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Jeffrey S. Duchin, MD

  • Professor in Medicine, Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
  • Adjunct Professor, School of Public Health and Community Medicine
  • University of Washington
  • Health Officer and Chief, Communicable Disease Epidemiology & Immunization Section, Public Health – Seattle & King Countyy
  • Faculty, Northwest Center for Public Health Practice

Current Research Interests

Surveillance for notifiable conditions; disease control and outbreak response; clinical and public health management of hepatitis C infection; and, bio-emergency (E.g., Ebola, novel/avian influenza, MERS, biological terrorism) preparedness and response. We also administer and manage the child vaccination program in King County, providing vaccine, clinic support and technical oversight to healthcare providers.

Opportunities for projects and/or research include evaluation and/or development of existing or new surveillance systems, analyses of existing communicable disease surveillance databases, evaluation of public health prevention and intervention programs, foodborne enteric diseases, immunization program issues and policy, and training in disease/outbreak investigation.

Selected Publications

Kay M, Zerr DM, Englund JA, Cadwell BL, Kuypers J, Swenson P, Kwan-Gett TS, Bell SL, Duchin JS. Shedding of pandemic (H1N1) 2009 virus among health care personnel, Seattle, Washington, USA. Emerg Infect Dis. 2011; 17(4): 639-44.
PubMed Abstract

Hanson M, Kwan-Gett T, Rietberg K, Ohrt M, Duchin J. Infant pertussis epidemiology and implications regarding tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccination: King County, Washington, 2002 through 2007. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2011; 165(7): 647-52
PubMed Abstract

Falsey RR, Kinzer MH, Hurst S, Kalus A, Pottinger P, Duchin JS, et al. Cutaneous Inoculation of Nontuberculous Mycobacteria During Professional Tattooing: A Case Series and Epidemiologic Study. Clin Infect Dis. 2013 Sep;57(6):e143-7.
PubMed Abstract

Greenfield LS, Page LC, Kay M, Li-Vollmer M, Breuner CC, Duchin JS. Strategies for increasing adolescent immunizations in diverse ethnic communities J Adolesc Health. 2015 May;56(5 Suppl):S47-53. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2014.10.274.
PubMed Abstract

Wendorf K, Kay M, Baliga C, Weissman S, Gluck M, Verma P, D'Angeli M, Swoveland J, Kang M, Eckmann K, Ross A, Duchin J. "Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography-Associated AmpC Escherichia coli." Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2015 Mar 30:1-9.
PubMed Abstract

Munn MS, Duchin JS, Kay M, Pecha M, Thibault CS, Narita M. Analysis of risk factors for tuberculous infection following exposure at a homeless shelter. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2015 May;19(5):570-5
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