IDS Program Contacts

Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division

IDS Program Contacts

Celebrate Collaborations, support training, contribute to human health

Mailing Address:

Infectious Disease Sciences, VIDD
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
1100 Fairview Ave. N. (E4-100)
Seattle, WA  98109

Contact Information:

Phone: (206) 667-6702

Over the past three decades, the infectious Disease Sciences (IDS) Program has been the home of many major innovative programs, including projects to study herpesvirus infections, respiratory viruses, invasive fungal disease, the microbiome and its role in human disease, HIV vaccine research, infection-related cancers, and infection control and hospital epidemiology.

Through interdisciplinary collaborations with Seattle Children’s Hospital and the University of Washington, we provide a scientifically rigorous and culturally inclusive training environment geared specifically to foster creative, innovative and collaborative research on infectious diseases in immunocompromised patients, and to develop the next generation of physician and postdoctoral scientists who will use that expertise to advance knowledge and develop future strategies to better prevent, treat and control these infections.


Michael Boeckh
Program Head

Limei Fan
Director, Program Operations

Administration / Operations / Faculty Support

Ashley Sherrid
Technical Editor

Jim Reith
Senior Project Manager
(Regulatory Compliance & Database Management)

Haiyan Ping
Fiscal Manager
(Grants, Contracts & Finance)

Shaila Austria
Project Manager
(Infectious Disease Clinical Services, Personnel & Lab Operations)

Cindy Hirano
IRO Analyst
(IRB & Protocol Coordination)

Angela Mittmann
Project Coordinator
(Event & Symposium Planning, IDS Special Projects)

Yang Yang
Grant & Contract Specialist


Deidre Hill
Executive Assistant to Michael Boeckh

Sue Bartlett
Program Manager
(David Fredricks, MD and Microbiome Research Institute)

Beth Minnich
Administrative Manager
(Larry Corey, MD)

Mary Lamery*
Administrative Specialist
(Keith Jerome, MD, PhD)

Maria Paleologos
Administrative Coordinator (Catherine Liu, MD; Steve Pergam, MD, MPD; IDS Social Media)

Claudia Gasch
Research Program Coordinator
(Joshua Schiffer, MD, MS)

Juyeon Park
Program Assistant
(IDS Administration, Grants & Contracts)

Lynn Wang
Research Study Coordinator
(IRB & Protocol Coordination; UW Virology)

Tamara Schmautz
Virology Administrator
(UW Virology Administration)

* University of Washington employee