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PhD (University of Hawaii)
MD (Cornell University)
AB (Harvard University)
Global health; internal medicine; infectious diseases with research on HIV/AIDS and STDs; clinical epidemiology; microbiology; clinical trials; HIV/STD prevention research
Center for AIDS Research (UW and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center), Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH), East Africa Diploma Course in Tropical Medicine, International Training & Education Center for Health (I-TECH), Kenya Research and Training Center, PhD in Global Health: Metrics & Implementation Science, Washington Global Health Alliance (WGHA), National Institutes of Health (NIH), UW Center for AIDS and STD
Dr. Holmes, Director of Research and Faculty Development in the Department of Global Health, is the Director of the University of Washington Center for AIDS and STDs (a WHO Collaborating Center), and Principle Investigator for the NIH-funded UW/Fred Hutch Center for AIDS Research, which has over 550 members, including faculty, research scientists, and pre- and post-doctoral fellows. He is also PI for the UW International Training and Education Center on Health (I-TECH), with HIV-related programs in 20 countries throughout the world.
Dr. Holmes has participated in research on STIs for over 50 years and in research, training, and technical assistance on HIV/AIDS and other STIs in Africa, Latin America, SE Asia, and the Western Pacific for over 30 years. He has participated in the design and conduct of 40 randomized controlled trials of STI treatment and prevention. His research has addressed the clinical epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of bacterial, viral, and other STIs and STI-related clinical syndromes. He has trained and/or mentored over 150 scientists involved in HIV/STI research and care in the U.S. and other countries throughout the world. In 2013, Dr. Holmes was a winner of the Canada Gairdner Global Health Award for his global scientific contributions to the field of sexually transmitted diseases and their effective treatment and prevention, and was also awarded the IDSA Alexander Fleming Lifetime Achievement Award.
Drain PK, Robine M, Holmes KK, Bassett IV. Trail watch: Global migration of clinical trials. Nat Rev Drug Discov 2014 Feb 28;13(3):166-7. doi: 10.1038/nrd4260.
Kurth AE, Spielberg F, Cleland CM, Lambdin B, Bangsberg DR, Frick PA, Severynen AO, Clausen M, Norman RG, Lockhart D, Simoni JM, Holmes KK. Computerized counseling reduces HIV-1 viral load and sexual transmission risk: Findings from a randomized controlled trial. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2014 Apr 15;65(5):611-20.
Cárcamo CP, Campos PE, García PJ, Hughes JP, Garnett GP, Holmes KK, for the Peru PREVEN study team. Prevalences of sexually transmitted infections in young adults and female sex workers in Peru: a national population-based survey. Lancet Infect Dis 2012 Oct;12:765-73.
García PJ, Holmes KK, Cárcamo CP, Garnett GP, Hughes JP, Campos PE, Whittington WL; Peru PREVEN Study Team. Prevention of sexually transmitted infections in urban communities (Peru PREVEN): a multicomponent community-randomised controlled trial. Lancet 2012 Mar;379:1120-8.