Dr. Asya Agulnik

Asya Agulnik is an Associate Member at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in the Department of Global Pediatric Medicine, with a joint appointment in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Critical Care. Agulnik is the Director of the St. Jude Global Critical Care Program, Euro Regional Program, and SAFER Ukraine.

Dr. Agulnik obtained her undergraduate degree from Harvard University. She earned a Master of Public Health degree from the University of California, Berkeley and obtained her medical degree from Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Agulnik completed her residency in pediatrics through the Boston Combined Residency Program and pediatric critical care fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Agulnik is a clinician scientist, with clinical expertise in pediatric onco-critical care and research focused on how to implement, scale-up, and sustain interventions to hospital care and outcomes for children with cancer in resource-limited settings. She leads Proyecto EVAT, a quality improvement collaborative in Latin America to support implementation of Pediatric Early Warning Systems (PEWS)—an intervention to improve early identification of clinical deterioration in hospitalized children with cancer. Along with MPI Dr. Virginia McKay at Washington University, Dr. Agulnik was recently awarded a National Cancer Institute R37 to study sustainability of PEWS in resource-limited hospitals.