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Bender Ignacio

Infectious Diseases
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Allergy & Infectious Diseases
Associate in Vaccine & Infectious Disease Division (VIDD), Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Director, AIDS Clinical Trials Unit
Medical Director, COVID-19 Clinical Research Center, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Sites of Practice
Harborview Medical Center
University of Washington Medical Center

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The overall goal of Dr. Bender Ignacio’s research is to understand how immune responses and other infections impact acquisition of HIV and the course of HIV infection.  She is interested in co-infections with HIV, including tuberculosis, hepatitis, and herpesviruses, as well as HIV-associated cancers.

research interests

  • HIV acquisition and HIV cure
  • Role of co-infections in HIV
  • Tuberculosis
  • Immune activation in chronic infections

clinical interests

  • HIV
  • General infectious diseases
  • Solid organ transplant
  • Comprehensive medical care 

education & training

MD in Global Health, University of Washington, School of Medicine, Seattle WA (2004-2008)

MPH in Epidemiology, University of Washington, School of Public Health, Seattle WA (2013-2014)

Residency in Internal Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston MA (2009-2011)

Fellowship in Infectious Diseases, University of Washington, Seattle WA (2012-2015)


Yale Johnson & Johnson Fellowship Recipient (2011)

Winickoff Fellowship for Research in Primary Care, Massachusetts General Hospital (2011)

CROI Young Investigator Award (2015)

CFAR New Investigator Award (2018)

Outstanding Research Mentor of 2019, University of Washington School of Medicine (2019)

UW Global Innovation Fund Award (2019)

Chair of Medicine Award, UW Department of Medicine (2020)