Faculty

Judd Walson

Adjunct Professor, Epidemiology
Professor, Global Health
Professor, Medicine - Allergy and Infectious Dis.
Professor, Pediatrics
Vice Chair, Global Health

206-685-8254
walson@uw.edu

Education

MPH Tufts University, 2000
BA Anthropology, Pitzer College, 1993
MD Tufts University, 2000

Contact

206-685-8254
walson@uw.edu

University of Washington
325 Ninth Avenue, Box 359909
Seattle, WA 98104

Bio

Dr. Walson is an infectious disease physician and the Vice Chair of the Department of Global Health and a Professor of Global Health, Medicine, Pediatrics and Epidemiology. He has extensive experience working in research, public health programming, policy development, product development and clinical practice. His research focuses on interventions to improve child survival, growth and development Africa and South-Asia. He collaborates with ministries of health, NGO’s and academic partners in Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina Faso, India, Kenya, Malawi, Nepal, Pakistan, Thailand and Uganda. He also serves as the principal investigator of several large multi-country clinical trials where he has successfully developed and strengthened international partnerships across academic, public health, industry, governmental and multilateral organizations.

Research Interests

Dr. Walson is a Professor at the University of Washington. He completed his training in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Duke University, a fellowship in Infectious Disease at the University of Washington, and holds a Masters in Public Health from Tufts University. Dr. Walson has extensive experience in the design and implementation of large clinical trials in resource-limited settings. He has worked extensively in Kenya, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, Thailand and Nepal. Dr. Walson is particularly interested in the effect of enteric infection and composition on immunologic function and growth. Dr. Walson is the Principal Investigator for DeWorm3, which aims to demonstrate the feasibility of interrupting the transmission of soil transmitted helminths. Dr. Walson is also the Co-Director of CHAIN, a large clinical platform in five countries in Africa and Asia designed to evaluate mortality and morbidity among acutely ill children with varying degrees of malnutrition and to develop and test interventions for this high risk population. In addition to his clinical research, Dr. Walson is the Director of the Global Health Strategic Analysis and Research Training Program (START), an innovative collaboration between the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the University of Washington.

Recent Publications (PubMed)

Policy stakeholder perspectives on barriers and facilitators to launching a community-wide mass drug administration program for soil-transmitted helminths.
(2022 Dec 2)
Glob Health Res Policy 7(1): 47
Roll A, Saxena M, Orlan E, Titus A, Juvekar SK, Gwayi-Chore MC, Avokpaho E, Chabi F, Togbevi CI, Belou Elijan A, Nindi P, Walson JL, Ajjampur SSR, Ibikounlé M, Kalua K, Aruldas K, Means AR

Depressive symptoms among mothers with hospitalized children in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.
(2022 Nov 24)
J Affect Disord
Elshafei A, Jemutai J, Tickell KD, Sukhtankar P, Bhat A, Molyneux S, Berkley JA, Walson JL, Collins PY, Childhood Acute Illness and Nutrition (CHAIN) Network Investigators

Neurodevelopment and Recovery From Wasting.
(2022 Nov 1)
Pediatrics 150(5):
Babikako HM, Bourdon C, Mbale E, Aber P, Birabwa A, Chimoyo J, Voskuijl W, Kazi Z, Massara P, Mukisa J, Mupere E, Nampijja M, Saleem AF, Uebelhoer LS, Bandsma R, Walson JL, Berkley JA, Lancioni C, Gladstone M, van den Heuvel M

Treatment-seeking and recovery among young undernourished children post-hospital discharge in Bangladesh: A qualitative study.
(2022)
PLoS One 17(9): e0274996
Uddin MF, Molyneux S, Muraya K, Jemutai J, Berkley JA, Walson JL, Hossain MA, Islam MA, Zakayo SM, Njeru RW, Ahmed T, Chisti MJ, Sarma H

Enteric Permeability, Systemic Inflammation, and Post-Discharge Growth Among a Cohort of Hospitalized Children in Kenya and Pakistan.
(2022 Dec 1)
J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 75(6): 768-774
Tickell KD, Denno DM, Saleem A, Ali A, Kazi Z, Singa BO, Otieno C, Mutinda C, Ochuodho V, Richardson BA, Ásbjörnsdóttir KH, Hawes SE, Berkley JA, Walson JL

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