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Tao Kwan-Gett

Clinical Professor, Health Systems and Population Health

Chief Science Officer, Washington State Department of Health


Research Interests

Public health practice; communicable disease epidemiology; health informatics


Tao Sheng Kwan-Gett is a primary care pediatrician at Virginia Mason Sand Point Pediatrics at University Village. He served as Director of the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice from 2013 through 2015, and then as Associate Director of the Executive Master of Public Health until 2018. Before joining the Department of Health Services faculty he worked for 6 years as a medical epidemiologist in the communicable disease program at Public Health – Seattle & King County, where he helped oversee the day to day work of the disease investigation team in infectious disease surveillance and outbreak investigation. Earlier in his primary care career he served as Associate Medical Director of the Harborview Medical Center Community House Calls Program, and made annual volunteer trips to the Thai-Burma border working with refugees and migrant workers from Burma.


MD Harvard University, 1991
MPH University of Washington, 1998
AB Engineering, Harvard University, 1986

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