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Regular and Research Faculty

Name and AppointmentsEducationResearch Interests
Associate Professor
Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education (primary appt.)
Associate Professor
Health Services
 
PhD
, 2005
Stanford University
(Biomedical Informatics)
BS
, 1993
North Carolina State University
(Applied Math, Biochemistry)
 
Public Health Informatics standards, epidemic models, and molecular epidemiology in the context of global health; scientific and social networks as they pertain to collaborative research; novel 3-D imaging displays; Environmental interventions for infectious disease; high-throughput biology; evolutionary game theory.
Associate Professor
Health Services (primary appt.)
 
MD
, 1981
Harvard Medical School
(Medicine)
JD
, 1977
Harvard University
(Law)
MPH
, 1992
Johns Hopkins University
BA
, 1972
Seattle University
(Mathematics)
 
Public health practice; emergency preparedness; public health law
Professor
Health Services (primary appt.)
Adjunct Professor
Pharmacy
Adjunct Associate Professor
Economics
 
PhD
, 2004
University of Chicago
(Health Economics, Public Policy)
MS
, 1999
University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill)
(Biostatistics)
MS
, 1997
University of Toledo
(Pharmaceutical Sciences)
BS
, 1995
Jadavpur University
(Pharmaceutical Sciences)
 
Health econometrics; cost-effectiveness; comparative effectiveness and value of information analyses; quality of life; spill-over effects; substantive focus on cancer, mental health and diabetes
Senior Lecturer
Health Services (primary appt.)
Senior Lecturer
Global Health
 
MD
, 1973
Stanford University
(Medicine)
AM
, 1967
Harvard University
(Mathematics)
MPH
, 1993
Johns Hopkins University
(International Health)
BSc
, 1966
University of Toronto (Canada)
(Mathematics, Physics)
 
Effective methods of disseminating determinants of population health to the general population so they work to change societal structures to improve America's health; theories of global health asking the question why do countries order by health outcomes such as life expectancy in the Health Olympics?; medical harm and the lack of interest in the USA for responding to this marked health risk; medical tourism and its affect on host populations
Assistant Professor
Health Services (primary appt.)
Staff Scientist,
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
 
PhD
, 2005
Pennsylvania State University
(Biobehavioral Health)
MS
, 2002
Pennsylvania State University
(Biobehavioral Health)
BA
, 1998
California State University, Long Beach
(Psychology)
 
Biobehavioral research methods; community based participatory research; cancer health disparities; cancer survivorship in underserved populations
Associate Professor
Biostatistics (primary appt.)
Associate Professor
Health Services
 
PhD
, 2008
Johns Hopkins University
(Biostatistics)
BSc
, 2004
University of Hong Kong
(Actuarial Science)
 
Survival analysis and stochastic processes; epidemiological design and analysis; missing data and causal inference; nonlinear mixed models and predictions; semiparametric models
Assistant Professor
Health Services (primary appt.)
 
PhD
, 2005
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(Economics)
BA
, 1997
College of William And Mary
(Economics)
 
Long-term care; disability policy; health insurance; how government programs impact health and behavior; how health/disability and the labor market are intertwined
Professor
Health Services (primary appt.)
Professor
Oral Health Sciences
Adjunct Professor
Finance and Business Economics
 
PhD
, 1978
University of Chicago
(Business, Economics, Finance)
MBA
, 1976
University of Chicago
(Business Admin, Finance)
MHA
, 1973
University of Washington
(Health Administration)
BS
, 1970
University of Washington
(Psychology)
 
Vertical integration in health services; integrated health systems; impact of financial incentives on physician behavior
Professor
Health Services (primary appt.)
 
PhD
, 1971
University of Michigan
(Medical Care Organization)
MA
, 1970
University of Michigan
(Economics)
MBA
, 1961
University of Chicago
(Business (Hospital Administration))
BA
, 1959
Duke University
(Business Administration)
 
The relationships between the changing environment of health care, the strategic and structural responses of health care organizations, their management, and their performance; management practice in health care organizations; physicians in management and leadership roles; the medical home model of primary care; rural health care
Associate Professor
Health Services (primary appt.)
Adjunct Associate Professor
School of Social Work
 
DrPH
, 1997
University of California (Berkeley)
(Public Health Education)
BA
, 1978
San Francisco State
(Health Education)
MPH
, 1989
University of California (Berkeley)
(Public Health Education)
 
Native American mental health; community-based participatory research
Research Assistant Professor
Health Services (primary appt.)
Investigator,
University of Washington,
Seattle Quality of Life Group
 
PhD
, 1994
Claremont Graduate University
(Applied Social Psychology)
MA
, 1989
Claremont Graduate University
(Applied Social Psychology)
BS
, 1987
University of Wisconsin (Stevens Point)
(Psychology)
 
Development and validation of patient-reported measures of symptoms, function, and quality of life; integration of patient-reported measures into clinical practice, decision making, and assessment of treatment outcomes
Professor
General Internal Medicine (primary appt.)
Professor
Health Services
 
MD
, 1977
St Louis University
MPH
, 1981
University of Washington
(Health Services)
BS
, 1973
(Chemistry)
 
Quality of care particularly in the outpatient setting and in health measurement; clinical topics including heart disease, COPD, UTI, anticoagulation
Associate Chair
Global Health
Professor
Global Health (primary appt.)
Professor
Health Services
Adjunct Professor
Epidemiology
Adjunct Professor
Evans School
Adjunct Professor
Family Medicine
Adjunct Professor
Industrial & Systems Engineering
 
MD
, 1973
University of Chicago
(Family Practice Medicine)
MPH
, 1983
Harvard University
(Health Policy and Management)
BA
, 1969
Harvard University
(Biochemistry)
 
Infectious disease epidemiology (STD, TB, EPI); health systems research; political economy of health and impact and equity in health care
Professor
Health Services (primary appt.)
Professor
Oral Health Sciences
Adjunct Professor
Sociology
 
PhD
, 1982
University of Washington
(Urban Planning)
MA
, 1975
Washington State University
(Sociology)
BA
, 1973
Washington State University
(Sociology)
 
Design and performance of health care systems; prevention; technology diffusion; program evaluation; survey research
Professor
Health Services (primary appt.)
Adjunct Professor
Pediatrics
Medical Director, Preventive Care,
Group Health Permanente
 
MD
, 1982
University of California Los Angeles
MPH
, 1990
University of Washington
BS
, 1978
University of California (Berkeley)
(Chemistry)
 
Injury control; Native American health; suicide prevention
Associate Professor
Global Health (primary appt.)
Associate Professor
Health Services
 
MHA
, 1983
University of Washington
(Health Administration)
PhD
, 2003
University of Washington
(Health Services)
 
International health workforce issues, the effects of war on global health
Senior Lecturer
Family Medicine (primary appt.)
Senior Lecturer
Health Services
 
MD
, 1983
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
MPH
, 2000
University of Washington
(Health Services)
BA
, 1977
Wellesley College
(Psychology)
 
Reduction of tobacco use and related illnesses through education, advocacy, policy change, implementation of clinical practice guidelines, and community-based interventions; clinical interventions for treatment of tobacco dependence and alcohol-related risk reduction among college students
Senior Lecturer
Health Services (primary appt.)
 
PhD
, 1989
University of Washington
(Education)
MEd
, 1974
Seattle University
(Education)
BS
, 1963
Seattle University
(Medical Records Administration)
 
Health information management; privacy and confidentiality of health information
Associate Professor
Health Services (primary appt.)
 
PhD
, 2001
University of North Carolina
(Social Psychology)
MPH
, 2001
University of North Carolina
(Public Health)
BA
, 1995
University of Puget Sound
(Psychology)
 
Cancer prevention and control; chronic disease prevention; dissemination and implementation research; health promotion; workplace health promotion
Professor
Health Services (primary appt.)
Vice Chair
Health Services
 
MD
, 1978
University of Texas (Southwestern)
(Medicine)
MPH
, 1993
Johns Hopkins University
(Public Health)
BA
, 1975
University of Texas (Austin)
(Zoology)
MBA
, 2003
University of Washington
 
Health-care quality; economic evaluation; systematic reviews of community-based prevention, older adults, physical activity, tobacco, chronic disease, adult immunization
Lecturer
Health Services (primary appt.)
 
MPH
, 1986
University of North Carolina
(Maternal and Child Health)
BA
, 1982
Harvard University
(Psychology)
 
Effectiveness of health behavior/health promotion interventions
Research Associate Professor
Health Services (primary appt.)
Investigator,
VA Health Services Research & Development
 
PhD
, 2001
University of Minnesota
(Health Services Research)
BA
, 1985
Georgetown University
(Economics)
 
Chronic disease with elderly and minority populations; disease management; social determinants of health disparities
Research Assistant Professor
Health Services (primary appt.)
Postdoctoral Research Fellow,
Veterans Administration Puget Sound Health Care System
 
BA
, 1998
Gonzaga University
MPH
, 2000
University of Washington
(Health Services)
PhD
, 2005
University of North Carolina
(Health Services)
 
Organizational behavior; organizational culture; innovation implementation; change management
Clinical Associate Professor
Family Medicine
Senior Lecturer
Health Services (primary appt.)
 
MHA
, 1974
University of Michigan
BA
, 1968
Lawrence University
(Mathematics)
 
Community development; strategic planning; rural health
Professor
Health Services (primary appt.)
Adjunct Professor
Pediatric Dentistry
 
PhD
, 1991
University of Washington
(Psychology)
MPH
, 1994
University of Washington
(Epidemiology)
BS
, 1980
University of Washington
(Psychology)
 
Design, delivery and evaluation of preventive interventions with young children and families; social bases of language; cognitive and emotional development in normal and at-risk children; language and literacy development; parents' health literacy
Professor
Radiology (primary appt.)
Professor
Health Services
Professor
Neurosurgery
Adjunct Professor
Orthopedics
Adjunct Professor
Pharmacy
 
MD
, 1987
University of California (San Diego)
MPH
, 1995
University of Washington
BA
, 1981
University of California (San Diego)
 
Technology assessment; diagnostic testing
Associate Professor
Health Services (primary appt.)
 
PhD
, 1998
University of Minnesota
(Health Services Research, Policy and Administration)
BS
, 1987
United States Naval Academy
(History)
 
Organizational theory; healthcare quality; long-term care; veteran's care; information technology
Professor
Health Services (primary appt.)
 
PhD
, 1995
University of Washington
(Nutritional Science)
MS
, 1979
Syracuse University
(Nutrition)
BS
, 1973
Iowa State University
(Nutrition)
 
Pediatric nutrition; efficacy of public health nutrition interventions; public health approaches to obesity
Adjunct Principal Lecturer
Global Health
Principal Lecturer
Health Services (primary appt.)
 
CPH
, 1975
University of Toronto (Canada)
(Public Health)
BS
, 1974
University of Wisconsin
(Zoology)
 
Health policy; health sector leadership; social/political determinants; health system market change; health care costs and access, health sector education and training
Chair
Health Services
Professor
Health Services (primary appt.)
Adjunct Professor
Pharmacy
 
ScD
, 1978
Johns Hopkins University
(Health Services Admin)
BS
, 1973
Boston University
(Mathematics)
 
Cost-effectiveness and diagnostic value of medical technology in screening for cancer and other diseases
Assistant Professor
Health Services (primary appt.)
 
PhD
, 2008
University of North Carolina
(Health Education, Health Behavior)
MPH
, 2000
Boston University
(Epidemiology)
MS
, 1999
University of Texas
(Biological Sciences)
BS
, 1994
University of Texas
(Biological Sciences)
 
Health communication interventions using new media; decision making in cancer screening; mediators and moderators of behavior change; cancer prevention and control; obesity prevention; health literacy and health disparity; aging and social support
Associate Professor
Health Services (primary appt.)
 
MD
, 1987
University of Zagreb (Yugoslavia)
(Internal Medicine)
PhD
, 1996
University of Oslo (Norway)
(Epidemiology)
MS
, 1991
University of Zagreb (Yugoslavia)
(Biostatistics)
 
Prevention effectiveness; outcomes research; comparative effectiveness; neurosurgery; orthopedics, biostatistics; quality of care; clinical trials
Acting Assistant Professor
Health Services (primary appt.)
Associate Health Fellow,
Veterans Administration Puget Sound Health Care System
 
PhD
, 2007
Saybrook Graduate School
(Psychology)
MSc
, 1988
Centro de Altos Estudios en Ciencias Exactas
(Molecular Biology, Physiology)
BSc
Centro de Altos Estudios en Ciencias Exactas
(Biological Sciences)
 
Complementary and integrative medicine; supportive care in oncology; palliative/end-of-life care; international palliative care; optimal healing environments; Planetree and other patient-centered, and relationship-centered care models; spirituality and intention in healing
Senior Lecturer
Health Services (primary appt.)
Adjunct Senior Lecturer
Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education
 
MPH
, 1998
University of Washington
MD
, 1991
Harvard University
AB
, 1986
Harvard University
(Engineering)
 
Public health practice; communicable disease epidemiology; health informatics
Research Professor
Health Services (primary appt.)
 
PhD
, 1994
University of Minnesota
(Health Services)
MPH
, 1982
National Taiwan University
(Health Services)
BPH
, 1980
National Taiwan University
(Public Health Administration)
 
Health economics; mental health; risk adjustment; outcomes research.
Assistant Dean
School of Public Health
Senior Lecturer
Health Services (primary appt.)
Clinical Assistant Professor
Family Medicine
 
MPH
, 2005
University of Washington
(Public Health)
MD
, 1992
University of California (Davis)
(Medicine (MD))
BS
, 1987
University of Iowa
(Biology)
 
Health promotion; substance abuse
Professor
Health Services (primary appt.)
 
PhD
, 1991
Michigan State University
(Mass Communication)
MPH
, 1987
University of Michigan
(Family Planning, Health Behavior, Health Promotion, International Health)
BS
, 1985
University of Wisconsin
(Sociology)
 
Health communication; health promotion; theory development
Senior Lecturer
Health Services
Senior Lecturer
Global Health (primary appt.)
 
MPH
, 1981
Johns Hopkins University
(International Health)
DrPH
, 1987
Johns Hopkins University
(Maternal and Child Health)
 
Senior Lecturer
Health Services (primary appt.)
 
MEd
, 1973
University of Washington
(Education)
BS
, 1964
Seattle University
(Business)
 
Health information policy
Acting Assistant Professor
Health Services (primary appt.)
 
PhD
, 2004
University of Arizona
(Clinical Psychology)
MA
, 2000
University of Arizona
(Clinical Psychology)
BA
, 1997
University of Arizona
 
Health behaviors and health promotion; chronic disease prevention and management
Acting Professor
Health Services (primary appt.)
 
MD
, 1973
University of Oregon
MHSA
, 1976
University of Michigan
BS
, 1969
University of Oregon
(Biology)
 
Effective group functioning; public health infrastructure
Senior Lecturer
Health Services (primary appt.)
 
BS
, 1980
University of Texas (Galveston)
(Medical Records Administration)
MBA
, 1983
Houston Baptist University
(Business Admin)
 
Health information policy
Assistant Professor
Health Services (primary appt.)
 
PhD
, 2009
University of North Carolina
(Health Education, Health Behavior)
MPH
, 1999
University of Washington
(Health Services)
BA
, 1996
Brown University
(Health and Society)
 
Racial and ethnic health disparities; social determinants of health; Latino and immigrant populations; theory-based interventions; cancer prevention and control; community-based participatory research
Assistant Professor
Health Services (primary appt.)
 
PhD
, 2009
University of Vermont
(Animal, Nutrition, and Food Sciences)
MS
, 1998
Tufts University
(Nutrition Communications)
BS
, 1995
Texas A&M University
(Nutritional Science)
 
The impacts of public health policy, specifically nutrition and food policy, on health behavior and obesity prevention and reduction; efficacy and evaluation of public health and food policies; food systems research as it relates to food and nutrition policy; and, the effects of political psychology and political attention on communicating and spreading public health policy.
Professor
Health Services (primary appt.)
Adjunct Professor
Department of Pharmacy
Adjunct Professor
Epidemiology
Adjunct Professor
Rehabilitation Medicine
Adjunct Professor
Sociology
 
PhD
, 1972
Columbia University
(Public Health)
MS
, 1968
Columbia University
(Public Health)
AB
, 1966
Northwestern University
(Psychology)
 
Outcomes in health policy and treatment effectiveness; improving end-of-life care; health behavior and health promotion; disability policy; community intervention; resource allocation
Senior Lecturer
Health Services (primary appt.)
 
MS
, 1994
Central Michigan University
(Health Services Admin)
BA
, 1973
Fordham University
(History)
 
Health informatics; health information management
Assistant Professor
Health Services (primary appt.)
 
PhD
, 2009
University of California (Irvine)
(Sociology)
MA
, 2008
University of California (Irvine)
(Sociology)
MA
, 2002
University of Bucharest
(European Social Policy)
BA
, 2000
University of Bucharest
(Social Work)
 
Healthy aging; social networks; social determinants of health
Professor
Health Services (primary appt.)
Professor
Epidemiology
 
PhD
, 1989
University of Washington
(Epidemiology)
MPH
, 1975
Johns Hopkins University
BA
, 1971
University of Utah
(Nursing)
 
Diabetes mellitus; diabetic foot; foot ulcer; amputation; foot care; footwear; epidemiology; health services research
Research Associate Professor
Health Services (primary appt.)
 
PhD
, 2007
University of Washington
(Health Services)
MS
, 2001
University of California (San Francisco)
(Nursing)
 
Occupational injury surveillance; occupational health services; policy and program evaluation; disparities in health and health care access
Assistant Professor
Health Services (primary appt.)
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Global Health
 
MD
, 1989
University of California (San Diego)
(Medicine)
MPH
, 1999
University of Washington
(Epidemiology, Maternal and Child Health)
BA
, 1985
California State University, Fullerton
(Biology)
 
Social media marketing interventions to prevent HIV in Latino youth
Professor
Health Services (primary appt.)
Adjunct Professor
American Ethnic Studies
Adjunct Professor
Global Health
 
DrPH
, 1987
University of California (Berkeley)
(Behavioral Science)
MPH
, 1982
University of California (Berkeley)
(Behavioral Science)
AB
, 1979
University of California (Berkeley)
(Sociology)
 
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
Senior Lecturer
Health Services (primary appt.)
 
MEd
, 1980
University of Washington
(History, Higher Education)
BS
, 1970
Seattle University
(Medical Records Administration)
 
Health information management
Senior Lecturer
Health Services (primary appt.)
 
MHA
, 1979
University of Washington
(Health Svc/bus Admin)
BA
, 1971
University of Puget Sound
(Business Admin)
 
Health care financing; project management
Professor
Department of Pharmacy (primary appt.)
Professor
Health Services
Adjunct Professor
Allergy and Infectious Dis.
 
PhD
, 1992
University of California (Berkeley)
(Health Economics)
MS
, 1986
University of Texas (Austin)
(Pharmacy)
BS
, 1983
Oregon State University
(Pharmacy)
 
Technology assessment; medical decision making; economic evaluation of pharmaceuticals, particularly in the areas of respiratory disorders, organ transplantation, HIV/AIDS, mental health and clinical decision making
Research Professor
Health Services (primary appt.)
 
MPH
, 1989
University of Washington
(Epidemiology)
BMedSci
, 1976
University of Nottingham (UK)
(Community Health)
MD
, 1978
University of Nottingham (UK)
(Medicine (MD))
 
Special populations; health disparities; cancer control; secondary prevention
Assistant Professor
Health Services (primary appt.)
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Economics
 
PhD
, 2008
University of Wisconsin
(Economics)
MA
, 2005
University of Wisconsin
(Economics)
BA
, 2000
Williams College
(Mathematics)
 
Health and health-related behaviors including obesity, smoking, mental health, alcohol consumption, fatal automobile accidents; preventive medical services; health in the context of labor markets, macroeconomic fluctuations, taxation and safety net programs
Professor
Health Services (primary appt.)
 
PhD
, 1981
Western Michigan University
(Sociology)
MA
, 1978
Western Michigan University
(Sociology)
BA
, 1974
Grand Valley State College
(English, Sociology)
 
Community-based research; dietary change; cancer prevention; health disparities
Associate Professor
Health Services (primary appt.)
Associate Professor
Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education
 
BS
, 1981
University of California (Irvine)
(Biology)
MD
, 1985
Brown University
(Medicine)
MLIS
, 2001
University of Washington
(Information Sciences)
MPH
, 2005
University of Washington
(Health Services, Medical Informatics)
 
Public health workforce information workflow; public health digital libraries; natural language processing to access to public health gray literature
Professor
Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences (primary appt.)
Professor
Health Services
Professor
OBGYN
Adjunct Professor
Family Medicine
 
MHA
, 2004
University of Washington
(Health Administration)
MD
, 1983
University of Washington
(Medicine)
MM
, 1979
Catholic University of America
(Music)
BA
, 1975
Fordham University
(Philosophy, Psychology)
 
Integration of mental health into primary and specialty care medical settings
Principal Lecturer
Health Services (primary appt.)
 
DrPH
, 1999
University of Michigan
(Health Policy)
MHA
, 1972
University of Michigan
(Health Management)
AB
, 1966
Cornell University
(Economics)
 
Organization of health care markets and relationship to overall per capita costs
Assistant Professor
Health Services (primary appt.)
 
PhD
, 2009
University of Washington
(Health Services)
MPH
, 2003
Boston University
(Health Policy, Health Law)
BA
, 1998
Lewis And Clark College
(Political Science)
 
Implementing evidence-based management of unhealthy alcohol use in medical settings; decision-making in health and health care (patient, provider, and system-level decision making); stigmatized chronic conditions (e.g., unhealthy alcohol use, HIV); social and cultural determinants of health and healthcare
Research Associate Professor
Health Services (primary appt.)
Investigator,
Veterans Administration Puget Sound Health Care System
 
PhD
, 2004
University of Washington
(Health Services)
MPH
, 2000
University of Washington
(Health Services)
BA
, 1994
Grinnell College
 
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