Jeffrey Duchin

Adjunct Professor, Epidemiology
Professor, Medicine - Allergy and Infectious Dis.



MD Medicine, Rutgers University, 1985



Public Health Seattle and King County
Office Suite 900
401 5th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104


Jeffrey Duchin, M.D. is the Health Officer and the Chief of the Communicable Disease Epidemiology & Immunization Section for Public Health–Seattle & King County, Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases, and Adjunct Professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Washington, Seattle. Jeff currently serves on the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention’s (CDC) Board of Scientific Counselors (Office of Infectious Diseases) and the Board of Directors for the Infectious Disease Society of America where he is the IDSA liaison to the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.

Jeff is a member of the National Academy of Medicine’s (NAM) Standing Committee on Emerging Infectious Diseases and 21st Century Health Threats and a past member of the NAM’s Forum on Microbial Threats and Forum on Medical and Public Health Preparedness.

Jeff received his medical degree from Rutgers Medical School and trained in internal medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, completed a fellowship in general internal medicine and emergency medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and did his infectious disease subspecialty training at the University of Washington in Seattle. Jeff is a graduate of the CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Officer training where he was assigned to the National Center for Infectious Diseases where he also completed the CDC’s Preventive Medicine Residency program. Jeff worked for CDC as a medical epidemiologist in the Divisions of Tuberculosis Elimination and HIV/AIDS Special Studies Branch before assuming his current position. His peer review publications and research interests focus on communicable diseases of public health significance. For a complete listing of publications, please see PubMED.

Research Interests

Respiratory infections; vaccine-preventable diseases; surveillance systems; infectious diseases of public health significance

Recent Publications (PubMed)

Human Parainfluenza Virus in Homeless Shelters before and during the COVID-19 Pandemic, Washington, USA.
(2022 Nov)
Emerg Infect Dis 28(11): 2343-2347
Chow EJ, Casto AM, Sampoleo R, Mills MG, Han PD, Xie H, Pfau B, Nguyen TV, Sereewit J, Rogers JH, Cox SN, Rolfes MA, Ogokeh C, Mosites E, Uyeki TM, Greninger AL, Hughes JP, Shim MM, Sugg N, Duchin JS, Starita LM, Englund JA, Roychoudhury P, Chu HY

Climate Change and the Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases in the United States.
(2023 Mar 4)
Clin Infect Dis 76(5): 950-956
Edelson PJ, Harold R, Ackelsberg J, Duchin JS, Lawrence SJ, Manabe YC, Zahn M, LaRocque RC

The clinical and genomic epidemiology of seasonal human coronaviruses in congregate homeless shelter settings: A repeated cross-sectional study.
(2022 Nov)
Lancet Reg Health Am 15(): 100348
Chow EJ, Casto AM, Rogers JH, Roychoudhury P, Han PD, Xie H, Mills MG, Nguyen TV, Pfau B, Cox SN, Wolf CR, Hughes JP, Uyeki TM, Rolfes MA, Mosites E, Shim MM, Duchin JS, Sugg N, Starita LA, Englund JA, Chu HY

Anti-SARS-CoV-2 seroprevalence in King County, WA-Cross-sectional survey, August 2020.
PLoS One 17(8): e0272783
Cowgill KD, Erosheva EA, Elder A, Miljacic L, Buskin S, Duchin JS

Trends in the Use of Face Coverings in Publicly Accessible Spaces During the COVID-19 Pandemic, King County, Washington, November 2020-May 2021.
(2022 Sep-Oct)
Public Health Rep 137(5): 841-848
Tolentino L, Guthrie B, Baker MG, Beck NK, Chan N, Duchin JS, Gomez A, Simckes M, Wasserman C, Cohen MA, Wasserheit JN

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