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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, and bio-emergency (e.g., Ebola, pandemic influenza, SARS, 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

Taylor JA, Rietberg K, Greenfield L, Bibus D, Yasuda K, Marcuse EK, Duchin JS. Effectiveness of a physician peer educator in improving the quality of immunization services for young children in primary care practices. Vaccine. 2008; 26(33): 4256-61.
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Denno DM, Keene WE, Hutter CM, Koepsell JK, Patnode M, Flodin-Hursh D, Stewart LK, Duchin JS, et al. Tri-county comprehensive assessment of risk factors for sporadic reportable bacterial enteric infection in children. J Infect Dis. 2009; 199(4): 467-76.
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Rodriguez C, Rietberg K, Baer, A, Kwan-Gett T, Duchin J. Association between school closure and subsequent absenteeism during a seasonal influenza epidemic. Am J Infect Control. Epidemiology. 2009; 20(6): 787-92.
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Turnberg W, Daniell W, Duchin J. Influenza vaccination and sick leave practices and perceptions reported by health care workers in ambulatory care settings. Am J Infect Control. 2010; 38(6): 486-8.
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Sugimoto JD, Borse NN, Ta ML, Stockman LJ, Fischer GE, Yang Y, Halloran ME, Longini IM Jr, Duchin J. The effect of age on transmission of 2009 pandemic influenza A (H1N1) in a camp and associated households. Epidemiology. 2011; 22(2): 180-7.
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Baer A, Rodriguez CV, Duchin JS. An automated system for public health surveillance of school absenteeism. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2011; 17(1): 59-64.
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Stroud C, Altevogt BM, Butler JC, Duchin JS. The Institute of Medicine's Forum on Medical and Public Health Preparedness for Catastrophic Events: regional workshop series on the 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccination campaign. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2011; 5(1): 81-6.
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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.
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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
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Kay MK, Perti TR, Duchin JS. Tattoo-associated Mycobacterium haemophilum skin infection in immunocompetent adult, 2009. Emerg Infect Dis. 2011; 17(9): 1734-6.
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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.
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