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)

Starting to have sexual intercourse is associated with increases in cervicovaginal immune mediators in young women: a prospective study and meta-analysis.
(2022 Oct 25)
Elife 11():
Hughes SM, Levy CN, Calienes FL, Martinez KA, Selke S, Tapia K, Chohan BH, Oluoch L, Kiptinness C, Wald A, Ghosh M, Hardy L, Ngure K, Mugo NR, Hladik F, Roxby AC

Viral Shedding 1 Year Following First-Episode Genital HSV-1 Infection.
(2022 Nov 1)
JAMA 328(17): 1730-1739
Johnston C, Magaret A, Son H, Stern M, Rathbun M, Renner D, Szpara M, Gunby S, Ott M, Jing L, Campbell VL, Huang ML, Selke S, Jerome KR, Koelle DM, Wald A

CD8+ T cell clonotypes from prior SARS-CoV-2 infection predominate during the cellular immune response to mRNA vaccination.
(2022 Oct 10)
Res Sq
Ford ES, Mayer-Blackwell K, Jing L, Sholukh AM, Germain RS, Bossard EL, Xie H, Pulliam TH, Jani S, Selke S, Burrow CJ, McClurkan CL, Wald A, Holbrook MR, Eaton B, Eudy E, Murphy M, Postnikova E, Robins HS, Elyanow R, Gittelman RM, Ecsedi M, Wilcox E, Chapuis AG, Fiore-Gartland A, Koelle DM

The COVID-19 Pandemic Unmasked the Challenges Faced by Early-Stage Faculty in Infectious Diseases: A Call to Action.
(2022 Sep 22)
Clin Infect Dis
Infectious Diseases Clinical Research Consortium (IDCRC) Mentorship Program Writing Group, Scherer EM, Backer M, Carvajal K, Danziger-Isakov L, Frey S, Howard LM, Huang FS, Kottkamp AC, Reid T, Rodriguez-Barradas MC, Karita HCS, Teoh Z, Wald A, Whitaker J, Wiley Z, Ofotokun I, Edwards KM

Dynamics of SARS-CoV-2 VOC neutralization and novel mAb reveal protection against Omicron.
(2022 Aug 16)
Hao L, Hsiang TY, Dalmat RR, Ireton R, Morton J, Stokes C, Netland J, Hale M, Thouvenel C, Wald A, Franko NM, Huden K, Chu H, Greninger A, Tilles S, Barrett LK, Van Voorhis WC, Munt J, Scobey T, Baric RS, Rawlings D, Pepper M, Drain PK, Gale M

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