Ruanne V. Barnabas

Appointments and Affiliations

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division
Affiliate Investigator
University of Washington
Schools of Global Health and Medicine
Department of Global Health, Joint in the Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Acting Clinical Instructor, Appointed: 2010

Mailing Address

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
P.O. Box 19024

Seattle, WA 98109-1024
United States


Phone: (206) 667-2607
Fax: (206) 667-7111


Ph.D., University of Oxford, Clinical Medicine (Epi),  2005.
M.Sc., University of Oxford, Epidemiology, Evolution and Control of Infectious Disease, 2000.
B.M.B.S, University of Cape Town, 1997.
I.B., Lester B Pearson United World College of the Pacific, Victoria, Canada, 1991

Research Interests

Ninety percent of my time is spent in research on HIV treatment and prevention in sub-Saharan Africa. Ten percent of my time is spent attending on the HIV inpatient and at the HIV outpatient services at Harborview Medical Center.

Additional Experience

  • Infectious Disease Fellow, Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, University of Washington, July 2009 - August 2010
  • Post-doctoral Research Fellow, HIV Vaccines Trials Network, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, July 2006 – June 2009
  • Research Fellow, Cancer Epidemiology Unit, University of Oxford, February – June 2006


Infectious Diseases Society of America

Honors and Awards

NIH Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) New Investigator Award, February 2012-present
NIH KL2 Scholar Award, July 2010-June 2014
Oxford Nuffield Medical Fellow, February 2003-January 2006

Current License(s) to Practice

Physician And Surgeon Teaching Research License: Washington State; 08/17/10 to 09/01/2012
Independent Practitioner: South Africa; 01/01/99 to 03/31/12
General Practitioner: United Kingdom; 2006 to 2010

Editorial Positions

Public Library of Science One (PLoS ONE): Editorial Board, 2011 – present
Science Translational Medicine: Associate Scientific Advisors, 2012 - present


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