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Tao Sheng Kwan-Gett

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Senior Lecturer, Health Services
Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education


MPH   University of Washington, 1998
MD   Harvard University, 1991
AB   Harvard University, 1986   (Engineering)

Contact Info


1107 NE 45th St., Suite 400
Seattle, WA 98105

campus box:   354809
voice:   206-685-1130
fax:   206-616-9415


Tao Sheng Kwan-Gett currently serves as Associate Director of the Executive Master of Public Health Program.  He served as Director of the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice from March 2013 through October 2015. Before that he worked for 6 years as a medical epidemiologist in the communicable disease program at Public Health - Seattle & King County, where he helped oversee the day to day work of the disease investigation team. He also has several years experience working as a primary care pediatrician at Virginia Mason, during which he made annual volunteer trips to the Thai Burma border working with refugees and migrant workers from Burma.

Public health practice; communicable disease epidemiology; health informatics
  • HSERV 517
    Qualitative Research Methods: An Introduction

Bekemeier B, Pantazis A, Yip MP, Kwan-Gett T. Developing the Evidence for Public Health Systems to Battle Vaccine Preventable Disease at the Local Level: Data Challenges and Strategies for Advancing Research. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2017 Mar/Apr;23(2):131-137. doi: 10.1097/PHH.0000000000000411.  PMID: 27798522

Bekemeier B, Yip MP, Dunbar MD, Whitman G, Kwan-Gett T. Local health department food safety and sanitation expenditures and reductions in enteric disease, 2000-2010. Am J Public Health. 2015 Apr;105 Suppl 2:S345-52. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2015.302555. Epub 2015 Feb 17.  PMID: 25689186

Baer A, Libassi L, Lloyd JK, Benoliel E, Brucker R, Jones MQ, Kwan-Gett TS, McKeirnan S, Pecha M, Rietberg K, Serafin L, Walkinshaw LP, Duchin JS. Risk factors for infections in international travelers: An analysis of travel-related notifiable communicable diseases. Travel Med Infect Dis. 2014 Sep-Oct;12(5):525-33. doi: 10.1016/j.tmaid.2014.05.005. Epub 2014 Jun 2.  PMID: 24928710

Kay MK, Koelemay KG, Kwan-Gett TS, Cadwell BL, Duchin JS. 2009 pandemic influenza A vaccination of pregnant women: King County, Washington State, 2009-2010. Am J Prev Med. 2012 Jun;42(6 Suppl 2):S172-9. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2012.04.003.  PMID: 22704434

Kay MK, Koelemay KG, Kwan-Gett TS, Cadwell BL, Duchin JS. 2009 pandemic influenza a vaccination of pregnant women--King County, Washington State, 2009-2010. Am J Public Health. 2012 Jun;102 Suppl 3:S368-74. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2012.300676.  PMID: 22690973