University of Washington School of Public Health

Helen Chu - SPH Faculty Bio

Helen Chu

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Assistant Professor, Medicine - Allergy and Infectious Dis.
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Epidemiology

Box 359779
R&T Bldg, 300 9th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104
helenchu@uw.edu

Research Interests

Dr. Chu's research is focused on maternal immunization, in particular vaccines against influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). She studies the virologic and immunologic correlates of protection from respiratory viral infections in pregnant women, infants, and older adults, and performs clinical trials of vaccine candidates in both domestic and international sites, including Nepal and Bangladesh. She has developed immunologic assays to study transplacental transfer and decay kinetics of RSV antibody, and nosocomial and household transmission of respiratory viruses by genotypic analysis and molecular sequencing.

Maternal immunization, in particular vaccines against influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)

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Education

MPH   Epidemiology, University of Washington, 2012
MD   Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, 2005
BA   Cornell University, 2001