Helen Chu

Adjunct Associate Professor, Epidemiology
Associate Professor, Medicine - Allergy and Infectious Dis.
Adjunct Associate Professor, Global Health



MPH Epidemiology, University of Washington, 2012
MD Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, 2005
BA Cornell University, 2001



Box 359779
R&T Bldg, 300 9th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104

Research Interests

Dr. Chu's research is focused on maternal immunization, in particular vaccines against influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). She studies the virologic and immunologic correlates of protection from respiratory viral infections in pregnant women, infants, and older adults, and performs clinical trials of vaccine candidates in both domestic and international sites, including Nepal and Bangladesh. She has developed immunologic assays to study transplacental transfer and decay kinetics of RSV antibody, and nosocomial and household transmission of respiratory viruses by genotypic analysis and molecular sequencing.

Recent Publications (PubMed)

Molecular basis of immune evasion by the delta and kappa SARS-CoV-2 variants.
(2021 Aug 12)
McCallum M, Walls AC, Sprouse KR, Bowen JE, Rosen L, Dang HV, deMarco A, Franko N, Tilles SW, Logue J, Miranda MC, Ahlrichs M, Carter L, Snell G, Pizzuto MS, Chu HY, Van Voorhis WC, Corti D, Veesler D

Seroprevalence of Measles and Mumps Antibodies Among Individuals With Cancer.
(2021 Jul 1)
JAMA Netw Open 4(7): e2118508
Marquis SR, Logue JK, Chu HY, Loeffelholz T, Quinn ZZ, Liu C, Stewart FM, Carpenter PA, Pergam SA, Krantz EM

Dynamics of breast milk antibody titer in the six months following SARS-CoV-2 infection.
(2021 Sep)
J Clin Virol 142(): 104916
Duncombe CJ, McCulloch DJ, Shuey KD, Logue JK, Franko NM, Wolf CR, Frivold CJ, Chu HY

SwabExpress: An end-to-end protocol for extraction-free covid-19 testing.
(2021 Jul 21)
Clin Chem
Srivatsan S, Heidl S, Pfau B, Martin BK, Han PD, Zhong W, van Raay K, McDermot E, Opsahl J, Gamboa L, Smith N, Truong M, Cho S, Barrow KA, Rich LM, Stone J, Wolf CR, McCulloch DJ, Kim AE, Brandstetter E, Sohlberg SL, Ilcisin M, Geyer RE, Chen W, Gehring J, Seattle Flu Study Investigators., Kosuri S, Bedford T, Rieder MJ, Nickerson DA, Chu HY, Konnick EQ, Debley JS, Shendure J, Lockwood CM, Starita LM

School-Based Surveillance of Respiratory Pathogens on "High-Touch" Surfaces.
Front Pediatr 9(): 686386
Murray AF, Emanuels A, Wolf C, Franko N, Starita L, Englund JA, Chu HY

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