Danielle M Zerr, MD, MPH

Danielle M Zerr, MD, MPH


  • Children's Title: Division Chief
  • Academic Title: Professor, Pediatrics
  • Foundation Title: Children's Hospital Guild Association Endowed Chair in Pediatric Infectious Disease Research
  • Research Center: Center for Clinical and Translational Research
  • On Staff Since: July 1999
"The best part of my work is helping patients with serious infections (and their families) understand their infection and the treatment options."
  • Biography

    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 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.

    Board Certification(s)

    Pediatric Infectious Diseases


    Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
    University of Washington School of Public Health, Seattle, WA


    University of Washington, Seattle, WA

    Clinical Interests

    Viral infections in healthy children and immunocompromised hosts and healthcare associated infections

    Research Description

    My research focuses on the epidemiology of infectious diseases in healthy and immunocompromised hosts. A particular focus areas include human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6) infections in immunocompromised populations. I am also interested in studying the epidemiology and prevention of healthcare-associated infections in pediatrics.

    Research Focus Area

    Epidemiology, Host: Pathogen Interaction

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