Jeff 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)

Lessons From the COVID-19 Pandemic: Updating Our Approach to Masking in Health Care Facilities.
(2024 May)
Ann Intern Med 177(5): 689
Chow EJ, Lynch JB, Zerr DM, Riedo FX, Fairchok M, Pergam SA, Baliga CS, Pauk J, Lewis J, Duchin JS

Community respiratory viral metrics to inform masking in healthcare settings: A regional consensus approach.
(2024 Jun)
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 45(6): 793-795
Chow EJ, Lee L, Lenahan J, Pogosjans S, Baliga C, Fairchok M, Lynch JB, Pauk J, Riedo FX, Thottingal P, Zerr DM, Turner N, Lewis J, Sakata V, Duchin JS

Lessons From the COVID-19 Pandemic: Updating Our Approach to Masking in Health Care Facilities.
(2023 Sep)
Ann Intern Med 176(9): 1266-1268
Chow EJ, Lynch JB, Zerr DM, Riedo FX, Fairchok M, Pergam SA, Baliga CS, Pauk J, Lewis J, Duchin JS

Incidence of SARS-CoV-2 infection and associated risk factors among staff and residents at homeless shelters in King County, Washington: an active surveillance study.
(2023 Jul 10)
Epidemiol Infect 151(): e129
Rogers JH, Cox SN, Link AC, Nwanne G, Han PD, Pfau B, Chow EJ, Wolf CR, Boeckh M, Hughes JP, Halloran ME, Uyeki TM, Shim MM, Duchin J, Englund JA, Mosites E, Rolfes MA, Starita LA, Chu HY

Respiratory syncytial virus and other respiratory virus infections in residents of homeless shelters - King County, Washington, 2019-2021.
(2023 Jun)
Influenza Other Respir Viruses 17(6): e13166
McCulloch DJ, Rogers JH, Wang Y, Chow EJ, Link AC, Wolf CR, Uyeki TM, Rolfes MA, Mosites E, Sereewit J, Duchin JS, Sugg NK, Greninger AL, Boeckh MJ, Englund JA, Shendure J, Hughes JP, Starita LM, Roychoudhury P, Chu HY

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