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)

The Clinical and Genomic Epidemiology of Rhinovirus in Homeless Shelters-King County, Washington.
(2022 Jun 24)
J Infect Dis
Chow EJ, Casto AM, Roychoudhury P, Han PD, Xie H, Pfau B, Nguyen TV, Sereewit J, Rogers JH, Cox SN, Wolf CR, Rolfes MA, Mosites E, Uyeki TM, Greninger AL, Hughes JP, Shim MM, Sugg N, Duchin JS, Starita LM, Englund JA, Chu HY

A Multifaceted Evaluation of a COVID-19 Contact Tracing Program in King County, Washington.
(2022 Jul-Aug 01)
J Public Health Manag Pract 28(4): 334-343
Hood JE, Kubiak RW, Avoundjian T, Kern E, Fagalde M, Collins HN, Meacham E, Baldwin M, Lechtenberg RJ, Bennett A, Thibault CS, Stewart S, Duchin JS, Golden MR

Acute Hepatitis A Viral Infection in People With HIV With Previously Documented Hepatitis A Immunity or Appropriate Vaccination: A Case Series.
(2021 Aug)
Open Forum Infect Dis 8(8): ofab347
McLaughlin SE, Simmons JD, Armstrong H, Gonzales E, Rakita RM, Duchin JS, Patel RC

Comparison of Symptoms and RNA Levels in Children and Adults With SARS-CoV-2 Infection in the Community Setting.
(2021 Oct 1)
JAMA Pediatr 175(10): e212025
Chung E, Chow EJ, Wilcox NC, Burstein R, Brandstetter E, Han PD, Fay K, Pfau B, Adler A, Lacombe K, Lockwood CM, Uyeki TM, Shendure J, Duchin JS, Rieder MJ, Nickerson DA, Boeckh M, Famulare M, Hughes JP, Starita LM, Bedford T, Englund JA, Chu HY

Controlling COVID-19 via test-trace-quarantine.
(2021 May 20)
Nat Commun 12(1): 2993
Kerr CC, Mistry D, Stuart RM, Rosenfeld K, Hart GR, Núñez RC, Cohen JA, Selvaraj P, Abeysuriya RG, Jastrzębski M, George L, Hagedorn B, Panovska-Griffiths J, Fagalde M, Duchin J, Famulare M, Klein DJ

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