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Matthew Golden, MD

  • Professor, Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
  • University of Washington
  • Director, PHSKC STD Control Program

Dr. Golden is the Director of the Public Health - Seattle & King County HIV/STD Control Program. The primary focus of Dr. Golden's group is on operational research evaluating new public health interventions to control sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV. This work is conducted as a collaboration between UW and Public Health – Seattle & King County (PHSKC), and provides fellows training opportunities that integrate research and public health practice.

Ongoing research projects include evaluations of population-based interventions to improve the HIV care cascade, a study of seroadaptive behaviors among men who have sex with men, and research on new treatments for gonorrhea, and a spectrum of HIV/STD surveillance projects. The group's research is interdisciplinary and seeks to capitalize on the diverse expertise available through the university and PHSKC. Opportunities for fellows with an interest in public health include both long-term research projects, and public health practicums completed as part of the requirements for an MPH degree. In addition, our group has a new CDC grant that provides capacity-building assistance to U.S. health departments and could involve trainees anticipating careers in public health practice.

Selected Publications

Golden MR, Whittington WL, Handsfield HH, et al. Effect of expedited treatment of sex partners on recurrent or persistent gonorrhea or chlamydial infection. N Engl J Med. 2005; 352(7): 676-85.
PubMed Abstract

Dombrowski JC*, Kent JB, Buskin SE, Stekler JD, Golden MR. Population-Based Metrics for the Timing of HIV Diagnosis, Engagement in HIV Care, and Virologic Suppression. AIDS 2011;26:77-86.
PubMed Abstract

Barbee LA, Kerani RP, Dombrowski JC, Soge OO, Golden MR. A Retrospective Comparative Study of Two-Drug Oral and Intramuscular Cephalosporin Treatment Regimens for Pharyngeal Gonorrhea. Clin Infect Dis. 2013;56:1539-45.
PubMed Abstract

Christine M. Khosropour, Julia C. Dombrowski, Lindley A. Barbee, Lisa E. Manhart, Golden MR. Comparing azithromycin and doxycycline for the treatment of rectal chlamydial infection: a retrospective cohort study. Sex Transm Dis 2014; 41:79-85.
PubMed Abstract

Sara Nelson Glick, Golden MR. Early male partnership patterns, social support, and sexual risk behavior among young men who have sex with men. AIDS and Behavior 2013 (epub ahead of print).
• PubMed Abstract

Buskin SE, Kent JB, Dombrowski JC, Golden MR. Migration Distorts Surveillance Estimates of Engagement in Care: Results of Public Health Investigations of Persons Who Appear to be Out of HIV Care. Sex Transm Dis. 2014;41(1):35-40
• PubMed Abstract

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