Faculty

Helen Chu

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

206-685-8702
helenchu@uw.edu

Education

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

Contact

206-685-8702
helenchu@uw.edu

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

SARS-CoV-2 spike conformation determines plasma neutralizing activity elicited by a wide panel of human vaccines.
(2022 Nov 10)
Sci Immunol
Bowen JE, Park YJ, Stewart C, Brown JT, Sharkey WK, Walls AC, Joshi A, Sprouse KR, McCallum M, Tortorici MA, Franko NM, Logue JK, Mazzitelli IG, Nguyen AW, Silva RP, Huang Y, Low JS, Jerak J, Tiles SW, Ahmed K, Shariq A, Dan JM, Zhang Z, Weiskopf D, Sette A, Snell G, Posavad CM, Iqbal NT, Geffner J, Bandera A, Gori A, Sallusto F, Maynard JA, Crotty S, Van Voorhis WC, Simmerling C, Grifantini R, Chu HY, Corti D, Veesler D

Trends and factors associated with change in COVID-19 vaccination intent among residents and staff in six Seattle homeless shelters, March 2020 to August 2021.
(2022 Dec)
Vaccine X 12(): 100232
Cox SN, Rogers JH, Thuo NB, Meehan A, Link AC, Lo NK, Manns BJ, Chow EJ, Al Achkar M, Hughes JP, Rolfes MA, Mosites E, Chu HY

Imprinted antibody responses against SARS-CoV-2 Omicron sublineages.
(2022 Nov 11)
Science 378(6620): 619-627
Park YJ, Pinto D, Walls AC, Liu Z, De Marco A, Benigni F, Zatta F, Silacci-Fregni C, Bassi J, Sprouse KR, Addetia A, Bowen JE, Stewart C, Giurdanella M, Saliba C, Guarino B, Schmid MA, Franko NM, Logue JK, Dang HV, Hauser K, di Iulio J, Rivera W, Schnell G, Rajesh A, Zhou J, Farhat N, Kaiser H, Montiel-Ruiz M, Noack J, Lempp FA, Janer J, Abdelnabi R, Maes P, Ferrari P, Ceschi A, Giannini O, de Melo GD, Kergoat L, Bourhy H, Neyts J, Soriaga L, Purcell LA, Snell G, Whelan SPJ, Lanzavecchia A, Virgin HW, Piccoli L, Chu HY, Pizzuto MS, Corti D, Veesler D

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on community respiratory virus activity.
(2022 Oct 17)
Nat Rev Microbiol
Chow EJ, Uyeki TM, Chu HY

Estimated Global Proportions of Individuals With Persistent Fatigue, Cognitive, and Respiratory Symptom Clusters Following Symptomatic COVID-19 in 2020 and 2021.
(2022 Oct 25)
JAMA 328(16): 1604-1615
Global Burden of Disease Long COVID Collaborators, Wulf Hanson S, Abbafati C, Aerts JG, Al-Aly Z, Ashbaugh C, Ballouz T, Blyuss O, Bobkova P, Bonsel G, Borzakova S, Buonsenso D, Butnaru D, Carter A, Chu H, De Rose C, Diab MM, Ekbom E, El Tantawi M, Fomin V, Frithiof R, Gamirova A, Glybochko PV, Haagsma JA, Haghjooy Javanmard S, Hamilton EB, Harris G, Heijenbrok-Kal MH, Helbok R, Hellemons ME, Hillus D, Huijts SM, Hultström M, Jassat W, Kurth F, Larsson IM, Lipcsey M, Liu C, Loflin CD, Malinovschi A, Mao W, Mazankova L, McCulloch D, Menges D, Mohammadifard N, Munblit D, Nekliudov NA, Ogbuoji O, Osmanov IM, Peñalvo JL, Petersen MS, Puhan MA, Rahman M, Rass V, Reinig N, Ribbers GM, Ricchiuto A, Rubertsson S, Samitova E, Sarrafzadegan N, Shikhaleva A, Simpson KE, Sinatti D, Soriano JB, Spiridonova E, Steinbeis F, Svistunov AA, Valentini P, van de Water BJ, van den Berg-Emons R, Wallin E, Witzenrath M, Wu Y, Xu H, Zoller T, Adolph C, Albright J, Amlag JO, Aravkin AY, Bang-Jensen BL, Bisignano C, Castellano R, Castro E, Chakrabarti S, Collins JK, Dai X, Daoud F, Dapper C, Deen A, Duncan BB, Erickson M, Ewald SB, Ferrari AJ, Flaxman AD, Fullman N, Gamkrelidze A, Giles JR, Guo G, Hay SI, He J, Helak M, Hulland EN, Kereselidze M, Krohn KJ, Lazzar-Atwood A, Lindstrom A, Lozano R, Malta DC, Månsson J, Mantilla Herrera AM, Mokdad AH, Monasta L, Nomura S, Pasovic M, Pigott DM, Reiner RC Jr, Reinke G, Ribeiro ALP, Santomauro DF, Sholokhov A, Spurlock EE, Walcott R, Walker A, Wiysonge CS, Zheng P, Bettger JP, Murray CJL, Vos T

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