King. K. Holmes, MD, PhD
Department of Medicine, Division of Allergy & Infectious Diseases
Department of Global Health
Adjunct Professor
Department of Epidemiology
Adjunct Professor
Department of Microbiology
Director of Research & Faculty Development, Department of Global Health
Co-Director, UW/FHCRC Center for AIDS Research
Co-PI, UW/UCSF International Training & Education Center for Health (I-TECH)
Director, UW Center for AIDS & STD

Faculty Information


Dr. Holmes, Director of Research and Faculty Development in the Department of Global Health, is the Director of the University of Washington Center for AIDS and STDs (a WHO Collaborating Center), and Principle Investigator for the NIH-funded UW/Fred Hutch Center for AIDS Research, which has over 550 members, including faculty, research scientists, and pre- and post-doctoral fellows. He is also PI for the UW International Training and Education Center on Health (I-TECH), with HIV-related programs in 20 countries throughout the world.

Dr. Holmes has participated in research on STIs for over 50 years and in research, training, and technical assistance on HIV/AIDS and other STIs in Africa, Latin America, SE Asia, and the Western Pacific for over 30 years. He has participated in the design and conduct of 40 randomized controlled trials of STI treatment and prevention. His research has addressed the clinical epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of bacterial, viral, and other STIs and STI-related clinical syndromes. He has trained and/or mentored over 150 scientists involved in HIV/STI research and care in the U.S. and other countries throughout the world. In 2013, Dr. Holmes was a winner of the Canada Gairdner Global Health Award for his global scientific contributions to the field of sexually transmitted diseases and their effective treatment and prevention, and was also awarded the IDSA Alexander Fleming Lifetime Achievement Award.

Infectious Diseases Society of America, Alexander Fleming Award for Lifetime Achievement
Canada Gairdner Foundation Global Health Award
Washington Global Health Alliance Award for Impact
King K. Holmes Endowed Professorship in STDs & AIDS, University of Washington