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Christine M.

Infectious Diseases
Associate Professor Department of Medicine, Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Adjunct Associate Professor, Virology Division, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Research Affiliate, Vaccine and Infectious Diseases Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center
Attending Physician, Harborview Medical Center
Associate Program Director, University of Washington Infectious Diseases Training Program
Medical Director, University of Washington STD Prevention Training Center
Sites of Practice
Harborview Medical Center


Dr. Christine Johnston is an Associate Professor in the Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine at University of Washington.  She is an infectious diseases physician who performs clinical studies of herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection focusing on the intersection between viral pathogenesis and host immune responses, with the ultimate goal of developing successful vaccines and medications to prevent and treat HSV infections.  She is also the Medical Director of the University of Washington STD Prevention Training Center, which is part of the CDC-funded National Network of STD Clinical Prevention Training Centers (NNPTC).  She has served as the Associate Program Director for the UW ID Fellowship program since 2018. 

Research interests

  • Herpes simplex virus infections, specifically genital tract infections
  • Novel antiviral therapies 
  • Vaccines

Clinical Interests

  • Sexually transmitted infections
  • HIV

Education & Training

BS, Brown University (1995)

MD, University of Minnesota (2001)

Intern and Resident, Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA (2001-2004)

Fellow, Division of Allergy & Infectious Diseases, University of Washington, Seattle, WA (2004-2007)

MPH, University of Washington (2007)