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)

Genital Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 Suppression With Valacyclovir Is Not Associated With Changes in Nugent Score or Absolute Abundance of Key Vaginal Bacteria.
(2023 Mar)
Open Forum Infect Dis 10(3): ofad099
Babu TM, Srinivasan S, Magaret A, Proll S, Karita HS, Wallis JM, Selke S, Varon D, Pholsena T, Fredricks D, Marrazzo J, Wald A, Johnston C

Dynamics of SARS-CoV-2 VOC Neutralization and Novel mAb Reveal Protection against Omicron.
(2023 Feb 14)
Viruses 15(2):
Hao L, Hsiang TY, Dalmat RR, Ireton R, Morton JF, Stokes C, Netland J, Hale M, Thouvenel C, Wald A, Franko NM, Huden K, Chu HY, Sigal A, Greninger AL, Tilles S, Barrett LK, Van Voorhis WC, Munt J, Scobey T, Baric RS, Rawlings DJ, Pepper M, Drain PK, Gale M Jr

Adolescent Girls and Young Women in Kenya Demonstrate Rapid STI Incidence Following First Sex: Data From a Longitudinal Cohort.
(2023 Apr)
J Adolesc Health 72(4): 568-574
Wang M, Tapia K, Oluoch LM, Micheni M, Selke S, Kiptinness C, Chohan B, Wald A, Ngure K, Mugo NR, Roxby AC

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

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