Dr. Wasserheit has worked extensively at the interface of STI and HIV clinical-epidemiological research, programs and policy in the U.S. and globally. Currently Professor and Chair, of the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington, and Co-Director, UW Alliance for Pandemic Preparedness, she is also
a Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology. She was the Founding Chief of the U.S. NIH’s STD Research Branch; Director of the U.S. CDC’s STD/HIV Prevention Program, and Director of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. She has worked in Bangladesh, Colombia, Egypt, Indonesia, Kenya, Thailand and Zambia. Her development of the concept of epidemiological synergy between HIV infection and other STDs has had a major influence on HIV prevention policy and programs worldwide.
Dr. Wasserheit has broad experience working with agencies, governments, and colleagues on STD and HIV research, policy and programmatic issues. She is a member of National Academy of Medicine, the American Epidemiological Society, the Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars, was a London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine’s Heath Clark Endowed Lecturer. Dr. Wasserheit earned her MD from Harvard University, her MPH from Johns Hopkins University, and her BA from Princeton University.