Tao Sheng Kwan-Gett

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

Education

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

Contact Info

email:   kwangett@uw.edu

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

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

About

Tao Sheng Kwan-Gett became Director of the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice in March 2013. 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



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 Jun 2. pii: S1477-8939(14)00113-6. doi: 10.1016/j.tmaid.2014.05.005. [Epub ahead of print]  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
  

Hanson MP, Kwan-Gett TS, Baer A, Rietberg K, Ohrt M, Duchin JS. Infant pertussis epidemiology and implications for tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccination: King County, Washington, 2002 through 2007. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2011 Jul;165(7):647-52.  PMID: 21727277
  

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 Apr;17(4):639-44.  PMID: 21470453
  

DOH Evaluation - Infrastructure
Washington State Department of Health (DOH)
PI:   Kwan-Gett           Dates:    9/30/2014 - 3/31/2015

Northwest Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
PI:   Kwan-Gett           Dates:    9/30/2014 - 9/29/2015

Northwest Regional Public Health Training Center Program
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
PI:   Kwan-Gett           Dates:    9/1/2014 - 8/31/2018

An evaluation project to create a sustainability plan for Snohomish County's Gear Up & Go! initiative
US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
PI:   Kwan-Gett           Dates:    7/1/2014 - 6/30/2017

DOH Tribal Conference 2014
Washington State Department of Health (DOH)
PI:   Kwan-Gett           Dates:    3/10/2014 - 8/31/2014

DOH Evaluation - Infrastructure
Washington State Department of Health (DOH)
PI:   Kwan-Gett           Dates:    9/30/2013 - 9/29/2014

Northwest Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
PI:   Allan           Dates:    9/30/2013 - 9/29/2014

Northwest Center for Public Health Training
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
PI:   Kwan-Gett           Dates:    9/1/2013 - 8/31/2014

Establishment of START Center & Domestic Pillar
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
PI:   Walson           Dates:    9/1/2013 - 8/31/2015

OHA Workforce Needs Assesment
Oregon Health Authority (OHA)
PI:   Kwan-Gett           Dates:    7/15/2013 - 9/28/2013

DOH Tribal Conference 2013
Washington State Department of Health (DOH)
PI:   Kwan-Gett           Dates:    4/1/2013 - 8/31/2013