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Health Promotion

Director, Health Promotion

Mark has worked in the fields of health promotion and welllness for 24 years (including 19 with college students), and welcomes talking with people about ways they can live a healthier lifestyle. His special areas of interest include substance abuse prevention, men's health, smoking cessation, and stress management.

Personal Interests
When "off duty," Mark likes to attend sports events, jazz concerts, and travel to new places.

1. Why is it important to maintain a medical record?

Each time you visit a Hall Health Center provider, a record of your visit is made. Typically this record contains your symptoms, examination and text results, diagnoses, treatment, and a plan for future care or treatment. This information, often called your health or medical record, serves as:

Our many Primary and Specialty Care Clinics offer much more than your typical student health center.


You are already eligible for many valuable health services, which are available at no further cost to UW students who pay the quarterly Services and Activity Fee along with their tuition:

Wellness is defined as “an active process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a more successful existence,” or more simply, striving to be as healthy as you can be in all aspects of your life.

Wellness is more than just an exercise regimen or a nutrition program. Wellness is a way of approaching life and its challenges in the most positive way possible.

Contact and location

Mark Shaw Director, Health Promotion (206) 616-8476
Colin Maloney Tobacco Cessation Program Coordinator (206) 685-7848

The Health Promotion office is on the main floor of Hall Health and is directly to your right as you enter through the front door, in Room #187.

Note: The University Health Education Leadership Program (UHELP) has moved to UW Health & Wellness at the Division of Student Life, effective July 1, 2013. See the Peer Health Education program website for information about this program.

The Health Promotion Department uses the Wellness Wheel to help students  evaluate and improve their overall health and wellness.

The following websites are credible informational and educational resources:


  • Mark Shaw, MS: Director of Health Promotion
    Having worked in the field health promotion with college students for 17 years, Mark welcomes talking with people about ways they can live a healthier lifestyle.

  • Colin Maloney: Tobacco Cessation Program Coordinator
    Colin has previously worked for the Washington State Tobacco Quitline, and currently is part of the Universityʼs Tobacco Scholars Program.

Our Health Promotion staff and Wellness Resource Center volunteers are committed to helping people make informed, voluntary, and health-promoting behavior changes, by thinking critically about lifestyle choices, that will enhance wellbeing and academic success. Our services include:

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