Matthew R. Golden, MD
Department of Medicine, Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Adjunct Professor
Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington
Director, Public Health Seattle King County STD Control Program

Faculty Information


Dr. Golden is the Director of the Public Health - Seattle & King County HIV/STD Control Program. The primary focus of Dr. Golden's group is on operational research evaluating new public health interventions to control sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV. This work is conducted as a collaboration between UW and Public Health – Seattle & King County (PHSKC), and provides fellows training opportunities that integrate research and public health practice. Dr. Golden is also the principle investigator on a CDC grant to provide capacity-building assistance to U.S. health departments in order to promote high-impact HIV prevention. The grant provides training opportunities for persons interested in careers in HIV/STD related public health practice. Finally, Dr. Golden works on research projects and public health programmatic activities related to HIV partner services in several countries in sub-Saharan Africa.

Ongoing research projects include evaluations of population-based interventions to improve the HIV care cascade, a study of seroadaptive behaviors among men who have sex with men, research on new treatments for gonorrhea, and a spectrum of HIV/STD surveillance projects and program evaluations. The group's research is interdisciplinary and seeks to capitalize on the diverse expertise available through the university and PHSKC. Opportunities for fellows with an interest in public health include both long-term research projects, and public health practicums completed as part of the requirements for an MPH degree.