M.D. Danielle Zerr

Adjunct Professor, Epidemiology
Professor, Pediatrics
Seattle Children's Hospital Guild Association Endowed Chair For Pediatric Infectious Disease Research, 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)

Community respiratory viral metrics to inform masking in healthcare settings: A regional consensus approach.
(2024 Feb 12)
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol
Chow EJ, Lee L, Lenahan J, Pogosjans S, Baliga C, Fairchok M, Lynch JB, Pauk J, Riedo FX, Thottingal P, Zerr DM, Turner N, Lewis J, Sakata V, Duchin JS

A Call to Action: Urgently Strengthening the Future Physician-Scientist Workforce in Infectious Diseases.
(2024 Feb 3)
J Infect Dis
Swartz TH, Apewokin S, Carpenter SM, Chakraborty R, Dennis AM, Houpt E, Surana NK, Zerr DM, Pirofski LA

HHV-6B detection and host gene expression implicate HHV-6B as pulmonary pathogen after hematopoietic cell transplant.
(2024 Jan 16)
Nat Commun 15(1): 542
Hill JA, Lee YJ, Vande Vusse LK, Xie H, Chung EL, Waghmare A, Cheng GS, Zhu H, Huang ML, Hill GR, Jerome KR, Leisenring WM, Zerr DM, Gharib SA, Dadwal S, Boeckh M

A Randomized Controlled Trial of Animal-assisted Activities for Pediatric Oncology Patients: Psychosocial and Microbial Outcomes.
(2023 Nov 4)
J Pediatr Health Care
Chubak J, Adler A, Bobb JF, Hawkes RJ, Ziebell RA, Pocobelli G, Ludman EJ, Zerr DM

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

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