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Janet A. M.D. Englund, MD

Infectious Disease
Associated with Fellowship(s)
Infectious Disease Fellowship
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Dr. Englund’s research interests include the study of the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of viral respiratory diseases in children, pregnant women, and immunocompromised hosts. She studies new viral vaccines and novel methods of antiviral therapy for respiratory viruses including influenza, adenovirus, parainfluenza viruses, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). Dr. Englund has a longstanding interest in maternal immunization and is a coinvestigator of maternal immunization studies with influenza virus vaccines in Nepal sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, in collaboration with colleagues at Johns Hopkins and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital  As a Clinical Associate at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, she is actively involved in transplant-related protocols with Drs. Michael Boeckh and Alpana Waghmare in studies of the prevention, treatment and outcome of respiratory viral diseases in transplant recipients of all ages.

Dr. Englund’s research group at Seattle Children’s Hospital is part of the New Vaccine Surveillance Network of the Centers for Disease Control (2010 ongoing through 2021), participating in respiratory and gastrointestinal viral surveillance in collaboration with Dr. Eileen Klein, Pediatric Emergency Department. This group assesses vaccine effectiveness of rotavirus and influenza virus vaccines in population-based studies of healthy and sick children and is involved in epidemiological studies of other viruses including RSV, rhinovirus, EVD-68, and norovirus. Dr. Englund and her research team are actively involved in studies of new respiratory vaccines and antivirals including vaccines for the prevention of RSV in infants, children, and pregnant women, and antivirals in healthy and immunocompromised children. Her group is also studying new methods to diagnose and characterize viral respiratory diseases in collaboration with investigators including Jane Kuypers, PhD, Dept. of Lab Medicine, University of Washington (UW), Tim Rose, PhD, Dept. of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Paul Yager, PhD, Dept. of Bioengineering, UW.

Dr. Englund is a frequent speaker at national and international meetings, and active in national and international organizations including AAP, the CDC-sponsored Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), the FDA Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRPBAC), and the maternal immunization safety group at World Health Organization. She is past president of PIDS, past member of the WHO Influenza working group, and a current member of the Board of Directors and Influenza Working Group of the Infectious Disease Society of America. She received the Pediatric Infectious Disease Society’s Distinguished Physician Award in 2015.

A full listing of her publications can be found here