Jeffrey S. Duchin, MD
Department of Medicine, Division of Allergy & Infectious Diseases
Adjunct Professor
School of Public Health & Community Medicine, University of Washington
Health Officer & Chief, Communicable Disease Epidemiology & Immunization Section, Public Health - Seattle & King County

Faculty Information

Education & Training: 
Rutgers University
New Brunswick, New Jersey
(206) 296-4774
Mailing Address: 

Public Health Seattle and King County
Office Suite 900
401 5th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104

Research & Clinical Interests
Research Interests: 

Surveillance for notifiable conditions; disease control and outbreak response; clinical and public health management of hepatitis C infection; and, bio-emergency (E.g., Ebola, novel/avian influenza, MERS, biological terrorism) preparedness and response. We also administer and manage the child vaccination program in King County, providing vaccine, clinic support and technical oversight to healthcare providers.

Opportunities for projects and/or research include evaluation and/or development of existing or new surveillance systems, analyses of existing communicable disease surveillance databases, evaluation of public health prevention and intervention programs, foodborne enteric diseases, immunization program issues and policy, and training in disease/outbreak investigation.


Munn MS, Duchin JS, Kay M, Pecha M, Thibault CS, Narita M. Analysis of risk factors for tuberculous infection following exposure at a homeless shelter. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2015 May; 19(5):570-5 
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Wendorf K, Kay M, Baliga C, Weissman S, Gluck M, Verma P, D'Angeli M, Swoveland J, Kang M, Eckmann K, Ross A, Duchin JS. "Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography-Associated AmpC Escherichia coli." Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2015 Mar 30;1-9.
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Greenfield LS, Page LC, Kay M, Li-Vollmer M, Breuner CC, Duchin JS. Strategies for increasing adolescent immunizations in diverse ethnic communities. J Adolesc Health. 2015 May; 56(5 Suppl):S47-53.
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Falsey RR, Kinzer MH, Hurst S, Kalus A, Pottinger P, Duchin JS, et al. Cutaneous Inoculation of Nontuberculous Mycobacteria During Professional Tattooing: A Case Series and Epidemiologic Study. Clin Infect Dis. 2013 Sep; 57(6):e143-7.
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Kay M, Zerr DM, Englund JA, Cadwell BL, Kuypers J, Swenson P, Kwan-Gett TS, Bell SL, Duchin JS. Shedding of pandemic (H1N1) 2009 virus among health care personnel, Seattle, Washington, USA. Emerg Infect Dis. 2011; 17(4):639-44.
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Hanson M, Kwan-Gett T, Rietberg K, Ohrt M, Duchin J. Infant pertussis epidemiology and implications regarding tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccination: King County, Washington, 2002 through 2007. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2011; 165(7):647-52 
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