Anna Wald

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



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



University of Washington
Box 359928
325 9th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104

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.

Recent Publications (PubMed)

Isoniazid preventive therapy and TB transcriptional signatures in people with HIV.
(2022 May 24)
Valinetz ED, Matemo D, Gersh JK, Joudeh LL, Mendelsohn SC, Scriba TJ, Hatherill M, Kinuthia J, Wald A, Cangelosi GA, Barnabas RV, Hawn TR, Horne DJ

Comparison of herpes simplex virus 1 genomic diversity between adult sexual transmission partners with genital infection.
(2022 May)
PLoS Pathog 18(5): e1010437
Rathbun MM, Shipley MM, Bowen CD, Selke S, Wald A, Johnston C, Szpara ML

T cell receptor sequencing identifies prior SARS-CoV-2 infection and correlates with neutralizing antibodies and disease severity.
(2022 May 23)
JCI Insight 7(10):
Elyanow R, Snyder TM, Dalai SC, Gittelman RM, Boonyaratanakornkit J, Wald A, Selke S, Wener MH, Morishima C, Greninger AL, Gale M Jr, Hsiang TY, Jing L, Holbrook MR, Kaplan IM, Zahid HJ, May DH, Carlson JM, Baldo L, Manley T, Robins HS, Koelle DM

HSV-2-Specific Human Female Reproductive Tract Tissue Resident Memory T Cells Recognize Diverse HSV Antigens.
Front Immunol 13(): 867962
Koelle DM, Dong L, Jing L, Laing KJ, Zhu J, Jin L, Selke S, Wald A, Varon D, Huang ML, Johnston C, Corey L, Posavad CM

Antimicrobial resistance including Extended Spectrum Beta Lactamases (ESBL) among E. coli isolated from kenyan children at hospital discharge.
(2022 Mar)
PLoS Negl Trop Dis 16(3): e0010283
Tornberg-Belanger SN, Rwigi D, Mugo M, Kitheka L, Onamu N, Ounga D, Diakhate MM, Atlas HE, Wald A, McClelland RS, Soge OO, Tickell KD, Kariuki S, Singa BO, Walson JL, Pavlinac PB

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