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)

Children's Hospital Resource Utilization During the 2022 Viral Respiratory Surge.
(2024 Jun 13)
Michelson KA, Ramgopal S, Kociolek LK, Zerr DM, Neuman MI, Bettenhausen JL, Hall M, Macy ML

The Imperative to Integrate International Medical Graduates into the ID Physician-Scientist Pathway: Expanding Opportunities and Overcoming Barriers.
(2024 May 22)
J Infect Dis
Swartz TH, Apewokin S, Carpenter SM, Chakraborty R, Dennis AM, Houpt E, Surana NK, Zerr DM, Pirofski LA

Lessons From the COVID-19 Pandemic: Updating Our Approach to Masking in Health Care Facilities.
(2024 May)
Ann Intern Med 177(5): 689
Chow EJ, Lynch JB, Zerr DM, Riedo FX, Fairchok M, Pergam SA, Baliga CS, Pauk J, Lewis J, Duchin JS

Infection Prevention and Control Implications of Special Pathogens in Children.
(2024 Jun)
Pediatr Clin North Am 71(3): 431-454
Kociolek LK, Shane AL, Simonsen KA, Zerr DM

Prioritizing Equity in Antimicrobial Stewardship Efforts (EASE): a framework for infectious diseases clinicians.
Antimicrob Steward Healthc Epidemiol 4(1): e74
Abdul-Mutakabbir JC, Tan KK, Johnson CL, McGrath CL, Zerr DM, Marcelin JR

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