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King Holmes

Professor, Allergy and Infectious Dis.
Professor, Global Health
Adjunct Professor, Epidemiology
Adjunct Professor, Microbiology
Additional Appointments 
Director, Research and Faculty Development, Department of Global Health
PI, Center for AIDS Research, University of Washington - Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
PI, International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH), University of Washington - Unversity of California San Francisco
Director, Center for AIDS and STD, University of Washington
Infectious Disease Section Head, Harborview Medical Center
Member, National Institutes of Health (NIH) Fogarty International Center Council
Member, National Institutes of Health (NIH) Council or Councils

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206-744-3694 (Fax)

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

Biography and Research Interests 

King Holmes is Professor of Global Health and Internal Medicine (Div. of Allergy and Infectious Disease); and Adjunct Professor of Microbiology and Epidemiology at the University of Washington. He is Principle Investigator for the UW/ FHCRC Center for AIDS Research and is also Principal Investigator for the UW/UCSF International Training & Education Center for Health (I-TECH) - one of the largest HIV/AIDS training programs in the world. He also directs the UW Center for AIDS and STD, a WHO Collaborating Center for AIDS & STD.

Dr. Holmes served as the first William H. Foege Chair of Global Health at the University of Washington from 2006 – September 2014. He now serves as the Director of Research and Faculty Development in the Department of Global Health. King Holmes heads the Infectious Diseases Section at Harborview Medical Center.

Dr. Holmes has participated in research on STIs for 50 years with previous or current research in Africa, Latin America, Southeast Asia, and the Western Pacific. He has authored over 750 publications, including 546 peer-reviewed publications, and has edited 30 books, monographs, and journal supplements. He has trained and/or mentored over 130 scientists involved in HIV/STI research and care.

Selected Publications 
• Masur H, Brooks JT, Benson CA, Holmes KK, Pau AK, Kaplan JE. Prevention and treatment of opportunistic infections in HIV-infected adults and adolescents: Updated guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institutes of Health, and HIV Medicine Association of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. Clin Infect Dis 2014 Mar 17.

• 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 2013 Dec 31.

• 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 cross-sectional 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.