Tracy E. Irwin, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Washington

Dr. Tracy Irwin is a board-certified obstetrician gynecologist and an associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology in the University of Washington School of Medicine, where she see patients and educates residents and students in women’s health and global health.

From 2006 to 2014, Dr. Irwin served on the faculty of the UIC College of Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, where she co-directed a two-year global women's health fellowship program.

In her clinical practice, Dr. Irwin takes care of obstetrical patients as well as women with complex gynecologic conditions. Her career has focused on women’s health in under-served and global communities. She has provided medical care to women on projects in Guatemala, Bolivia, Senegal, Kenya, Guyana, and Bangladesh.

She works on women’s health and curriculum development for Peacecare, a nonprofit organization that works with the U.S. Peace Corps to positively impact global health disparities. Since 2011, she has worked for Peacecare in the Kedougou Region of rural Senegal to provide education and implementation of visual inspection with acetic acid (VIA) and cryotherapy for cervical cancer prevention services. Since 2011, her role has involved adaptation and implementation of educational materials and training midwives and clinicians to perform VIA and cryotherapy.

Dr. Irwin received her undergraduate degree summa cum laude in biology from Emory University in 1997. She received her M.D. and M.P.H. degree from Northwestern University Medical School in 2001 and completed her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Magee-Womens Hospital in 2005.

Recent and Noteworthy Publications

Demment MM, Peters K, Dykens JA, Dozier A, Nawaz H, McIntosh S, et al. Developing the evidence base to inform best practice: a scoping study of breast and cervical cancer reviews in low- and middle-income countries. PLoS One. 2015 Sep 1;10(9):e0134618.[See abstract.]

Young MR, Bailey RC, Odoyo-June E, Irwin TE, Obiero W, Ongong'a DO, et al. Safety of over twelve hundred infant male circumcisions using the Mogen clamp in Kenya. PLoS One. 2012;7(10):e47395.[See abstract.]

Young MR, Odoyo-June E, Nordstrom SK, Irwin TE, Ongong'a DO, Ochomo B, et al. Factors associated with uptake of infant male circumcision for HIV prevention in western Kenya. Pediatrics. 2012 Jul;130(1):e175-82.[See abstract.]