Jeff Duchin is the Health Officer for Public Health–Seattle & King County and also serves as the Chief of the Department’s Communicable Disease Epidemiology & Immunization Section. As Heath Officer, Jeff is the key science advisor on program and policy development and provides leadership in developing priorities and setting strategies for the Department’s work. He also holds appointments at the University of Washington as Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Adjunct Professor in the School of Public Health.
Jeff has served on a variety of national level health policy and advisory bodies. He currently is a member of the National Academy of Medicine’s (NAM, formerly Institute of Medicine, IOM) Forum on Microbial Threats, is the Chair of the Public Health Committee for the Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA) and a Liaison Member to CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) representing the National Association of City and County Health Officials.
Jeff did his infectious disease subspecialty training at the University of Washington after completing his internal medicine residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and a fellowship in general internal medicine and emergency medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Jeff also trained as a CDC Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Officer, assigned to the National Center for Infectious Diseases, and completed the CDC’s Preventive Medicine Residency program.