Matthew R. Golden, MD
Department of Medicine, Division of Allergy & Infectious Diseases
Adjunct Professor
Department of Epidemiology
Director, Public Health Seattle King County STD Control Program
Director, UW Public Health Capacity Building Center
Sites of Practice: 
Harborview Medical Center

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.

Outstanding Resident of the Year, UW
American Sexually Transmitted Diseases Young Investigator Award
Outstanding Investigator Award, Western Society for Clinical Investigation
Department of Medicine Mentorship Award
(206) 744-6829
Mailing Address: 

325 9th Ave

Box 359777

Seattle, WA 98104

Research & Clinical Interests
Research Interests: 
  • HIV/STD prevention
  • Epidemiology of HIV/STD


Clinical Interests: 
  • HIV and STD
  • Care of underserved populations

Golden MR, Kerani RP, Stenger M, Hughes JP, Aubin M, Malinski C, Holmes KK. Uptake and Population-Level Impact of Expedited Partner Therapy (EPT) on Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae: The Washington State Community-level Randomized Trial of EPT. PLoS Medicine. 2015;12:e1001777.
• PubMed Abstract

Khosropour CM, Dombrowski JC, Barbee LA, Manhart LE, Golden MR. Comparing azithromycin and doxycycline for the treatment of rectal chlamydial infection: a retrospective cohort study. Sex Transm Dis, 2014; 41:79-85.
• PubMed Abstract

Buskin SE, Kent JB, Dombrowski JC, Golden MR. Migration Distorts Surveillance Estimates of Engagement in Care: Results of Public Health Investigations of Persons Who Appear to be Out of HIV Care. Sex Transm Dis. 2014; 41(1):35-40
• PubMed Abstract

Khosropour CM, Capizzi JD, Schafer SD, Kent JB, Dombrowski JC, Golden MR. Lack of association between azithromycin and death from cardiovascular causes. N Engl J Med. 2014 May 15; 370(20):1961-2
• PubMed Abstract

Dombrowski JC, Buskin SE, Bennett A, Thiede H, Golden MR. Use of Multiple Population-Based Data Sources and Individual Case Investigation to Refine Estimates of the HIV Care Cascade. JAIDS. 2014; 67:323-30.
• PubMed Abstract

Barbee LA, Kerani RP, Dombrowski JC, Soge OO, Golden MR. A Retrospective Comparative Study of Two-Drug Oral and Intramuscular Cephalosporin Treatment Regimens for Pharyngeal Gonorrhea. Clin Infect Dis. 2013; 56:1539-45. 
 PubMed Abstract