington
Seattle WA
University of Minnesota Graduate School Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship
(206) 744-3644
Mailing Address: 

325 Ninth Ave

Box 359931

Seattle, WA 98104


Golden MR, Kerani RP, Stenger MR, Hughes J, Malinski C, Holmes KK.  Population-Level Effect of Expedited Partner Therapy (EPT) on Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae: The Washington State EPT Trial. PLoS Med. 2015; 12(1):e1001777.
• Plos Medicine

Kerani RP, Stenger MR, Weinstock H, Bernstein K, Reed M, Schumacher C, Samuel MC, Eaglin M, Golden MR. Gonorrhea Treatment Practices in the STD Surveillance Network (SSuN), 2010-2012.Sex Transm Dis. 2015; 42:6-12.
• PubMed Abstract

Blanas DA, Nichols K, Bekele M, Lugg A, Kerani RP, Horowitz CR. HIV/AIDS among African-born residents in the United States. J Immigr Minor Health. 2013;15(4):718-24.
• PubMed Abstract

Kerani RP, Fleming M, DeYoung B, Golden MR. A randomized, controlled trial of inSPOT and patient-delivered partner therapy for gonorrhea and chlamydial infection among men who have sex with men. Sex Transm Dis. 2011; 38(10):941-6. 
• PubMed Abstract

Kerani RP, Kent JB, Sides T, et al. HIV among African-born persons in the United States: A hidden epidemic? J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2008; 49(1):102-6.
• PubMed Abstract

Kerani RP, Handsfield HH, Stenger MS, et al. Rising rates of syphilis in the era of syphilis elimination. Sex Transm Dis. 2007; 34(3):154-61.
• PubMed Abstract