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Program Faculty

The Executive MPH Program draws on faculty from the departments of the University of Washington School of Public Health. The faculty are involved locally, nationally, and internationally in public health research, policy and practice.

Stephen Bezruchka,  MD, MPH, AM
Senior Lecturer, Health Services and Global Health
Research Interests: Effective methods of disseminating determinants of population health to the general population so they work to change societal structures to improve America's health

Wendy Baesler,  MA   (profile)
Clinical Assistant Professor, Health Services
Research Interests: Financial Management, Not-For-Profit Accounting

David Cox,  PhD
Clinical Instructor, Health Services
Research Interests: Toxicology; environmental health

Donna Denno,  MD, MPH   (profile)
Associate Professor, Pediatrics; Associate Professor, Global Health; Adjunct Associate Professor; Health Services
Research Interests: International Health

Wendy Johnson,  MD, MPH   (profile)
Clinical Assistant Professor, Health Services
Research Interests: Global Health

David Kalman,  PhD
Professor and Chair, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences
Research Interests: Environmental chemistry, detection and fate of chemical hazards in natural and man-made environments

Hilary Karasz,  PhD, MA
Affiliate Assistant Professor, Health Services
Research Interests: Health communication; text-messaging for public health

Branko Kopjar,  PhD, MS
Associate Professor, Health Services
Research Interests: Prevention effectiveness; outcomes research; comparative effectiveness; neurosurgery; orthopedics, biostatistics; quality of care; clinical trials

Patricia Lichello,  MA
Affiliate Instructor, Health Services; Director, Health Policy Center Initiative
Research Interests: Health policy; policy research; health marketing and communication

Lloyd Mancl,  PhD, MS   (profile)
Research Associate Professor, Dental Public Health Sciences; Adjunct Research Associate Professor, Biostatistics
Research Interests: Statistical methods for correlated and longitudinal data; generalized estimating equasions and random effects modeling; peridontal disease and TMD

David Masuda,  MD, MS
Adjunct Lecturer, Health Services; Lecturer, Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education
Research Interests: Applied informatics educational program development with a focus on organizational behavior and change management

Margaret McKenna,  PhD, MPH, MA   (profile)
Clinical Associate Professor, Health Services
Research Interests: Health behavior, alternative systems of care, help-seeking behavior

Hendrika Meischke,  PhD, MPH
Professor, Health Services
Research Interests: Health communication; health promotion; theory development

Bud Nicola,  MD, MHSA
Acting Professor, Health Services
Research Interests: Effective group functioning; public health infrastructure

Mark Oberle,  MD, MPH
Associate Dean, School of Public Health, Professor, Health Services, Professor, Epidemiology Professor, Global Health, Adjunct Professor, Medical Education & Biomedical Informatics,
Research Interests: Epidemiology, Informatics

Ian Painter,  PhD, MSc
Clinical Assistant Professor, Health Services
Research Interests: Disease surveillance, public health informatics, statistical graphics, statistical computing, Bayesian statistics, clinical trials, statistical genetics

Martha Pilcher,  PhD, MS
Senior Lecturer, Operations Management; Adjunct Lecturer, Health Sciences
Research Interests: Polyhedral theory and cutting planes, symmetric traveling salesman problem, statistics and methodology for comparing heuristics, test problem generation, vehicle routing, logistics, health-care applications of OM/QM tools and techniques

Deborah Shattuck,  BA   (profile)
Clinical Instructor, Health Services
Research Interests: Health Communication

Lisa Skow,  PhD, MA   (profile)
Clinical Assistant Professor, Health Services
Research Interests: Health promotion and health education

Clarence Spigner,  DrPh, MPH   (profile)
Professor, Health Services
Research Interests: Tobacco-related behavior; racism as a stressor; social construction of 'race' vis-a-vis biological reductionism in health research and behavior; knowledge and opinions about organ donation among ethnic groups; program evaluation; popular culture

Charles Treser,  MPH, DAAS   (profile)
Senior Lecturer, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences
Research Interests: Environmental health practice, law & regulation; policy analysis; decision making; program planning and evaluation; education of environmental health

Marcia Weaver,  PhD, MA   
Research Associate Professor, Global Health; Adjunct Research Associate Professor, Health Services
Research Interests: Cost analysis; HIV/AIDS programs

Marcia Williams,  PhD, MPH   (profile)
Senior Lecturer, Epidemiology; Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Rehabilitation Medicine
Research Interests: Early identification of neuromotor abnormalities in pre term infants; developmental consequences of in utero cocaine exposure; etiology of cerebral palsy in low birth weight infants; effects of prenatal exposure to methamphetamine on the developmental outcome of children; risk factors for clubfoot deformity in infants

Noel Weiss,  MD, DrPH   (profile)
Professor, Epidemiology
Research Interests: Cancer epidemiology, epidemiologic methods, clinical epidemiology

Steven Zeliadt,  PhD, MPH   
Research Assistant Professor, Health Service
Research Interests: Decision-making and quality of life in prostate cancer treatment; cancer screening; costs of health care interventions; evaluation of informed decision making strategies; comparative effectiveness using large databases; quality of life assessment among cancer survivors; decision modeling; assessment of health care costs