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Regular and Research Faculty

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Anju Aggarwal PhD (Johns Hopkins University), MSc (Delhi University (India))
Research Associate
Nutritional epidemiology; obesity; chronic diseases

Susan J. Astley PhD (University of Washington)
Etiology; diagnosis and prevention of fetal alcohol syndrome

Jared Baeten MD (University of Washington), PhD (University of Washington)
HIV/AIDS and other STDs; women; Africa

Janet Baseman PhD (University of Washington), MPH (University of Texas (Houston))
Associate Professor
Applied epidemiology in public health practice; informatics; infectious disease epidemiology; surveillance

Shirley A. A. Beresford PhD (University of London (UK))
Nutritional epidemiology; folic acid; fruit and vegetable; exercise in preventive intervention trials

Parveen Bhatti PhD (University of Washington), MSc (University of British Columbia (Canada))
Research Assistant Professor
Occupational and environmental epidemiology of cancer with a focus in biomarkers of exposure, susceptibility and disease

Dedra S. Buchwald MD (University of California (San Diego))
Fatigue and chronic fatigue syndrome; chronic pain and fibromyalgia; American Indian and Alaska Native health

Scott Davis PhD (University of Washington), MS (University of Rochester)
Epidemiology of radiation and cancer; hematopoietic cancers; epidemiologic methods for disease clustering and aggregation

Joseph A. Delaney PhD (McGill University (Canada)), MA (Lakehead University)
Research Assistant Professor
Cardiovascular Epidemiology, Pharmacoepidemiology, Infectious diseases (principally HIV), Causal Inference, Propensity Score methods, Lifestyle predictors of disease

Adam Drewnowski PhD (Rockefeller University), MA (Oxford University (UK))
Genetic variation in taste preference related to food choice and disease risk

Daniel A. Enquobahrie PhD (University of Washington), MPH (University of Washington), MD (Addis Ababa University)
Associate Professor
Cardiovascular/perinatal epidemiology; developmental origins; genetic/molecular epidemiology (transcription and post-transcription regulation); international research

Carey Farquhar MD (Harvard University)
AIDS epidemiology and HIV prevention in Africa; heterosexual and vertical HIV transmission

Annette L. Fitzpatrick PhD (University of Washington), MA (Southern Illinois University)
Research Professor
Studies of aging and chronic diseases; cardiovascular disease and its risk factors; physical and cognitive functioning in the elderly; dementia including Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia; chronic disease in developing countries

Amanda M. Fretts PhD (University of Washington), MPH (University of Washington)
Assistant Professor
American Indian health; diabetes; interventions; nutrition; physical activity; lifestyle; social epidemiology; health disparities; obesity; fatty acids; cardio-metabolic disease prevention.

Gary M. Goldbaum MD (University of Colorado), MPH (University of Washington)
Associate Professor
Translation of epidemiology into local public health practice

Jack Goldberg PhD (University of Illinois at Chicago)
Research Professor
Twin research; veteran health; psychiatric epidemiology

Brandon Guthrie PhD (University of Washington), MPH (University of Washington)
Assistant Professor

Anjum Hajat PhD (University of North Carolina), MPH (University of Michigan)
Acting Assistant Professor
Social epidemiology, environmental epidemiology, cardiovascular disease

Elizabeth Halloran MPH (Harvard University), DSc (Harvard University)
Research encompasses a wide range of quantitative methods applied to research in infectious diseases

Stephen E. Hawes PhD (University of Washington), MS (University of Washington)
Associate Professor
HPV, HIV-1 and HIV-2, and other sexually transmitted infections in Senegal West Africa, cervical cancer, HPV screening and vaccination, biomarkers for early detection and recurrence of cancer, global health, and maternal and child health.

Susan R. Heckbert MD (Case Western Reserve University), MPH (University of Washington), PhD (University of Washington)
Clinical epidemiology; cardiovascular epidemiology; pharmacoepidemiology; pharmacogenetics

Renee Heffron PhD (University of Washington), MPH (Tulane University)
Assistant Professor
Contraception and HIV acquisition risk; HIV prevention among HIV discordant couples

Victoria L. Holt PhD (University of Washington), MPH (University of Washington)
Professor and Acting Chair
Women's reproductive health; prenatal and perinatal care; domestic violence

Lisa A. Jackson MD (University of Virginia), MPH (University of Washington)
Research Professor
Infectious disease epidemiology; vaccine efficacy; cost benefit analysis

Grace C. John-Stewart MD (University of Michigan), MPH (University of Washington), PhD (University of Washington)
HIV-1 transmission; mother-to-child transmission of HIV-1; treatment of HIV-1

Joel D. Kaufman MD (University of Michigan), MPH (University of Washington)
Environmental and occupational epidemiology, health effects of diesel exhaust exposures, environmental factors in cardiovascular and respiratory disease, occupational asthma, traffic-related air pollution and environmental health

Mary A. Kernic PhD (University of Washington), MPH (University of Washington)
Research Associate Professor
Intimate partner violence; injury epidemiology; psychiatric epidemiology

Elizabeth Kirk PhD (University of Washington)
Senior Lecturer
chronic disease states, such as dietary and inflammatory influences, as well as sports nutrition.

Mario Kratz PhD (University of Bonn (Germany)), MSc (University of Bonn (Germany))
Research Associate Professor
Nutrition intervention studies on obesity as well as the molecular and metabolic links between obesity and associated diseases (type 2 diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular disease, certain types of cancer)

Walter A. Kukull PhD (University of Washington), MS (Western Washington University)
Neuroepidemiology: conditions causing adult cognitive impairment and dementia (e.g., AD, PD, FTLD)

Johanna W. Lampe PhD (University of Minnesota)
Research Professor
Nutritional epidemiology; dietary interventions to test the effects of plant-food constituents on biomarkers of cancer risk

Christopher I. Li MD (University of California (San Francisco)), PhD (University of Washington), MPH (University of Washington)
Research Professor
Studies of cancer early detection, etiology and clinical outcomes with a focus primarily on breast cancer.

Sara Lindstroem PhD (Umea University), MSc (Umea University)

Alyson Littman PhD (University of Washington), MPH (University of Washington)
Research Associate Professor
Physical activity; obesity; complementary/alternative medicine modalities (yoga); cancer survivorship; health promotion activities in people with physical disabilities

Anne E. Lund RD (Commission on Dietetic Registration), MPH (University of Washington)
Obesity prevention through school wellness policies; physical activity promotion and screen time reduction; the relationship between school environments and student intake

Margaret M. Madeleine PhD (University of Washington), MPH (Yale University)
Research Assistant Professor
Human papillomavirus-related cancers; cancer immunogenetics; pathogens in cancer etiology

Kathi Malone PhD (University of Washington), MPH (Yale University)
Research Professor
Epidemiology of breast cancer, including environmental and genetic predictors of developing breast cancer, and prognostic determinants of outcomes following breast cancer; genetic epidemiology; epidemiologic methods

Lisa E. Manhart MPH (Tulane University), PhD (University of Washington)

Jonathan D. Mayer PhD (University of Michigan), MA (University of Michigan), BA (University of Rochester)
Ecology and epidemiology of infectious disease; emerging infectious diseases; environmental change and health; spatial methods; epidemiology of pain, philosophy and history of epidemiologic thought, epidemiology of multiple sclerosis

Scott McClelland MD (University of Washington), MPH (University of Washington)
International epidemiology; prevention and treatment of HIV-1 and sexually transmitted diseases in resource-limited settings

Anne McTiernan MD (New York Medical College), PhD (University of Washington)
Research Professor
Breast & colon cancer; exercise; obesity; chemoprevention; cancer survivorship; hormones

Charlie Mock MD (Brown University), PhD (University of Washington), MPH (University of Washington)
Injury prevention and trauma care, especially in low- and middle-income countries.

Suresh H. Moolgavkar PhD (Johns Hopkins University), MBBS (Bombay University (India))
Cancer epidemiology; quantitative methodology

Beth A. Mueller DPH (Tulane University), MPH (University of California Los Angeles)
Reproductive and perinatal epidemiology; epidemiology of cancer in women and children with a focus on environmental exposures in pregnancy; epidemiologic methods; injury epidemiology

Polly A. Newcomb PhD (University of Washington), MPH (University of Washington)
Research Professor
Identification of modifiable risk factors for common cancers--colorectal, breast and endometrium; screening efficacy; survivorship; genetic testing

Ulrike Peters PhD (University of Kiel (Germany)), MPH (University of North Carolina)
Research Professor
Molecular and genetic epidemiology; nutritional prevention of cancer; cancer epidemiology; gene diet interactions

Amanda Phipps PhD (University of Washington), MPH (University of California (Berkeley))
Assistant Professor
Cancer epidemiology, molecular epidemiology, cancer survival

Bruce M. Psaty MD (Indiana University), PhD (Indiana University)
Cardiovascular epidemiology; myocardial infarction and stroke; venous thrombosis; atrial fibrillation; and risk factors, including hypertension, dyslipidemia, and diabetes; pharmacoepidemiology and drug safety; genetics, genomics and pharmacogenetics; and epidemiological methods

Gayle E. Reiber PhD (University of Washington), MPH (Johns Hopkins University)
Prevention, control and cost of diabetes; health services research

Alexander P. Reiner MD (Johns Hopkins University), MSc (University of Washington)
Research Professor
Genetic epidemiology of atherosclerotic, thrombotic and cardiovascular disease; population biology; genomics

Mary A. Rossing PhD (University of Washington), DVM (University of Illinois)
Research Professor
Cancer epidemiology; reproductive health

Ali Rowhani-Rahbar MD (Mashhad University of Medical Sciences (Iran)), MPH (Yale University), PhD (University of Washington)
Assistant Professor
 Injury Epidemiology, Epidemiologic Methods

Melissa A. Schiff MD (University of Michigan), MPH (University of Washington)
Reproductive and perinatal epidemiology; injury epidemiology including injury during pregnancy, sports injuries in youth and sports-related concussions

Stephen M. Schwartz PhD (University of Washington), MPH (Yale University)
Epidemiology of cancer; cardiovascular disease & female reproductive conditions; interaction of molecular genetics and environmental factors in health and disease

Nicholas L. Smith PhD (University of Washington)
Cardiovascular pharmacoepidemiology; genetic epidemiology; clinical epidemiology; health services research

Janet L. Stanford PhD (Johns Hopkins University), MPH (Emory University)
Research Professor
Genetic and environmental factors in the etiology of prostate and breast cancer; quality of life after treatment of the prostate

Ann Vander Stoep PhD (University of Washington), MS (University of Oklahoma)
Associate Professor
Epidemiological studies and program evaluations within the field of child and adolescent mental health

Thomas L. Vaughan MD (University of Illinois), MPH (University of Washington)
Environmental and genetic factors in etiology of cancer, particularly interest in those arising in the respiratory and GI tracts; Co-Head of the epidemiology program at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Anna Wald MD (Mt Sinai School of Medicine), MPH (University of Washington)
Virology; epidemiology of genital herpes simplex

Noel S. Weiss MD (Stanford University), DrPH (Harvard University)
Cancer epidemiology; epidemiologic methods; clinical epidemiology

Marcia Swanson Williams PhD (University of Washington), MPH (University of Washington)
Senior Lecturer
Early identification of neuromotor abnormalities in pre term infants, as well as the developmental consequences of in utero cocaine exposure

Rachel L. Winer PhD (University of Washington), MPH (University of Washington)
Associate Professor
Epidemiology and prevention of human papillomavirus (HPV) infections and HPV-related cancers