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)

Comparison of bivalent and monovalent SARS-CoV-2 variant vaccines: the phase 2 randomized open-label COVAIL trial.
(2023 Sep)
Nat Med 29(9): 2334-2346
Branche AR, Rouphael NG, Diemert DJ, Falsey AR, Losada C, Baden LR, Frey SE, Whitaker JA, Little SJ, Anderson EJ, Walter EB, Novak RM, Rupp R, Jackson LA, Babu TM, Kottkamp AC, Luetkemeyer AF, Immergluck LC, Presti RM, Bäcker M, Winokur PL, Mahgoub SM, Goepfert PA, Fusco DN, Malkin E, Bethony JM, Walsh EE, Graciaa DS, Samaha H, Sherman AC, Walsh SR, Abate G, Oikonomopoulou Z, El Sahly HM, Martin TCS, Kamidani S, Smith MJ, Ladner BG, Porterfield L, Dunstan M, Wald A, Davis T, Atmar RL, Mulligan MJ, Lyke KE, Posavad CM, Meagher MA, Stephens DS, Neuzil KM, Abebe K, Hill H, Albert J, Telu K, Mu J, Lewis TC, Giebeig LA, Eaton A, Netzl A, Wilks SH, Türeli S, Makhene M, Crandon S, Montefiori DC, Makowski M, Smith DJ, Nayak SU, Roberts PC, Beigel JH, COVAIL Study Group

Increased frequency and quantity of mucosal and plasma cytomegalovirus replication among Ugandan Adults Living with HIV.
PLoS One 18(8): e0287516
McClymont E, Bone J, Orem J, Okuku F, Kalinaki M, Saracino M, Huang ML, Selke S, Wald A, Corey L, Casper C, Boucoiran I, Johnston C, Gantt S

Prior Herpes Simplex Virus Infection and the Risk of Herpes Zoster.
(2023 Jul 6)
J Infect Dis
Harbecke R, Oxman MN, Selke S, Ashbaugh ME, Lan KF, Koelle DM, Wald A

"I was just concerned about getting pregnant": Attitudes toward pregnancy and contraceptive use among adolescent girls and young women in Thika, Kenya.
(2023 Jul 4)
BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 23(1): 493
Daniel AK, Casmir E, Oluoch L, Micheni M, Kiptinness C, Wald A, Mugo NR, Roxby AC, Ngure K

Health equity necessitates the inclusion of gender identity data in COVID-19 clinical trials.
(2023 Sep)
Ann Epidemiol 85(): 3-5
Babu TM, Wald A, Restar AJ

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