Hunter Handsfield, MD

University of Washington
Center for AIDS and STD
1100 Dexter Avenue N, Room 302
Seattle, WA
USA 98109

Biographical Sketch:
Dr. Handsfield is a Senior Research Leader at the Battelle Centers for Public Health and Evaluation and Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of Washington Center for AIDS and STD, Seattle, Washington. He received his medical degree from Columbia University and served his residency training in internal medicine and his fellowship in infectious diseases at the University of Washington. During his 35 year career in research, clinical services and education on sexually transmitted infections, Dr. Handsfield has authored or co-authored over 220 research papers, monographs, reviews, chapters, and a book, Color Atlas and Synopsis of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (McGraw-Hill). He consults frequently on STI/STD prevention with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and twice served CDC as a visiting scientist. Dr. Handsfield’s current research, domestically and in Zimbabwe, emphasizes the translation of research in STI/HIV prevention strategies to programmatic implementation.