Patricia B Pavlinac

Adjunct Associate Professor, Epidemiology
Associate Professor, Global Health



MS Epidemiology, University of Washington, 2010
BA Neuroscience, Colgate University, 2005
PhD Epidemiology, University of Washington, 2014




Patricia Pavlinac, PhD, MS is an epidemiologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington. Dr. Pavlinac also co-directs the Gut Health and Child Survival scientific priority area of the Global Center for Integrated Health of Women, Adolescents and Children (Global WACh). Her research aims to identify interventions to halt morbidity and mortality attributed to enteric and diarrheal diseases in children.


Pavlinac PB, Singa BO, Tickell KD, Brander RL, McGrath CJ, Amondi M, Otieno J, Akinyi E, Rwigi D, Tornberg-Belanger SN, Nduati R, Babigumira JB, Meshak L, Bogonko G, Kariuki S, Richardson BA, John-Stewart GC, Walson JL. Azithromycin for the prevention of rehospitalization and death among Kenyan children being discharged from hospital: A double-blind, placebo-controlled randomized controlled trial [Lancet Glob Health, in press]

Pavlinac PB, Platts-Mills JA, Tickell KD, et al. The clinical presentation of culture-positive and culture-negative, qPCR-attributable shigellosis in the Global Enteric Multicenter Study and derivation of a Shigella severity score: implications for pediatric Shigella vaccine trials. CID 2021 PMC8326551

Deichsel EL, Hillesland HK, Gilchrist CA, Naulikha JM, McGrath CJ, Van Voorhis WC, Rwigi D, Singa BO, Walson JL, Pavlinac PB. Prevalence and Correlates of Cryptosporidium Infections in Kenyan Children With Diarrhea and Their Primary Caregivers. Open Forum Infect Dis 2020;7. PMC7731525.

Kotloff KL, Riddle MS, Platts-Mills JA, Pavlinac PB, Zaidi AKM. Shigellosis. The Lancet 2017; 391 (10122); P801-812

Tickell KD, Brander RL, Atlas HE, Pernica JM, Walson JL, Pavlinac PB. Identification and management of Shigella infection in children with diarrhoea: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Lancet Global Health 2017; 5: e1235-e1248; PMC5695759