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Michael S. Smyser, MPH


Clinical Instructor, Epidemiology

Epidemiologist for Public Health - Seattle & King County, Epidemiology Planning and Evaluation Unit and lead epidemiologist for Automated Data Surveillance project.


Contact Information
Public Health Seattle and King County
Planning and Evaluation Unit
401 Fifth Avenue, CNK-PH-1300
Seattle, WA 98104-4039
Tel: 206-263-8780
Fax: 206-296-0166
Mike.Smyser@kingcounty.gov


Research Interests
Research focuses on assessment of population level health indicators, social determinants of health and racial and ethnic health disparities in King County.

Teaching Interests
Population health, health inequity, discrimination and differential treatment in health care settings, social determinants of health, adolescent health, chronic disease epidemiology (asthma, diabetes, and obesity), and public health informatics.

Education
MPH, Epidemiology, University of Michigan 1989

Projects
Automated Data Surveillance project which includes automated statistical analysis of local and national health data to produce on-demand reports and data visualization.

Selected Publications
Chen R, Smyser M, Chan N, Ta M, Saelens B, Krieger J. Changes in awareness and use of calorie information following mandatory menu-labeling in restaurants in King County, Washington. Am J Public Health. 2015 (in press).

Cheadle A, Bourcier E, Krieger J, Beery W, Smyser M, Vinh DV, Lessler D, Alfonsi L. The Impact of a Community-based Chronic Disease Prevention Initiative: Evaluation Findings from Steps to Health King County. Health Educ Behav 2011 38: 222.

Castor ML, Smyser MS, Taualii MM, Park AN, Lawson SA, Forquera RA. A nationwide population based study identifying health disparities among American Indians and Alaska Natives living in select urban counties. Am J Public Health. 2006;96:1478–1484.


Last Reviewed on 11/13/2014

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