School of Public Health

Zerr, Danielle

Danielle Zerr

Professor, Pediatrics
Adjunct Professor, Epidemiology

Education

MD Temple University, 1993
MPH Epidemiology, University of Washington, 1997
BA Biology, Brandeis University,

Contact Info

University of Washington Medical Center
Box 359300
Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Disease
Children's Hospital & Medical Ctr., Box 359300/MA.7.226
Tel: 206-987-2653
danielle.zerr@seattlechildrens.org
http://depts.washington.edu/idimmweb/facultyMember.php?sort=34

Interim Division Chief and Professor of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Affiliate Investigator at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and the Medical Director of Infection Prevention at Seattle Children’s Hospital

Research Interests

Dr. Zerr’s research interests lie in elucidating the epidemiology of healthcare-associated infectious diseases in children and immunocompromised hosts. A major area of focus is describing the natural history of human herpesvirus 6 and the clinical impact of viral reactivation in hematopoietic cell transplantation recipients. A second area of focus is describing the epidemiology of extended-spectrum cephalosporin-resistant Enterobacteriaceae in children and exploring strategies aimed at preventing and treating colonization and infection due to these organisms. She has successfully funded her research program since completing her training. Current grants support two projects: 1) a multicenter study describing the molecular epidemiology of antibiotic resistant Enterobacteriaceae in children, and 2) a randomized controlled trial of chlorhexidine gluconate bathing in children with cancer to determine whether the intervention reduces the incidence of central line associated bloodstream infections and acquisition of multi-drug resistant