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Connie L.

Infectious Diseases
Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Allergy & Infectious Diseases
Professor, Department of Global Health
Adjunct Professor, Department of Epidemiology
Director, International Clinical Research Center
Director, Center for AIDS Research
Sites of Practice
Harborview Medical Center

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Connie Celum, MD, MPH, is Professor of Global Health, Medicine, and Epidemiology and Director of the International Clinical Research Center and Center for AIDS Research at the University of Washington.  She is an infectious disease physician, epidemiologist, and clinical investigator. Her research interests focus on HIV prevention strategies, including HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis and prevention and treatment of sexually-transmitted infections.  She co-led the Partners PrEP Study, which demonstrated high efficacy of tenofovir and emtricitabine-tenofovir (FTC-TDF) prophylaxis, which contributed to FDA approval of PrEP for HIV prevention.  She has conducted research on implementation of oral PrEP among young African women, as well as a cross-over study of oral PrEP and dapivirine ring among adolescents and young African women.   She is co-leading a randomized trial of doxycycline post-exposure prophylaxis for STI prevention among men who have sex with men and transgender women, living with HIV or HIV-uninfected and on PrEP, which showed two-thirds reduction in gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis. 

Research Interests

HIV prevention trials and implementation

STI prevention interventions and implementation 

HIV and STI epidemiology

Clinical Interests

  • HSV-2
  • HIV

education & training

B.A., Human Biology, Stanford University

M.D., University of California, San Francisco

M.P.H., University of Washington

Infectious diseases fellowship, University of Washington

Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars fellowship, University of Washington


2011    Distinguished faculty lecture, School of Public Health, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

2011    American Sexually Transmitted Diseases Association (ASTDA) Achievement Award

2011    Time Magazine Top 10 Medical Breakthroughs of 2011

2012    POZ Magazine 100 Leaders in HIV 

2012    Dr. Bob Wood Excellence in HIV Prevention Award

2017 John F. Enders Lecure, IDSA

2021    Honorable Mention, Luminary Leader, Washington Global Health Alliance Global Health Impact Awards