School of Public Health

Wald, Anna

Anna Wald

Professor, Medicine - Allergy and Infectious Dis.
Professor, Epidemiology
Professor, Laboratory Medicine

Head of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Division, School of Medicine, University of Washington


MD Medicine, Mt Sinai School of Medicine, 1985
MPH Epidemiology, University of Washington, 1994
BA Comparative Religion, Wesleyan University, 1979

Contact Info

University of Washington
Box 359928
325 9th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104
Tel: 206-520-4340


Research Interests

Dr. Wald's current research centers on the epidemiology and natural history of chronic viral infections in immunocompetent and immunocompromised hosts. She is also working on clinical trials of antiviral therapeutics and prophylactic and therapeutic vaccines for viral pathogens. Other ongoing studies address the interaction between sexually transmitted infections and microbiome.


In The News

Is there a cure for herpes? Nope, and there may never be one
Men's Health, 09/28/2018

Years before heading offshore, herpes researcher experimented on people in U.S.
The Washington Post, 11/29/2017

UW study questions standard herpes test
SeattlePI, 08/29/2017