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Joanne D.

Infectious Diseases
Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Allergy & Infectious Diseases
Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology
Adjunct Professor, Department of Global Health
Medical Director, Seattle's LGBTQ+ Center
Medical Director, POCAAN
Director, UW/Fred Hutch Center for AIDS Research eHealth Scientific Working Group
Sites of Practice
Harborview Medical Center
Seattle's LGBTQ+ Center

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Dr. Stekler began her career working to expand routine HIV antibody testing and access to pooled HIV nucleic acid amplification testing to diagnose acute HIV infection. She has led several studies investigating novel methods to diagnose acute and early HIV infection; comparisons of point-of-care HIV tests; and home, self-testing for HIV infection. Her current work is evaluating the feasibility of implementing point-of-care nucleic acid tests for HIV diagnosis and treatment monitoring in community and clinical sites in Seattle.

Her other interests include HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and use of technology for HIV prevention Dr. Stekler started the first community-based PrEP clinic in Seattle in 2013 and the first telePrEP clinic in 2015. Through collaborations with the Washington State Department of Health and Mountain West AIDS Education and Training Center, she has been working to expand access to PrEP to reduce healthcare disparities among populations disproportionately impacted by HIV. 


research interests

  • HIV prevention, particularly increasing PrEP access among populations disproportionately impacted by HIV, PrEP adherence, and provider education.
  • HIV testing strategies
  • Digital health

clinical interests

  • HIV prevention and care
  • Pre-exposure prophylaxis

education & training

MD, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham NC (1997)

MPH, University of Washington, Seattle WA (2004)

Residency, University of Washington, Seattle WA (1997-2000)

Senior Fellowship, University of Washington, Seattle WA (2002-2005)


Phi Beta Kappa

2012 Philip and Helen Fialkow Scholar 

Award to a junior faculty member in medicine to recognize outstanding achievements in research, teaching, clinical work and academic citizenship.

2013 HIV/AIDS Service Award and Keynote, 10th Annual World AIDS Day Breakfast

Awarded to honor “tireless efforts and visionary leadership in the fight against HIV/AIDS.”

UW School of Medicine Preceptor Award for Service Learning

Award to a preceptor for a significant commitment to community service, service-learning, and advocacy. Awards received in 2017 and 2018.