Lisa Abuogi, MD, MS
Associate Professor, Pediatrics-Infectious Diseases

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of Colorado Denver Health Sciences Center (2004)
Graduate School :
  • MSc, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (2014)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, University of Colorado - Boulder (CO) (1997)
Internship:
  • University of California (San Francisco) Program (2006)
Residency:
  • University of California (San Francisco) Program, Pediatrics (2008)
Fellowships:
  • University of California (San Francisco) Program, Global Health (2009)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Infectious Diseases

Recognition & Awards

  • University of Colorado Graduate School Faculty Sponsor Award, University of Colorado (2018)
  • University of Colorado Graduate School Facault Sponsor Award, University of Colorado (2017)

Research Interests

My primary research interests are focused on pediatric HIV and prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV. In particular, my work includes implementation science to improve HIV service delivery, especially PMTCT.

Publications

  • Hampanda K, Pelowich K, Chi BH, Darbes LA, Turan JM, Mutale W, Abuogi L. A Systematic Review of Behavioral Couples-Based Interventions Targeting Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission in Low- and Middle-Income Countries. AIDS Behav. 2021 Aug 20. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 34415489
  • Hampanda K, Matenga TFL, Nkwemu S, Shankalala P, Chi BH, Darbes LA, Turan JM, Mutale W, Bull S, Abuogi L. Designing a couple-based relationship strengthening and health enhancing intervention for pregnant women living with HIV and their male partners in Zambia: Interview findings from the target community. Soc Sci Med. 2021 Aug;283:114029. PubMed PMID: 34242890
  • Iyun V, Technau KG, Vinikoor M, Yotebieng M, Vreeman R, Abuogi L, Desmonde S, Edmonds A, Amorissani-Folquet M, Davies MA. Variations in the characteristics and outcomes of children living with HIV following universal ART in sub-Saharan Africa (2006-17): a retrospective cohort study. Lancet HIV. 2021 Jun;8(6):e353-e362. PubMed PMID: 33932330
  • Okoko N, Mocello AR, Kadima J, Kulzer J, Nyanaro G, Blat C, Guzé M, Bukusi EA, Cohen CR, Abuogi L, Shade SB. Improvements in pediatric and adolescent HIV testing and identification in western Kenya under the Accelerating Children's HIV/AIDS Treatment initiative. AIDS Care. 2021 Apr 5;:1-13. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33813954
  • Barr EA, Raybin JL, Dunlevy H, Abuogi L, Jones J. Transition From Pediatric and Adolescent HIV Care to Adult HIV Care and the Patient-Provider Relationship: A Qualitative Metasynthesis. J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care. 2021 Mar 2. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33654006
  • Graff K, Smith C, Silveira L, Jung S, Curran-Hays S, Jarjour J, Carpenter L, Pickard K, Mattiucci M, Fresia J, McFarland EJ, Dominguez SR, Abuogi L. Risk Factors for Severe COVID-19 in Children. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2021 Apr 1;40(4):e137-e145. PubMed PMID: 33538539
  • Bulterys MA, Oyaro P, Brown E, Yongo N, Karauki E, Wagude J, Kingwara L, Bowen N, Njogo S, Wagner AD, Mukui I, Oluoch F, Abuogi L, Patel R, Sharma M. Costs of Point-of-Care Viral Load Testing for Adults and Children Living with HIV in Kenya. Diagnostics (Basel). 2021 Jan 19;11(1). PubMed PMID: 33477850
  • Onono M, Odwar T, Wahome S, Helova A, Bukusi EA, Hampanda K, Turan J, Abuogi L. Behavioral Interventions can Mitigate Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes Among Women Conceiving on ART and Those Initiated on ART During Pregnancy: Findings From the MOTIVATE Trial in Southwestern Kenya. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2021 Jan 1;86(1):46-55. PubMed PMID: 33306563
  • Hampanda K, Helova A, Odwar T, Odeny T, Onono M, Bukusi E, Turan J, Abuogi L. Male partner involvement and successful completion of the prevention of mother-to-child transmission continuum of care in Kenya. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2021 Mar;152(3):409-415. PubMed PMID: 33108671
  • Abuogi LL, Castillo-Macilla J, Hampanda K, Owuor K, Odwar T, Onono M, Bukusi EA, Helova A, Turan JM, Anderson P. Tenofovir Diphosphate in Dried Blood Spots in pregnant and postpartum women with HIV in Kenya: a novel approach to measuring peripartum adherence. Under revision JAIDS.
  • 37. Abuogi LL, Onono M, Odeny TA, Owuor K, Helova A, Hampanda K, Odwar T, Onyango D, McClure LA, Bukusi EA, Turan JM. Effects of behavioral interventions on postpartum retention and adherence among women with HIV on lifelong ART: the results of a cluster randomized trial in Kenya (the MOTIVATE trial). Under revision JIAS
  • Patel RC, Oyaro P, Odeny B, Mukui I, Thomas KK, Sharma M, Wagude J, Kinywa E, Oluoch F, Odhiambo F, Oyaro B, John-Stewart GC, Abuogi LL. Optimizing viral load suppression in Kenyan children on antiretroviral therapy (Opt4Kids). Contemp Clin Trials Commun. 2020 Dec;20:100673. PubMed PMID: 33195874
  • Hampanda K, Helova A, Odwar T, Odeny T, Onono M, Bukusi E, Turan J, Abuogi L. Male partner involvement and successful completion of the prevention of mother-to-child transmission continuum of care in Kenya. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2020 Oct 27. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33108671
  • Kociolek LK, Muller WJ, Yee R, Dien Bard J, Brown CA, Revell P, Wardell H, Savage TJ, Jung S, Dominguez S, Parikh BA, Jerris RC, Kehl SC, Campigotto A, Bender JM, Zheng X, Muscat E, Linam M, Abuogi L, Smith C, Graff K, Hernandez-Leyva A, Williams D, Pollock NR. Comparison of upper respiratory viral load distributions in asymptomatic and symptomatic children diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2 infection in pediatric hospital testing programs. J Clin Microbiol. 2020 Oct 22. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33093026
  • Onono M, Odwar T, Wahome S, Helova A, Bukusi EA, Hampanda K, Turan J, Abuogi L. Behavioral interventions can mitigate adverse pregnancy outcomes among women conceiving on antiretroviral therapy (ART) and those initiated on ART during pregnancy: Findings from the MOTIVATE trial in southwestern Kenya. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2020 Oct 5. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33027156
  • Hampanda KM, Mweemba O, Ahmed Y, Hatcher A, Turan JM, Darbes L, Abuogi LL. Support or control? Qualitative interviews with Zambian women on male partner involvement in HIV care during and after pregnancy. PLoS One. 2020;15(8):e0238097. PubMed PMID: 32853263
  • Okoko N, Kulzer JL, Ohe K, Mburu M, Muttai H, Abuogi LL, Bukusi EA, Cohen CR, Penner J. They are likely to be there: using a family-centered index testing approach to identify children living with HIV in Kenya. Int J STD AIDS. 2020 Oct;31(11):1028-1033. PubMed PMID: 32693739
  • Onono M, Odwar T, Abuogi L, Owuor K, Helova A, Bukusi E, Turan J, Hampanda K. Effects of Depression, Stigma and Intimate Partner Violence on Postpartum Women's Adherence and Engagement in HIV Care in Kenya. AIDS Behav. 2020 Jun;24(6):1807-1815. PubMed PMID: 31813076
  • Abuogi L, Hampanda K, Odwar T, Helova A, Odeny T, Onono M, Bukusi E, Turan J. HIV status disclosure patterns and male partner reactions among pregnant women with HIV on lifelong ART in Western Kenya. AIDS Care. 2020 Jul;32(7):858-868. PubMed PMID: 31488026
  • Hampanda K, Abuogi L, Musoke P, Onono M, Helova A, Bukusi E, Turan J. Development of a Novel Scale to Measure Male Partner Involvement in the Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV in Kenya. AIDS Behav. 2020 Jan;24(1):291-303. PubMed PMID: 31152357
  • Patel RC, Oyaro P, Odeny B, Mukui I, Thomas KK, Sharma M, Wagude J, Kinywa E, Oluoch F, Odhiambo F, Oyaro B, John-Stewart GC, Abuogi LL. Optimizing viral load suppression in Kenyan children on antiretroviral therapy (Opt4Kids). Contemp Clin Trials Commun. 2020 Dec;20:100673. PubMed PMID: 33195874
  • Onono M, Odwar T, Abuogi L, Owuor K, Helova A, Bukusi E, Turan J, Hampanda K. Effects of Depression, Stigma and Intimate Partner Violence on Postpartum Women's Adherence and Engagement in HIV Care in Kenya. AIDS Behav. 2019 Dec 7. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31813076
  • Abuogi L, Hampanda K, Odwar T, Helova A, Odeny T, Onono M, Bukusi E, Turan J. HIV status disclosure patterns and male partner reactions among pregnant women with HIV on lifelong ART in Western Kenya. AIDS Care. 2019 Sep 5;:1-11. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31488026
  • Wanga I, Helova A, Abuogi LL, Bukusi EA, Nalwa W, Akama E, Odeny TA, Turan JM, Onono M. Acceptability of community-based mentor mothers to support HIV-positive pregnant women on antiretroviral treatment in western Kenya: a qualitative study. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2019 Aug 13;19(1):288. PubMed PMID: 31409297
  • Hampanda K, Abuogi L, Musoke P, Onono M, Helova A, Bukusi E, Turan J. Development of a Novel Scale to Measure Male Partner Involvement in the Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV in Kenya. AIDS Behav. 2019 May 31. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31152357
  • Kadima J, Patterson E, Mburu M, Blat C, Nyanduko M, Bukusi EA, Cohen C, Oyaro P, Abuogi L. Adoption of routine virologic testing and predictors of virologic failure among HIV-infected children on antiretroviral treatment in western Kenya. PLoS One. 2018;13(11):e0200242. PubMed PMID: 30412576
  • Akama E, Nimz A, Blat C, Moghadassi M, Oyaro P, Maloba M, Cohen CR, Bukusi EA, Abuogi LL. Retention and viral suppression of newly diagnosed and known HIV positive pregnant women on Option B in Western Kenya. AIDS Care. 2018 Sep 27;:1-7. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30261742
  • Akama E, Mburu M, Mutegi E, Nyanaro G, Otieno JP, Ndolo S, Ochanda B, Ojwang' L, Lewis-Kulzer J, Abuogi L, Oyaro P, Cohen CR, Bukusi EA, Onono M. Impact of a Rapid Results Initiative Approach on Improving Male Partner Involvement in Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV in Western Kenya. AIDS Behav. 2018 Sep;22(9):2956-2965. PubMed PMID: 29948337
  • Odeny TA, Onono M, Owuor K, Helova A, Wanga I, Bukusi EA, Turan JM, Abuogi LL. Maximizing adherence and retention for women living with HIV and their infants in Kenya (MOTIVATE! study): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials. 2018 Jan 29;19(1):77. PubMed PMID: 29378622
  • Musoke P, Gakumo CA, Abuogi LL, Akama E, Bukusi E, Helova A, Nalwa WZ, Onono M, Spangler SA, Wanga I, Turan JM. A Text Messaging Intervention to Support Option B in Kenya: A Qualitative Study. J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care. 2018 Mar - Apr;29(2):287-299. PubMed PMID: 29029867
  • Spangler SA, Abuogi LL, Akama E, Bukusi EA, Helova A, Musoke P, Nalwa WZ, Odeny TA, Onono M, Wanga I, Turan JM. From 'half-dead' to being 'free': resistance to HIV stigma, self-disclosure and support for PMTCT/HIV care among couples living with HIV in Kenya. Cult Health Sex. 2018 May;20(5):489-503. PubMed PMID: 28812457
  • Musoke P, Gakumo CA, Abuogi LL, Akama E, Bukusi E, Helova A, Nalwa WZ, Onono M, Spangler SA, Wanga I, Turan JM. A Text Messaging Intervention to Support Option B in Kenya: A Qualitative Study. J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care. 2017 Oct 3. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29029867
  • Spangler SA, Abuogi LL, Akama E, Bukusi EA, Helova A, Musoke P, Nalwa WZ, Odeny TA, Onono M, Wanga I, Turan JM. From 'half-dead' to being 'free': resistance to HIV stigma, self-disclosure and support for PMTCT/HIV care among couples living with HIV in Kenya. Cult Health Sex. 2017 Aug 16;:1-15. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28812457
  • Hampanda KM, Abuogi LL, Ahmed Y. HIV-Positive Women Taking Lifelong Antiretroviral Therapy Report Better Adherence Than Women Taking Short-Course Prophylaxis During and After Pregnancy Under PMTCT Program Option A in Lusaka, Zambia. Int J MCH AIDS. 2017;6(1):27-35. PubMed PMID: 28798891
  • Hampanda KM, Nimz AM, Abuogi LL. Barriers to uptake of early infant HIV testing in Zambia: the role of intimate partner violence and HIV status disclosure within couples. AIDS Res Ther. 2017 Mar 21;14(1):17. PubMed PMID: 28320431
  • Helova A, Akama E, Bukusi EA, Musoke P, Nalwa WZ, Odeny TA, Onono M, Spangler SA, Turan JM, Wanga I, Abuogi LL. Health facility challenges to the provision of Option B in western Kenya: a qualitative study. Health Policy Plan. 2017 Mar 1;32(2):283-291. PubMed PMID: 28207061
  • Okoko NA, Owuor KO, Kulzer JL, Owino GO, Ogolla IA, Wandera RW, Bukusi EA, Cohen CR, Abuogi LL. Factors associated with mother to child transmission of HIV despite overall low transmission rates in HIV-exposed infants in rural Kenya. Int J STD AIDS. 2017 Oct;28(12):1215-1223. PubMed PMID: 28181860
  • Hampanda KM, Abuogi LL, Ahmed Y. HIV-Positive Women Taking Lifelong Antiretroviral Therapy Report Better Adherence Than Women Taking Short-Course Prophylaxis During and After Pregnancy Under PMTCT Program Option A in Lusaka, Zambia. Int J MCH AIDS. 2017;6(1):27-35. PubMed PMID: 28798891
  • Helova A, Akama E, Bukusi EA, Musoke P, Nalwa WZ, Odeny TA, Onono M, Spangler SA, Turan JM, Wanga I, Abuogi LL. Health facility challenges to the provision of Option B in western Kenya: a qualitative study. Health Policy Plan. 2017 Mar 1;32(2):283-291. PubMed PMID: 28207061
  • Hampanda KM, Nimz AM, Abuogi LL. Barriers to uptake of early infant HIV testing in Zambia: the role of intimate partner violence and HIV status disclosure within couples. AIDS Res Ther. 2017 Mar 21;14(1):17. PubMed PMID: 28320431
  • Okoko NA, Owuor KO, Kulzer JL, Owino GO, Ogolla IA, Wandera RW, Bukusi EA, Cohen CR, Abuogi LL. Factors associated with mother to child transmission of HIV despite overall low transmission rates in HIV-exposed infants in rural Kenya. Int J STD AIDS. 2017 Oct;28(12):1215-1223. PubMed PMID: 28181860
  • Helova A, Akama E, Bukusi EA, Musoke P, Nalwa WZ, Odeny TA, Onono M, Spangler SA, Turan JM, Wanga I, Abuogi LL. Health facility challenges to the provision of Option B in western Kenya: a qualitative study. Health Policy Plan. 2016 Sep 10. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27616306
  • Abuogi LL, Smith C, McFarland EJ. Retention of HIV-Infected Children in the First 12 Months of Anti-Retroviral Therapy and Predictors of Attrition in Resource Limited Settings: A Systematic Review. PLoS One. 2016;11(6):e0156506. PubMed PMID: 27280404
  • Ayieko J, Abuogi L, Simchowitz B, Bukusi EA, Smith AH, Reingold A. Efficacy of isoniazid prophylactic therapy in prevention of tuberculosis in children: a meta-analysis. BMC Infect Dis. 2014 Feb 20;14:91. PubMed PMID: 24555539
  • Ciaranello A, Lu Z, Ayaya S, Losina E, Musick B, Vreeman R, Freedberg KA, Abrams EJ, Dillabaugh L, Doherty K, Ssali J, Yiannoutsos CT, Wools-Kaloustian K. Incidence of World Health Organization stage 3 and 4 events, tuberculosis and mortality in untreated, HIV-infected children enrolling in care before 1 year of age: an IeDEA (International Epidemiologic Databases To Evaluate AIDS) east Africa regional analysis. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2014 Jun;33(6):623-9. PubMed PMID: 24378935
  • Ciaranello A, Lu Z, Ayaya S, Losina E, Musick B, Vreeman R, Freedberg KA, Abrams EJ, Dillabaugh L, Doherty K, Ssali J, Yiannoutsos CT, Wools-Kaloustian K. Incidence of WHO Stage 3 and 4 Events, Tuberculosis, and Mortality in Untreated, HIV-Infected Children Enrolling in Care Before 1 Year of Age: An Iedea (International Epidemiologic Databases To Evaluate AIDS) East Africa Regional Analysis. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2013 Dec 30. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24378935
  • Abuogi LL, Mwachari C, Leslie HH, Shade SB, Otieno J, Yienya N, Sanguli L, Amukoye E, Cohen CR. Impact of expanded antiretroviral use on incidence and prevalence of tuberculosis in children with HIV in Kenya. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2013 Oct;17(10):1291-7. PubMed PMID: 24025380
  • Dillabaugh LL, Lewis Kulzer J, Owuor K, Ndege V, Oyanga A, Ngugi E, Shade SB, Bukusi E, Cohen CR. Towards Elimination of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV: The Impact of a Rapid Results Initiative in Nyanza Province, Kenya. AIDS Res Treat. 2012;2012:602120. PubMed PMID: 22548155
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Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Member
  • International AIDS Society, Member
  • Kenya Paediatric Association, Member

Practice Locations

Children's Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
13123 East 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-777-1234

Children's Hospital Colorado North Campus
469 State Highway 7
Broomfield, CO 80023
720-478-5000

Hospital Affiliation
  • Children's Hospital Colorado

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Pediatrics, Board Certification (2008, 2015)
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Conditions & Treatments
  • Child and Teen Health - Pediatric Diseases and Conditions
  • Child and Teen Health
Clinical Interests
My clinical interests include pediatric HIV, and urgent care/emergency medicine. Global child health, HIV, tuberculosis, prevention of mother to child transmission.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of Colorado Denver Health Sciences Center (2004)
Graduate Schools:
  • MSc, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (2014)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, University of Colorado - Boulder (CO) (1997)
Internships:
  • University of California (San Francisco) Program (2006)
Residency Programs:
  • University of California (San Francisco) Program, Pediatrics (2008)
Fellowships:
  • University of California (San Francisco) Program, Global Health (2009)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Infectious Diseases
Contact Us
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Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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