Dr. Danielle Zerr MD
Danielle M. Zerr, MD, MPH; Professor and Division Chief of Pediatric Infectious Disease and Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology, University of Washington; Affiliate Investigator at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; and the Medical Director of Infection Prevention at Seattle Childrens Hospital.
Dr. Zerr's research has focused on two main areas:(1) defining the epidemiology of viral pathogens in healthy children and immunocompromised hosts and (2) describing the epidemiology and defining prevention strategies for healthcare-associated infections. Recent work includes studies aimed at defining the epidemiology of human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6) in hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients. In addition, Dr. Zerr collaborates with Dr. Weissman and Dr. Qin in investigating the molecular epidemiology of broad-spectrum beta-lactam resistance in pediatric Enterobacteriaceae infections. Dr. Zerr also leads a multicenter trial aimed at reducing healthcare-associated infections in children with cancer.