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Maternal and Child Health Affinity Group Faculty

Name and AppointmentsEducationResearch Interests
Professor
Family Medicine (primary appt.)
Adjunct Professor
Health Services
 
MPH
, 1986
University of Washington
(Health Services)
MD
, 1980
University of Southern California
BA
, 1976
Pomona College
(Zoology)
 
Access to care for underserved communities; urral health; health workforce; Native American health; administrative database linkage; perinatal care
Affiliate Assistant Professor
Health Services (primary appt.)
Research Scientist,
University of Washington,
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute
 
PhD
, 2008
University of Washington
(Health Services Research)
MPH
, 1997
University of Washington
(Public Health)
MSW
, 1996
University of Washington
(Social Work)
 
Drug abuse epidemiology; health services research; youth substance abuse prevention; drug overdose prevention; drug treatment services research
Associate Professor
Epidemiology (primary appt.)
Adjunct Associate Professor
Health Services
 
BA
, 1996
University of Texas (Austin)
MPH
, 1999
University of Texas (Houston)
(Epidemiology)
PhD
, 2005
University of Washington
(Epidemiology)
 
Applied epidemiology in public health practice; informatics; infectious disease epidemiology; surveillance
Associate Professor
Psychosocial and Community Health (primary appt.)
Adjunct Associate Professor
Health Services
 
MPH
, 1994
Johns Hopkins University
(Program Evaluation)
MSN
, 1994
Johns Hopkins University
(Public Health Nursing Leadership and Management)
BSN
, 1984
Pacific Lutheran University
(Nursing)
PhD
, 2007
University of Washington
(Nursing)
 
Effective public health practice system development; public health financing; management of public health practice; public health nursing leadership; public health workforce development issues
Affiliate Assistant Professor
Health Services (primary appt.)
Assistant Professor,
University of California (Davis)
 
PhD
, 2005
University of Washington
(Health Services Research)
MPH
, 2001
University of Washington
(Health Services, Maternal and Child Health)
MN
, 2001
University of Washington
(Community Health Nursing)
BScN
, 1984
University of Toronto (Canada)
 
Child health services research; maternal and child health; mental health; obesity; social determinants; medical geography; health disparities
Assistant Professor
Oral Health Sciences (primary appt.)
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Health Services
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Pediatric Dentistry
 
PhD
, 2009
University of Iowa
(Health Services Research)
DDS
, 2006
University of Washington
(Dentistry)
AB
, 2000
Cornell University
(Government, Asian Studies)
 
Multi-level statistical modeling, analyses of complex secondary data, e.g. Medicaid, and studies of the dental needs and services of children with special healthcare needs
Professor
Pediatrics (primary appt.)
Adjunct Professor
Health Services
Adjunct Professor
Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
 
MD
, 1993
University of Pennsylvania
MPH
, 1998
University of Washington
BA
, 1986
Yale University
(English Literature)
 
Pediatrics; quality of care; internet and health
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
Epidemiology (primary appt.)
Adjunct Associate Professor
Global Health
Adjunct Associate Professor
Health Services
 
PhD
, 2001
University of Washington
(Epidemiology)
MS
, 1993
University of Washington
(Biostatistics)
BA
, 1985
University of Rochester
(Statistics)
 
Human papillomavirus (HPV), HIV-1 and HIV-2, and other sexually transmitted infections in Senegal West Africa; biomarkers for early detection and recurrence of cervical, anal, skin, lung and various other cancers; Alzheimer's disease
Clinical Professor
Health Services (primary appt.)
Clinical Professor
Pediatrics
State Health Officer,
Washington State Department of Health
 
PhD
, 2000
Spelman College
(Honorary Doctor of Science, Medicine)
MD
, 1973
State University of New York
MPH
, 1977
Harvard University
AB
, 1969
Spelman College
(Biology)
 
Public 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
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
Associate Professor
Pediatrics (primary appt.)
Adjunct Associate Professor
Health Services
 
MPH
, 1999
University of Washington
(Health Services)
MD
, 1990
University of California (San Diego)
AB
, 1986
Harvard University
 
Implementation of community-based injury prevention; pediatric care
Professor
Pediatrics (primary appt.)
Adjunct Professor
Health Services
 
MPH
, 1997
University of California Los Angeles
MD
, 1991
Wayne State University
BS
, 1987
University of Michigan
(Biology)
 
Evaluation of quality improvement interventions related to physician-parent communication; antibiotic prescribing; asthma care; inpatient management of medically complex children
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)
 
Professor
Oral Health Sciences (primary appt.)
Adjunct Professor
Health Services
 
DDS
, 1972
University of California (San Francisco)
BS
, 1972
University of California (San Francisco)
AB
, 1969
University of California Los Angeles
 
Application of xylitol in public health settings related to caries and otitis; effectiveness of fluoride varnish applied by physicians during well child immunization visits; pharmacokinetics of short acting benzodiazepines; cognitive interventions in pediatric and adult dental fear
Associate Dean
Pediatric Dentistry
Professor
Pediatric Dentistry (primary appt.)
Professor
Pediatrics
Adjunct Professor
Health Services
 
MD
, 1977
Columbia University
(Medicine)
BA
, 1971
Wellesley College
(Physics)
MS
, 1973
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(Metallurgy)
 
Oral health in MCH population; quality of life; ethics
Affiliate Assistant Professor
Health Services (primary appt.)
Assistant Investigator,
Group Health Research Institute
 
PhD
, 2004
University of Toronto (Canada)
(Geography)
MA
, 1997
University of Waterloo (Canada)
(Geography)
BA
, 1995
University of Waterloo (Canada)
(Geography)
 
Pediatric mental health; Medicaid utilization; comparative effectiveness of psychotropic medications; impact of high-deductible health plan enrollment on utilization; cost benefit of mental health treatments; geographic disparities in access and utilization of mental health services
Clinical Associate Professor
Health Services (primary appt.)
Manager, Surveillance and Evaluation Office of Healthy Communities,
Washington State Department of Health
 
PhD
, 1998
University of Washington
(Epidemiology)
MPA
, 1977
University of Southern California
(Health Care Administration)
BS
, 1974
University of California (Davis)
(Physiology)
 
Professor
Pediatrics (primary appt.)
Adjunct Professor
Health Services
Adjunct Associate Professor
Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
 
MD
, 1994
University of Michigan
BS
, 1991
University of Michigan
(Epidemiology)
MPH
, 2001
University of Washington
 
Adolescent health; depression; anxiety; suicidal behavior; transition to adulthood; health services delivery in primary care
Professor
Pediatrics (primary appt.)
Professor
Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Adjunct Professor
Health Services
 
PhD
, 1998
University of New York (Buffalo)
(Clinical Psychology)
MA
, 1996
University of New York (Buffalo)
(Clinical Psychology)
BA
, 1992
Cornell University
(Psychology)
 
Adolescent heath; obesity
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