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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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

Recent Publications (PubMed)

NGSocomial Infections: High-Resolution Views of Hospital-Acquired Infections Through Genomic Epidemiology.
(2021 Dec 24)
J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc 10(Supplement_4): S88-S95
Greninger AL, Zerr DM

The Health Equity Impact Assessment: A Case Study in COVID-19 Visitor Policy.
(2021 Nov 4)
Hosp Pediatr
Olszewski AE, Adiele A, Patneaude A, Zerr DM, Kett JC

Prospective Evaluation of Galactomannan and (1→3) β-d-Glucan Assays as Diagnostic Tools for Invasive Fungal Disease in Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults With Acute Myeloid Leukemia Receiving Fungal Prophylaxis.
(2021 Sep 23)
J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc 10(8): 864-871
Fisher BT, Westling T, Boge CLK, Zaoutis TE, Dvorak CC, Nieder M, Zerr DM, Wingard JR, Villaluna D, Esbenshade AJ, Alexander S, Gunn S, Wheat LJ, Sung L

Association of Inherited Chromosomally Integrated Human Herpesvirus 6 with Neurologic Symptoms and Management after Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation.
(2021 Sep)
Transplant Cell Ther 27(9): 795.e1-795.e8
Heldman MR, Job C, Maalouf J, Morris J, Xie H, Davis C, Stevens-Ayers T, Huang ML, Jerome KR, Fann JR, Zerr DM, Boeckh M, Hill JA

Assessment of Feasibility of Face Covering in School-Aged Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.
(2021 May 3)
JAMA Netw Open 4(5): e2110281
Aaronson B, Glick SN, Kirk CJ, McCloud WA 4th, Sasser TR, Zerr DM, Englund JA

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