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Judd Walson, MD, MPH

  • Associate Professor, Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine
    Adjunct AssociateProfessor, Department of Epidemiology
  • Co-Director, AIDS Associated Infections and Malignancies Scientific Working Group, CFAR
    University of Washington
  • Co-Director, Strategic Analysis, Research and Training Program (START)

Judd Walson, MD, MPH is a faculty member at the University of Washington in the Departments of Global Health, Internal Medicine (Infectious Disease), Pediatrics and Epidemiology. Dr. Walson conducts clinical trials evaluating the treatment and prevention of intestinal worms, malaria and diarrheal disease in delaying HIV progression. He is also conducting a large 5 year study examining the epidemiology of non-typhoidal salmonella as a cause of diarrheal disease and bacteremia among children in Africa.

Dr. Walson has lived and worked in many international settings, including Kenya, Thailand and Nepal. In addition to clinical epidemiology, Dr. Walson is the co-Director of the Strategic Analysis, Research and Training Program (START) at the University of Washington. He also serves as the co-Director of the AIDS Associated Infections and Malignancies Scientific Working Group in the Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) at the University of Washington.

Opportunities to collaborate:

  • Ongoing studies of diarrheal disease in children in Kenya
  • Ongoing studies of the human microbiome and nutrition
  • Ongoing studies of environmental enteropathy in Kenya and Bangladesh

  • Selected Publications

    Walson JL, Sangaré L, Singa BO, et al. Evaluation of impact of long-lasting insecticide-treated bed nets and point-of-use water filters on HIV-1 disease progression in Kenya. AIDS. 2013; 27(9): 1493-501.
    PubMed Abstract

    Walson JL, Singa BO, Sangaré L, et al. Empiric deworming to delay HIV disease progression in adults with HIV who are ineligible for initiation of antiretroviral treatment (the HEAT study): a multi-site, randomised trial. Lancet Infect Dis. 2012; 12(12): 925-32.
    PubMed Abstract

    Talman A, Bolton S, Walson JL. Interactions between HIV/AIDS and the environment: towards a syndemic framework. Am J Public Health. 2013; 103(2): 253-61.
    PubMed Abstract

    Arentz M, Narita M, Sangare L, Kah JF, Low D, Mandaliya K, Amukoye E, Sitienei J, Walson JL. Impact of smear microscopy results and observed therapy on tuberculosis treatment in Mombasa, Kenya. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2011; 15(12): 1656-63.
    PubMed Abstract

    Walson JL, Otieno PA, Mbuchi M, et al. Albendazole treatment of HIV-1 and helminth co-infection: a randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled trial. AIDS. 2008; 22: 1601-9.
    PubMed Abstract

    *Walson JL, Brown ER, Otieno PA, et al. Morbidity among HIV-1-infected mothers in Kenya: prevalence and correlates of illness during 2-year postpartum follow-up. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2007; 46(2): 208-15.
    PubMed Abstract

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