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)

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Omicron Subvariant Neutralization Following a Primary Vaccine Series of NVX-CoV2373 and BNT162b2 Monovalent Booster Vaccine.
(2024 Feb)
Open Forum Infect Dis 11(2): ofad673
Babu TM, Shen X, McClelland RS, Wang Z, Selke S, Wilkens C, Hauge KA, McClurkan CL, Goecker E, Laing KJ, Koelle DM, Greninger AL, Nussenzweig MC, Montefiori DC, Corey L, Wald A

Repeated mRNA vaccination sequentially boosts SARS-CoV-2-specific CD8(+) T cells in persons with previous COVID-19.
(2024 Jan)
Nat Immunol 25(1): 166-177
Ford ES, Mayer-Blackwell K, Jing L, Laing KJ, Sholukh AM, St Germain R, Bossard EL, Xie H, Pulliam TH, Jani S, Selke S, Burrow CJ, McClurkan CL, Wald A, Greninger AL, 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

Longitudinal assessment of bacterial vaginosis prior to and during incident pregnancy: an observational study in Kenyan adolescent girls and young women.
(2023 Oct 9)
BMJ Open 13(10): e071746
Oluoch L, Tapia K, Kiptinness C, Casmir E, Maina SG, Makena L, Selke S, Wang M, Chohan B, Sycuro L, Wald A, Ngure K, Mugo N, Roxby A

Ancillary Care Obligations of Clinical Trial Investigators in the COVID-19 Pandemic.
(2023 Oct)
Am J Bioeth 23(10): 123-125
Babu TM, Wald A

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

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