Judd L. Walson, MD, MPH
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine, Division of Allergy & Infectious Diseases
Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Associate Professor
Department of Epidemiology
Executive Director, Strategic Analysis, Research and Training Center (START Center)
Co-Director, Childhood Acute Illness and Nutrition Network (CHAIN)
Principal Investigator, DeWorm3 The Natural History Museum, London UK
Sites of Practice: 
Harborview Medical Center
Seattle Children’s Hospital
University of Washington Medical Center

Faculty Information


Judd Walson, MD, MPH, is a faculty member at the University of Washington in the Departments of Global Health, Internal Medicine (Infectious Disease), Pediatrics and Epidemiology. Dr. Walson conducts clinical trials evaluating the treatment and prevention of intestinal worms, malaria and diarrheal disease in delaying HIV progression. He is also conducting a large 5-year study examining the epidemiology of non-typhoidal salmonella as a cause of diarrheal disease and bacteremia among children in Africa.

Dr. Walson has lived and worked in many international settings, including Kenya, Thailand and Nepal. In addition to clinical epidemiology, Dr. Walson is the co-Director of the Strategic Analysis, Research and Training Program (START) at the University of Washington. He also serves as the co-Director of the AIDS Associated Infections and Malignancies Scientific Working Group in the Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) at the University of Washington.

Opportunities to collaborate:

  • Ongoing studies of diarrheal disease in children in Kenya
  • Ongoing studies of the human microbiome and nutrition
  • Ongoing studies of environmental enteropathy in Kenya and Bangladesh
Education & Training: 
Tufts University School of Medicine
Boston MA
Tufts University School of Medicine
Boston MA
Medicine and Pediatrics, Duke University
Durham NC
Fellowship in Infectious Disease
University of Washington
Seattle WA
Charlton Research Award, Tufts University
IMPACT Award from Pre-Vent for dedication to Infectious Disease
Top 10 Articles, Trends in Parasitology
APA Teaching Program Award, Global Health Pediatrics Pathway