Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

A large variety of pathogens cause sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in humans, which can manifest as genital ulcers, infertility or AIDS, to name a few. Many STDs are caused by chronic viral infections and therefore prevention is currently a major focus for reducing disease prevalence. The prevention strategies of anti-viral prophylaxis, vaccination and public health education have shown some highly promising results on diseases such as HIV, herpes simplex virus 2 and human papillomavirus; including antiretroviral therapy, vaccine clinical trials and condom use. These studies combine a wide range of VIDD disciplines that work together; epidemiology, virology, social science, and statistics.

Faculty

Clinical Assistant Professor, Global Health, University of Washington
Research interests include sexual risk taking, victimization and alcohol/drug abuse among African-American women, HIV prevention for African American and African-born populations and health disparities.
Phone: (206) 667-2074
Fax: (206) 667-6366
Affiliate Professor, Biostatistics, University of Washington
Research focus: Development of statistical methods for analysis of survival and longitudinal data from clinical trials and epidemiological studies.
Phone: (206) 667-7051
Fax: (206) 667-4378
Research Associate Professor, Laboratory Medicine, University of Washington
Graduate Faculty, Laboratory Medicine, University of Washington
Director, Center for AIDS Research Immunology Core, University of Washington
Director for Scientific Affairs, HIV Vaccine Trials Network
Affiliate Professor, Epidemiology and Global Health, University of Washington
The development of an HIV vaccine and its implementation in the developing world.
Phone: (206) 667-7938
Fax: (206) 667-7711
Professor, Medicine, University of Washington
Adjunct Associate Professor, Microbiology, University of Washington
Director, Infectious Diseases Fellowship Training Program, University of Washington
Associate Member, Clinical Research Division
Professor, Laboratory Medicine, University of Washington
Head, Virology Division, University of Washington
Director, Molecular Virology Laboratory, Laboratory Medicine, University of Washington
Research focused on modifying stem cells to be resistant to HIV and using DNA-targeting proteins to attack HIV provirus.
Research Assistant Professor, Global Health, University of Washington
Graduate Faculty, Global Health, University of Washington
Senior Vice President and Director, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division
Professor of Medicine, University of Washington
Adjunct Professor, Pathobiology, Global Health, and Laboratory Medicine, University of Washington
Research centers on developing an HIV vaccine and investigating the complex relationship between HIV and the immune system.
Director of Scientific Development, HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN)
Professor, Laboratory Medicine, University of Washington
Graduate Faculty, Laboratory Medicine, University of Washington
Laboratory diagnosis of viral disease in humans. Natural history and epidemiology of genital herpes and neonatal herpes.
Fax: (206) 667-6366
Research Professor, Biostatistics, University of Washington
Adjunct Research Professor, Global Health, University of Washington
Graduate Faculty, Biostatistics and Global Health, University of Washington
Statistical methods for analyzing infectious disease data
Phone: (206) 667-7788
Fax: (206) 667-4378
Assistant Member, Clinical Research Division
Assistant Professor, Medicine, University of Washington
Study Physician, UW Virology Research Clinic, University of Washington
Interest in describing the quantitative and dynamical features of human pathogens and immune responses. Most of work to-date is on the pathogenesis of HSV-2 infection but also interested in applying models to optimize viral eradication startegies, and to use models to capture kinetic features of the human microbiome.
Professor, Medicine, Laboratory Medicine, and Epidemiology, University of Washington
Graduate Faculty, Medicine, Laboratory Medicine, and Epidemiology, University of Washington
Attending Physician, SCCA Infectious Disease Consulting Service, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Phone: (206) 520-4340
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is a world leader in research to prevent, detect and treat cancer and other life-threatening diseases.