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Health Officer of Public Health - Seattle & King County

Jeffrey Duchin, MD, Health Officer

Jeffrey Duchin, MD, is the Health Officer for Public Health — Seattle & King County, Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases, and Adjunct Professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Washington, Seattle. Jeff currently serves on the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention's (CDC) Board of Scientific Counselors (Office of Infectious Diseases) and the Board of Directors for the Infectious Disease Society of America where he is the IDSA liaison to the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.

Jeff is a member of the National Academy of Medicine's (NAM) Standing Committee on Emerging Infectious Diseases and 21st Century Health Threats and a past member of the NAM's Forum on Microbial Threats and Forum on Medical and Public Health Preparedness.

Jeff received his medical degree from Rutgers Medical School and trained in internal medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, completed a fellowship in general internal medicine and emergency medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and did his infectious disease subspecialty training at the University of Washington in Seattle. Jeff is a graduate of the CDC's Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Officer training where he was assigned to the National Center for Infectious Diseases where he also completed the CDC's Preventive Medicine Residency program.

Jeff worked for CDC as a medical epidemiologist in the Divisions of Tuberculosis Elimination and HIV/AIDS Special Studies Branch before assuming his current position. His peer review publications and research interests focus on communicable diseases of public health significance. For a complete listing of publications, please see PubMED.