School of Public Health

Zunt, Joseph

Joseph R. Zunt

Professor, Neurology
Professor, Global Health
Adjunct Professor, Epidemiology


MPH Epidemiology, University of Washington, 1998
MD Medicine, University of Minnesota, 1991
BA Psychology, University of Minnesota, 1986

Contact Info

Box 359775
Harborview Medical Center
325 Ninth Avenue, Room 3EH70
Seattle, WA 98104
Tel: 206-744-3251

Dr. Zunt received his medical degree from the University of Minnesota and completed his neurology residency and infectious diseases fellowship at the University of Washington. He obtained a Masters degree in Public Health (Epidemiology) and a Teaching Scholars Certificate Program at the University of Washington.
Dr. Zunt is board-certified in neurology and a member of the American Academy of Neurology, the International Society for Neurovirology, the North American Neurocysticercosis Consortium, the Sociedad Peruana de Neurologia and the World Federation of Neurology. He is Co-Director of the CFAR International Core, PI of three Fogarty-funded global health training programs: the NIH Fogarty Northern Pacific Global Health Fellows Program Consortium; the Kuskaya Innovations in Global Health; and the Interdisciplinary Cerebrovascular Training Program in South America. He is also Chair of the Family Medicine Global Health Fellowship External Advisory Board, and member of the Department of Global Health Curriculum Advisory Group, Global Health Pathway Working Group and Internal Medicine Residency Global Health Advisory Group.


Research Interests

  • Epidemiology of central nervous system infections in South America with emphasis on retroviruses
  • Viral meningoencephalitis

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