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)

Tissue-Resident-Memory CD8+ T Cells Bridge Innate Immune Responses in Neighboring Epithelial Cells to Control Human Genital Herpes.
Front Immunol 12(): 735643
Peng T, Phasouk K, Sodroski CN, Sun S, Hwangbo Y, Layton ED, Jin L, Klock A, Diem K, Magaret AS, Jing L, Laing K, Li A, Huang ML, Mertens M, Johnston C, Jerome KR, Koelle DM, Wald A, Knipe DM, Corey L, Zhu J

Self-collection of capillary blood using Tasso-SST devices for Anti-SARS-CoV-2 IgG antibody testing.
PLoS One 16(9): e0255841
Hendelman T, Chaudhary A, LeClair AC, van Leuven K, Chee J, Fink SL, Welch EJ, Berthier E, Quist BA, Wald A, Wener MH, Hoofnagle AN, Morishima C

Distinct populations of antigen-specific tissue-resident CD8+ T cells in human cervix mucosa.
(2021 Aug 9)
JCI Insight 6(15):
Peng T, Phasouk K, Bossard E, Klock A, Jin L, Laing KJ, Johnston C, Williams NA, Czartoski JL, Varon D, Long AN, Bielas JH, Snyder TM, Robins H, Koelle DM, McElrath MJ, Wald A, Corey L, Zhu J

Examining the dynamics of Epstein-Barr virus shedding in the tonsils and the impact of HIV-1 coinfection on daily saliva viral loads.
(2021 Jun)
PLoS Comput Biol 17(6): e1009072
Byrne CM, Johnston C, Orem J, Okuku F, Huang ML, Rahman H, Wald A, Corey L, Schiffer JT, Casper C, Coombs D, Gantt S

T-cell receptor sequencing identifies prior SARS-CoV-2 infection and correlates with neutralizing antibody titers and disease severity.
(2021 Mar 22)
Elyanow R, Snyder TM, Dalai SC, Gittelman RM, Boonyaratanakornkit J, Wald A, Selke S, Wener MH, Morishima C, Greninger AL, Holbrook MR, Kaplan IM, Zahid HJ, Carlson JM, Baldo L, Manley T, Robins HS, Koelle DM

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