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Paul A. Stehr-Green, DPH, MPH


Affiliate Associate Professor, Epidemiology

Consulting Epidemiologist,

I am philosophically and professionally committed to assuring access to quality health care and quality of life for all members of our local, national, and global communities

Dr. Paul Stehr-Green has worked as a general public health epidemiologist since 1976. During that time, he has worked on both infectious and noninfectious disease surveillance and outbreak/cluster investigation activities, and has focused especially on vaccine-preventable diseases and environmental health issues. Between 1994 and 1998, he served as the Washington State Epidemiologist, after working as a staff epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for 12 years, at the University of Pittsburgh for 2 years, and with a southwestern Pennsylvania regional public health agency for 4 years; he has also been an Affiliate Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Washington for the past 20 years. Between 1994 and 2011, he has served as a Consulting Epidemiologist for the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board, various programs at the CDC, local Washington State public health jurisdictions, the New Zealand Ministry of Health, and a variety of other public and private clients, and continues to volunteer as a consulting epidemiologist to the local community hospital. He has contributed over 70 manuscripts to the public health/medical literature, and has made over 70 scientific presentations on a variety of public health-related topics.


Contact Information
6305 Blue Mountain Road
Port Angeles, WA 98362-7812
Tel: 360-417-6988
pstehrgreen@live.com


Research Interests
Dr. Stehr-Green has been involved in a wide variety of research and program evaluation activities in domestic and international settings over the past 35 years, including conducting epidemiologic evaluations of health status and service delivery/utilization patterns in medically underserved populations, chronic diseases, environmental health, vaccine-preventable diseases, and general infectious diseases.

Education
DPH, Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh 1982
MPH, Health Services Admin, University of Pittsburgh 1979

Selected Publications
Galloway Y, Stehr-Green P, McNicholas A, O’Hallahan J.  Use of an observational cohort study to estimate the effectiveness of the New Zealand group B meningococcal vaccine in children aged under 5 years. Int J Epidemiol 2009;28:413-418.

McNicholas A, Galloway Y, Stehr-Green P, et al. Post-marketing safety monitoring of a new group B meningococcal vaccine in New Zealand, 2004-2006. Hum Vaccin 2007;3(5):196-204.

Stehr-Green PA, Tull P, Stellfeld M, Mortenson P-B, Simpson D.  Autism and thimerosal-containing vaccines: Lack of consistent evidence for an association. Am J Preventive Med 2003;25:101-106.

Stehr-Green PA, Bettles J, Robertson LD. Effect of racial misclassification of American Indians and Alaskan Natives on Washington State death certificates, 1989–1997. Am J Public Health 2002;92:443-444.

Johnson K, Braden CR, Cairns KL, Field KW, Colombel AC, Yang Z, Woodley CL, Morlock GP, Weber AM, Boudreau AY, Bell TA, Onorato IM, Valway SE, Stehr-Green PA. Transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis from medical waste.  JAMA 2000;284:1683-1688.

Salmond CE, Soljak M, Bandaranayake DR, Stehr-Green PA. Impact of a promotion programme for hepatitis B immunisation. Aust J Public Health 1994;18:253-257.

Stehr-Green PA, Hewer P, Meekin GE, Judd LE. The aetiology and risk factors for warts among poultry processing workers. Int J Epidemiol 1993;22:294-298.

Galloway Y, Stehr-Green PA. Measles in New Zealand, 1991. Comm Dis N Z 1991;91:107-109.

Stehr-Green PA, Wilson N, Lawther A, Miller J. Risk factors for hepatitis B infection among residents and staff at a residential institution for intellectually handicapped persons. N Z Med J 1991;104:514-516.

Kelley PW, Petrocelli BP, Stehr-Green PA, Erickson RL, Mason CJ. The susceptibility of young adult Americans to vaccine-preventable disease: a national serosurvey of U.S. Army recruits. JAMA 1991;266:2724-2729.

Farizo KM, Stehr-Green PA, Simpson DM, Markowitz LE. Pediatric emergency room visits: a risk factor for acquiring measles. Pediatr 1991;87:74-79.

Stehr-Green PA, Sprauer MA, Williams WW, Sullivan KM. Predictors of vaccination behavior among persons aged sixty-five years and older. Am J Public Health 1990;80:1127-1129.

Stehr-Green PA. Demographic and seasonal influences on human serum pesticide residue levels. J Toxicol Environ Health 1989;27:405-421.

Stehr-Green PA, Welty ER, Burse VW. Human exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls at toxic waste sites: investigations in the United States. Arch Environ Health 1988;43:420-424.

Stehr-Green JK, Stehr-Green PA, Schantz PM, Wilson J, Lanier A. Risk factors for infection with Echinococcus multilocularis in Alaska. Am J Trop Med Hyg 1988;38(2):380-385.

Stehr-Green PA, Wohlleb JC, Royce W, Head SL. An evaluation of serum pesticide residue levels and liver function in persons exposed to dairy products contaminated with heptachlor. JAMA 1988;259:374-377.

Hoffman RE, Stehr-Green PA, Webb KB, et al. Health effects of long-term exposure to 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin. JAMA 1986;255:2031-2038.

Stehr PA, Gloninger M, Kuller L, Marsh G, Radford E, Weinberg G. Dietary vitamin A deficiencies and stomach cancer. Am J Epidemiol 1985;121:65-70.

Last Reviewed on 12/10/2014

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