Christopher Spitters

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



MD Medicine, Stanford University, 1989
MPH Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, 1991
MA Tufts University, 2010




Dr. Spitters is board certified in General Preventive Medicine/Public Health and currently serves as a medical consultant for the Washington State Department of Health's Tuberculosis Progra and for the Curry International Tuberculosis Center at UCSF. Dr. Spitters has served in various capacities in local public health agencies in Washington State since 1994 with an emphasis on tuberculosis care and general health officer duties.

Research Interests

  • Tuberculosis
  • COVID-19 epidemiology

Recent Publications (PubMed)

Adverse pregnancy outcomes after in vitro fertilization due to undiagnosed urogenital tuberculosis and proposed screening algorithm for patients from tuberculosis-endemic countries.
(2022 Sep)
F S Rep 3(3): 285-291
McLaughlin SE, Vora SB, Church EC, Spitters C, Thyer A, LaCourse S, Herndon CN

Use of standard, contact, and droplet precautions with eye protection for the prevention of severe acute respiratory coronavirus virus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) transmission among home healthcare personnel in hospice and home healthcare settings-King and Snohomish counties, Washington, February-October 2020.
(2023 Mar)
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 44(3): 510-513
McMichael TM, Duca LM, Lewis J, Riedo FX, Wilde N, McDonald M, Spitters C, Wechkin HA

Enhanced contact investigations for nine early travel-related cases of SARS-CoV-2 in the United States.
PLoS One 15(9): e0238342
Burke RM, Balter S, Barnes E, Barry V, Bartlett K, Beer KD, Benowitz I, Biggs HM, Bruce H, Bryant-Genevier J, Cates J, Chatham-Stephens K, Chea N, Chiou H, Christiansen D, Chu VT, Clark S, Cody SH, Cohen M, Conners EE, Dasari V, Dawson P, DeSalvo T, Donahue M, Dratch A, Duca L, Duchin J, Dyal JW, Feldstein LR, Fenstersheib M, Fischer M, Fisher R, Foo C, Freeman-Ponder B, Fry AM, Gant J, Gautom R, Ghinai I, Gounder P, Grigg CT, Gunzenhauser J, Hall AJ, Han GS, Haupt T, Holshue M, Hunter J, Ibrahim MB, Jacobs MW, Jarashow MC, Joshi K, Kamali T, Kawakami V, Kim M, Kirking HL, Kita-Yarbro A, Klos R, Kobayashi M, Kocharian A, Lang M, Layden J, Leidman E, Lindquist S, Lindstrom S, Link-Gelles R, Marlow M, Mattison CP, McClung N, McPherson TD, Mello L, Midgley CM, Novosad S, Patel MT, Pettrone K, Pillai SK, Pray IW, Reese HE, Rhodes H, Robinson S, Rolfes M, Routh J, Rubin R, Rudman SL, Russell D, Scott S, Shetty V, Smith-Jeffcoat SE, Soda EA, Spitters C, Stierman B, Sunenshine R, Terashita D, Traub E, Vahey GM, Verani JR, Wallace M, Westercamp M, Wortham J, Xie A, Yousaf A, Zahn M

A Targeted Screening Program for Latent Tuberculosis Infection Among Hematopoietic Cell Transplant Recipients.
(2020 Jul)
Open Forum Infect Dis 7(7): ofaa224
Sosa-Moreno A, Narita M, Spitters C, Swetky M, Podczervinski S, Lind ML, Holmberg L, Liu C, Edelstein R, Pergam SA

Investigation and Serologic Follow-Up of Contacts of an Early Confirmed Case-Patient with COVID-19, Washington, USA.
(2020 Aug)
Emerg Infect Dis 26(8): 1671-1678
Chu VT, Freeman-Ponder B, Lindquist S, Spitters C, Kawakami V, Dyal JW, Clark S, Bruce H, Duchin JS, DeBolt C, Podczervinski S, D'Angeli M, Pettrone K, Zacks R, Vahey G, Holshue ML, Lang M, Burke RM, Rolfes MA, Marlow M, Midgley CM, Lu X, Lindstrom S, Hall AJ, Fry AM, Thornburg NJ, Gerber SI, Pillai SK, Biggs HM

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