Denise McCulloch, MD, MPH

Dr. Denise McCulloch MD, MPH
Faculty Member

Denise McCulloch, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor
Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division, Fred Hutch

Assistant Professor
Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutch

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Dr. Denise McCulloch is a physician and epidemiologist who specializes in infectious diseases and is focused on the study of respiratory viruses in immunocompromised populations. Her interest in viral diagnostics and immune responses to infection took her in 2019 to the University of Washington laboratory of Dr. Helen Chu, who was carrying out surveillance of influenza and other respiratory diseases in vulnerable populations. There she also worked on the Seattle Flu Study, which detected and responded to the first known cases of community transmission of COVID-19 in the United States. Dr. McCulloch’s experience with clinical trials of home-based testing and treatment of SARS-CoV-2 informs her current epidemiological studies of viruses that cause respiratory infections.

Other Appointments & Affiliations

Assistant Director of Infection Prevention
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center

Assistant Medical Director of the Infectious Diseases Outpatient Clinic
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center


Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, 2014, MPH (Epidemiology)

Emory University School of Medicine, 2014, MD

Williams College, 2008, BA

Research Interests

Respiratory viruses – epidemiology, diagnostics, treatment and prevention

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