Start Center - Strategic Analysis, Research & Training Center

Judd Walson

START Center Executive Director

Judd Walson is a Professor in the Departments of Global Health, Medicine, Pediatrics, and Epidemiology at the University of Washington. Dr. Walson completed his Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Residencies at Duke University, a Fellowship in Infectious Disease at the University of Washington and received his MPH from Tufts University. He has extensive experience working in research, public health programming, policy development, product development and clinical practice. His research focuses on interventions to improve child survival, growth and development Africa and South-Asia. He collaborates with ministries of health, NGOs and academic partners in Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina Faso, India, Kenya, Malawi, Nepal, Pakistan, Thailand and Uganda. He also serves as the principal investigator of several large multi-country clinical trials where he has successfully developed and strengthened international partnerships across academic, public health, industry, governmental and multilateral organizations.

Specific Skills: Infectious disease clinical expertise, study design and implementation, mentoring.