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Washington Epidemiologist Appointed Chair of IDSA Public Health Committee

DuchinDr. Jeff Duchin, adjunct professor of epidemiology at the University of Washington School of Public Health, was appointed chair of the Public Health Committee of the Infectious Diseases Society of America for a two-year term. Dr. Duchin serves as a spokesperson for the society and works with staff and committee members on legislative issues, position papers, and education for national policy makers. He said current priorities include promoting more effective adult immunization, combating antimicrobial drug resistance, and promoting development of improved vaccines, particularly influenza and pertussis. Other goals include fostering bio-emergency preparedness and assuring capacity to detect and respond to infectious diseases.


Dr. Duchin is chief of communicable disease control in the Epidemiology and Immunization Section of Public Health - Seattle & King County. He is also a University of Washington professor of medicine, division of allergy and infectious diseases, and serves on the faculty of the School’s Northwest Center for Public Health Practice.


[Photo: Dr. Jeff Duchin]