M.D. Danielle Zerr

Adjunct Professor, Epidemiology
Professor, Pediatrics



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



University of Washington Medical Center
Box 359300
Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Disease
Children's Hospital & Medical Ctr., Box 359300/MA.7.226
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(She/her) Dr. Zerr is Division Chief and Professor of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at the UW, Affiliate Investigator at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and the Medical Director of Infection Prevention at Seattle Children’s Hospital. Her research interests include the epidemiology and prevention of infectious diseases in children.

Research Interests

  • Epidemiology and prevention of healthcare-associated infectious diseases in children
  • Epidemiology of viral infections in children and immunocompromised hosts

Recent Publications (PubMed)

Lessons From the COVID-19 Pandemic: Updating Our Approach to Masking in Health Care Facilities.
(2023 Sep)
Ann Intern Med 176(9): 1266-1268
Chow EJ, Lynch JB, Zerr DM, Riedo FX, Fairchok M, Pergam SA, Baliga CS, Pauk J, Lewis J, Duchin JS

Infants Admitted to US Intensive Care Units for RSV Infection During the 2022 Seasonal Peak.
(2023 Aug 1)
JAMA Netw Open 6(8): e2328950
Halasa N, Zambrano LD, Amarin JZ, Stewart LS, Newhams MM, Levy ER, Shein SL, Carroll CL, Fitzgerald JC, Michaels MG, Bline K, Cullimore ML, Loftis L, Montgomery VL, Jeyapalan AS, Pannaraj PS, Schwarz AJ, Cvijanovich NZ, Zinter MS, Maddux AB, Bembea MM, Irby K, Zerr DM, Kuebler JD, Babbitt CJ, Gaspers MG, Nofziger RA, Kong M, Coates BM, Schuster JE, Gertz SJ, Mack EH, White BR, Harvey H, Hobbs CV, Dapul H, Butler AD, Bradford TT, Rowan CM, Wellnitz K, Staat MA, Aguiar CL, Hymes SR, Randolph AG, Campbell AP, RSV-PIC Investigators

Human herpesvirus-6 reactivation and disease after allogeneic haematopoietic cell transplantation in the era of letermovir for cytomegalovirus prophylaxis.
(2023 Jul 31)
Clin Microbiol Infect
Kampouri E, Zamora D, Kiem ES, Liu W, Ibrahimi S, Blazevic RL, Lovas EA, Kimball LE, Huang ML, Jerome KR, Ueda Oshima M, Mielcarek M, Zerr DM, Boeckh MJ, Krantz EM, Hill JA

Viral Encephalitis after Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation: A Systematic Review.
(2023 Jul 6)
Transplant Cell Ther
Toomey D, Phan TL, Phan T, Hill JA, Zerr DM

Identifying and Mitigating Disparities in Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections in Minoritized Racial, Ethnic, and Language Groups.
(2023 Jul 1)
JAMA Pediatr 177(7): 700-709
McGrath CL, Bettinger B, Stimpson M, Bell SL, Coker TR, Kronman MP, Zerr DM

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