Chair, Global Health
Professor, Global Health
Adjunct Professor, Epidemiology
EducationMD Medicine, Harvard University, 1978
MPH Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, 1989
BA Biochemistry, Slavic Lang & Lit, Princeton University, 1974
UW Dept. of Global Health
1705 NE Pacific St.
Seattle, WA 98195
Judith N. Wasserheit, MD, MPH has worked extensively at the interface of STI and HIV clinical-epidemiological research, programs and policy in the U.S. and globally. Currently Professor and Chair of the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington, she was Chief of the U.S. NIH’s STD Research Branch; Director of the U.S. CDC’s STD Prevention Program, and Director of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. She has worked in Bangladesh, Colombia, Egypt, Indonesia, Kenya, Thailand and Zambia. Her development of the concept of epidemiological synergy between HIV infection and other STDs has had a major influence on HIV prevention policy and programs worldwide.
Dr. Wasserheit has broad experience working with agencies, governments, and colleagues on STD and HIV research, policy and programmatic issues. She is a member of the National Academy of Medicine, the Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars, and the American Epidemiological Society.
Impact of HIV and other STDs on women and adolescents; STD/HIV interactions; HIV vaccine clinical trials; implementation science
In The News
UW SPH Leaders Call for Prison Divestment
UW School of Public Health News, 07/18/2016
Boosting Global Health Partnerships for Chinese Universities
UW School of Public Health News, 04/15/2016
Close Up July 2015: Judith Wasserheit
UW School of Public Health Faculty Profile, 07/02/2015