University of Washington
Departments of Global Health and Medicine
325 Ninth Ave, Box 359927
Dr. Baeten is an associate professor in the Departments of Global Health and Medicine and an adjunct associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Washington. His research focuses on epidemiologic and biologic risk factors for HIV-1 and other sexually transmitted diseases, and clinical trials of novel interventions for prevention of HIV-1 transmission. He co-chaired the Partners PrEP Study, a phase III, randomized clinical trial among ~4700 HIV-1 uninfected heterosexual men and women in Kenya and Uganda that demonstrated pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) provided protection against HIV-1 acquisition. Linked projects included a large observational study of PrEP adherence and laboratory analyses of innate and adaptive immune responses related to PrEP use. Other current projects include a) a multinational phase III trial of dapivirine vaginal ring for HIV-1 prevention in women (MTN-020/ASPIRE, through the NIH Microbicides Trials Network, for which he serves as protocol chair), b) implementation studies of combination HIV-1 prevention in South Africa and Uganda, c) epidemiologic studies exploring use of hormonal contraception as a risk factor for HIV-1, and d) demonstration projects to deliver antiretroviral treatment and PrEP for HIV-1 prevention in African HIV-1 serodiscordant couples.