School of Public Health

Baeten, Jared

Jared Baeten

Vice Chair, Global Health
Professor, Epidemiology
Professor, Global Health
Professor, Medicine


MD Medicine, University of Washington, 2003
PhD Epidemiology, University of Washington, 2001
BA Chemistry, Religious Studies, Washington University, 1995

Contact Info

Office Box 359927
Ninth and Jefferson Building 12th Floor
908 Jefferson Street
Box 359927
Seattle, WA 98104
Tel: 206-520-3808

Dr. Baeten's research focuses on the prevention of HIV-1 and other sexually transmitted diseases, including clinical trials of novel prevention interventions, epidemiologic studies of risk factors for HIV-1 transmission, and behavioral, translational, and implementation science research aimed at optimizing prevention delivery. He led the Partners PrEP Study and MTN-020/ASPIRE, randomized clinical trials that demonstrated the efficacy of oral tenofovir-based pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and the dapivirine vaginal ring for protection against HIV-1 acquisition. Current projects include a) a multinational open-label trial of the dapivirine vaginal ring for HIV-1 prevention in women (MTN-025/HOPE, through the NIH Microbicides Trials Network), b) implementation science work to deliver antiretroviral treatment and PrEP for HIV-1 prevention, c) studies exploring use of hormonal contraception as a risk factor for HIV-1 (including co-chairing the ECHO Study), and d) collaborative studies of immunologic and virologic factors that influence HIV-1 transmission.


The UW School of Medicine’s 2015 Alumni Early Achievement Award

Research Interests

HIV/AIDS and other STDs; women; Africa



In The News

Penis microbes linked to increased risk of HIV infection
Scientific American, 07/31/2017

Jared Baeten—aiming to see off HIV
The Lancet, 12/19/2016

Washington Researchers: Vaginal Ring May Be Highly Effective Against HIV
UW School of Public Health News, 07/22/2016