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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 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 the NAM’s Forum on Medical and Public Health Preparedness. He was a member of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Tiger Team for in-country consultation with the Government of Greece on public health preparations for the 2004 Olympics. Athens, Greece.

Jeff currently serves on the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention's (CDC) Board of Scientific Counselors (for infectious diseases) and National Vaccine Advisory Committee to HHS. He is a past member of the US Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and the Board of Directors for the Infectious Disease Society of America, currently serving as the IDSA’s liaison to ACIP.

Jeff received his medical degree from Rutgers Medical School, 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. He 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. He is board certified in internal medicine and infectious diseases by the American Board of Internal Medicine and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and of the Infectious Diseases Society of America.

Prior to joining Public Health – Seattle & King County, Jeff worked for CDC as a medical epidemiologist in the Divisions of Tuberculosis Elimination and in the HIV/AIDS Special Studies Branch. His peer review publications and research interests focus on communicable diseases of public health significance (see PubMED for publications). Jeff recognizes climate change as the single greatest global public health threat facing humanity.