Patricia Pavlinac

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Epidemiology
Assistant 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, 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 2020 (Oct ahead of print).

Pavlinac PB, Singa BO, John-Stewart GC, Richardson BA, Brander RL, McGrath CJ, Tickell KD, Amondi M, Rwigi D, Babigumira JB, Kariuki S, Nduati R, Walson JL. Azithromycin to prevent post-discharge morbidity and mortality in Kenyan children: a protocol for a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial (the Toto Bora trial). BMJ Open 2017; 7: e019170

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