Joanne D. Stekler, MD, MPH
Department of Medicine, Division of Allergy & Infectious Diseases
Adjunct Associate Professor
Department of Epidemiology
Adjunct Associate Professor
Department of Global Health (Pending)
Sites of Practice: 
Harborview Medical Center

Faculty Information


Dr. Stekler is working to expand routine HIV antibody testing and access to pooled HIV nucleic acid amplification testing to diagnose acute HIV infection. She leads several studies investigating novel methods to diagnose acute and early HIV infection; comparisons of rapid HIV tests; and home, self-testing for HIV infection. Her other interests in HIV prevention include HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and use of technology for education and research recruitment. Dr. Stekler started the first community-based PrEP clinic in Seattle in 2013 and is the local site investigator for the NEXT-PrEP Study. Dr. Stekler also works at the University of Washington Primary Infection Clinic within the clinical core of the Seattle Primary Infection Program (SeaPIP), a collaboration of local and national virologists, immunologists, and clinicians. Since 1992, the Primary Infection Clinic has enrolled and followed over 300 persons with acute and early HIV infection. Dr. Stekler's interests include interdisciplinary research to understand factors associated with HIV transmission, consequences of transmitted drug resistance, viral dynamics following HIV acquisition, and clinical outcomes of antiretroviral therapy during primary HIV infection.

Education & Training: 
Duke University School of Medicine
Durham NC
University of Washington
Seattle WA
University of Washington
Seattle WA
Senior Fellowship
University of Washington
Seattle WA
Phi Beta Kappa
Philip and Helen Fialkow Scholar (co-recipient)
HIV/AIDS Service Award