Jeanne Marrazzo, MD, MPH - Infectious Disease, STD/HIV Prevention Epidemiology

Dr. Jeanne Marrazzo reviews medical content for Healthwise, a nonprofit organization with a mission to help people make better health decisions. Dr. Marrazzo is an associate professor of medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Washington in Seattle, and is medical director of the Seattle STD/HIV Prevention and Training Center. She is associate editor of Sexually Transmitted Diseases and is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Infectious Diseases. She has received the Center for AIDS and STD New Investigator Award, the National Institutes of Health Career Development Award, the Lesbian Health Fund Research Award, and the Guardian of Women's Health Award from the Aradia Women's Health Center in Seattle. Dr. Marrazzo is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and of the Infectious Disease Society of America.

Board Certifications

National Board of Medical Examiners—1989
Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine—1992; recertified 2002
Infectious Diseases, American Board of Internal Medicine—1996; recertified 2004

Healthwise Knowledgebase Topics Reviewed

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
Genital Herpes
Genital Warts (HPV)
Bacterial Vaginosis


MD: Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA, 1984
Internship/Residency in Internal Medicine: Yale University of Medicine, New Haven, CT, 1988–1991
Fellow in Infectious Diseases: University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 1992–1995
MPH, Epidemiology: University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 1994
STD/HIV Prevention Epidemiology and Public Health Fellowship: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, 1994–1996

Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 1998–2004
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2004–present

Hospital Affiliations

Medical Director, Seattle STD/HIV Prevention Training Center, Seattle, WA
Primary Care Provider, Harborview Madison HIV Clinic, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA
Attending Physician, Public Health—Seattle and King County Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinic, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA

Professional Affiliations

American College of Physicians
Infectious Disease Society of America
American Sexually Transmitted Diseases Association
Infectious Disease Society of Washington
Infectious Disease Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Selected Publications

  1. Marrazzo JM, Ellen JM, Kent C, Gaydos C, Chapin J, Dunne EF, Rietmeijer CA (2007). Acceptability of urine-based screening of Chlamydia trachomatis to asymptomatic young men and their providers. Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 34(3): 147–153.
  2. Marrazzo JM, Cook RL, Wiesenfeld HC, Murray PJ, Busse B, Meyn L, Krohn M, Hillier SL (2006). Women's satisfaction with an intravaginal Lactobacillus capsule for treatment of bacterial vaginosis. Journal of Women's Health, 15(9): 1053–1060.
  3. Marrazzo JM, Wiesenfeld HC, Murray PJ, Busse B, Meyn L, Krohn M, Hillier SL (2006). Risk factors for cervicitis among women with bacterial vaginosis. Journal of Infectious Diseases, 193(5): 617–624.
  4. Fredricks DN, Fiedler, TL, Marrazzo JM (2005). Molecular identification of bacteria associated with bacterial vaginosis. New England Journal of Medicine, 353(18): 1899–1911.

Financial Disclosure

Consultant: TherRx Pharmaceuticals; Bradley Pharmaceuticals; Anacor Pharmaceuticals.

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