Jeanne Marrazzo is professor of medicine and infectious diseases at the University of Washington in Seattle. She is a scientist and educator with interests in the intersection of infectious diseases and women's health. Her research interests typically involve contributions from the clinic and the laboratory. These currently include "biomedical" interventions to prevent HIV infection and unintended pregnancy in women in sub-Saharan Africa, the human microbiome (namely, bacteria that make us who we are), and challenges in sexual health care of LGBT persons. She directs the Seattle STD/HIV Prevention and Training Center, and actively works with health care providers across the United States—especially the Pacific Northwest and Alaska—to enhance care of persons with or at risk for sexually transmitted infections, including HIV.
Born in Pisa, Italy, Marrazzo obtained her undergraduate degree from Harvard and Radcliffe College and medical degree from Jefferson Medical College. She completed residency and chief residency in internal medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital, having obtained a master's degree in public health in epidemiology at the University of Washington, where she also completed a fellowship in infectious diseases. In 1994, she completed a STD/HIV prevention epidemiology and public health fellowship at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and joined the faculty at the University of Washington two years later. Marrrazzo is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and of the Infectious Disease Society of America. She is immediate past president of the American STD Association and serves on the board of the Guttmacher Institute.