Dr. Jeffrey Duchin, adjunct professor of epidemiology at the University of Washington School of Public Health, has been invited to serve on the Board of Scientific Counsellors in the Office of Infectious Diseases (OID) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He was invited by Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Sylvia Mathews Burwell.
[Photo: Dr. Jeffrey Duchin]
Dr. Duchin, a professor of medicine in the Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at UW Medicine and health officer and chief of the Communicable Disease Epidemiology & Immunization Section at Public Health – Seattle & King County, will serve a four-year term beginning October 1.
“I’m honored to have been asked to serve in this capacity and to be able to bring my perspectives informed by my role as a local public health practitioner and member of the University of Washington community,” Dr. Duchin said.
He is a nationally recognized leader in public health, infectious diseases and epidemiology. His work has spanned a broad range of infectious disease topic areas, including HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, zoonotic diseases, bioterrorism preparedness, vaccine safety, antimicrobial resistance and outbreak investigation. He is also a member of the Forum on Microbial Threats at the National Academy of Medicine and a fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, where he recently was the chair of the Public Health Committee.
The 17-member board advises the secretary of HHS, as well as the directors of the CDC, the OID and the CDC’s three infectious disease national centers — the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Disease, the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, and the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention.