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Social and Behavioral Science Affinity Group Faculty

Name and AppointmentsEducationResearch Interests
Affiliate Professor
Health Services (primary appt.)
Affiliate Professor
Epidemiology
Member,
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
 
PhD
, 1994
Stony Brook University
(Social Psychology)
MPH
, 1996
University of Washington
(Maternal and Child Health)
MA
, 1992
Stony Brook University
(Psychology)
BS
, 1987
University of Washington
(Psychology)
 
Cancer screening; cancer survivorship
Affiliate Professor
Health Services (primary appt.)
 
MPH
, 1974
University of North Carolina
(Health Administration)
BA
, 1966
Loras College
(Psychology)
 
Community-based health promotion; evaluation
Affiliate Instructor
Health Services (primary appt.)
Senior Research Interventionist,
Group Health Cooperative
 
MPH
, 1997
University of Washington
BA
, 1984
Antioch University (Seattle)
(Holistic Health, Literature)
 
Qualitative research; HIV prevention and care; alternative delivery of behavioral health care; community health; alternative medicine; indigenous healing methods; nature and healing
Professor
Bioethics and Humanities (primary appt.)
Adjunct Professor
Health Services
 
PhD
, 1986
Uniformed Service U of The Health Sc.
(Health Psychology)
 
Health behavior; underserved populations; health communication
Clinical Assistant Professor
Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems (primary appt.)
Clinical Assistant Professor
Health Services
Project Director, Online Neuroscience Education About Drug Addiction,
University of Washington,
School of Nursing
 
MEd
, 1980
Seattle University
(Counseling)
BA
, 1974
University of Washington
(Health Education)
PhD
, 2009
University of Washington
(Nursing)
 
Mental illness; addiction; education K-Adult
Affiliate Instructor
Health Services (primary appt.)
Affiliate Instructor
Global Health
 
BS
, 1985
University of Wisconsin
(Anthropology)
MA
, 1991
University of Washington
(Anthropology)
PhD
, 2001
University of Washington
(Anthropology)
 
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
Affiliate Professor
Health Services (primary appt.)
Director,
Group Health Research Institute,
Center for Community Health and Evaluation
 
PhD
, 1987
University of California (Berkeley)
(Economics)
BA
, 1978
Pomona College
(Economics)
 
Community-based program evaluation
Professor
Psychosocial and Community Health (primary appt.)
Adjunct Professor
Health Services
 
AB
, 1962
University of California (Riverside)
(Anthropology)
PhD
, 1966
University of California (Riverside)
(Anthropology)
MPH
, 1967
University of California (Berkeley)
(Behavioral Science)
 
Applied, medical, and urban anthropology; cross-cultural nursing and cultural competence training; community organization; developing evaluation approaches that retain the fluidity needed in cross cultural community work, but adhere to accepted scientific standards
Associate Professor
Global Health (primary appt.)
Adjunct Associate Professor
Health Services
 
EdD
, 1996
Seattle University
(Educational Leadership)
MS
, 1984
University of Washington
(Health Education)
BA
, 1979
Western Washington University
(Education)
 
Implementation science; distance education and e-learning; health communication; instructional design; educational leadership; global program management and leadership
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
Affiliate Associate Professor
Health Services (primary appt.)
Associate Professor,
Portland State University
 
PhD
, 2000
University of Michigan
(Health Education, Health Behavior)
MA
, 1994
University of Colorado (Boulder)
(Medical Anthropology)
BA
, 1991
University of Washington
(Medical Anthropology)
 
Environmental and social justice; advocacy; policy; community-based research
Senior Lecturer
Global Health (primary appt.)
Adjunct Senior Lecturer
Health Services
 
EdD
, 1988
Harvard University
(Counseling, Consulting Psychology)
MPH
, 1974
University of California (Berkeley)
(Community Mental Health)
MSW
, 1971
University of California (Berkeley)
(Social Work)
BA
, 1969
California State University, Los Angeles
(Sociology)
 
Womens' health, national and international STD/HIV/AIDS prevention, prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV
Clinical Professor
Health Services (primary appt.)
Professor,
University of Southern California
Evaluation Consultant,
Group Health Research Institute,
Center for Community Health and Evaluation
 
PhD
, 1975
University of California (Berkeley)
(Sociology)
MA
, 1968
University of California (Berkeley)
(Sociology)
BA
, 1967
University of Chicago
(Social Sciences)
 
Social epidemiology; health behavior; health policy; health service delivery; organizational behavior
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
Assistant Professor
Pediatrics (primary appt.)
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Health Services
 
MPH
, 2008
University of Washington
(Public Health)
MD
, 2003
University of Pennsylvania
(Medicine (MD))
BA
, 1997
Dartmouth College
(Sociology)
 
Obesity; physical activity
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
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
Affiliate Assistant Professor
Health Services (primary appt.)
Research Associate,
Group Health Research Institute,
Center for Community Health and Evaluation
 
PhD
, 2000
University of Washington
(Anthropology)
MA
, 1993
University of Washington
(Anthropology)
BA
, 1989
Lewis And Clark College
(Communications)
 
Evaluation research; participatory research and evaluation; midwifery care; end-of-life care; medical anthropology; community-based public health
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
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.
Professor
Geography (primary appt.)
Professor
Epidemiology
Adjunct Professor
Allergy and Infectious Dis.
Adjunct Professor
Family Medicine
Adjunct Professor
Global Health
Adjunct Professor
Health Services
 
PhD
, 1977
University of Michigan
(Geography)
MA
, 1975
University of Michigan
(Geography)
BA
, 1973
University of Rochester
 
Infectious disease ecology; emerging infections; health service location; comparative health systems
Affiliate Assistant Professor
Health Services (primary appt.)
Director, Office on Smoking and Health,
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
 
MD
, 1986
University of California
MPH
, 1984
University of California
(Epidemiology, Health Sciences)
BS
, 1981
University of Minnesota
(Biology)
 
Tobacco cessation/behavior modification
Affiliate Professor
Health Services (primary appt.)
Associate Director of Research, Faculty, & Development; Senior Investigator,
Group Health Research Institute
 
PhD
, 1996
Louisiana State University
(Clinical Psychology)
MA
, 1994
Louisiana State University
(Clinical Psychology)
BA
, 1990
Davidson College
(Psychology)
 
Health behavior change; smoking cessation; motivational interventions
Affiliate Associate Professor
Health Services (primary appt.)
 
PhD
, 2000
University of Miami (Florida)
(Clinical Health Psychology)
MS
, 1999
University of Miami (Florida)
(Clinical Health Psychology)
BS
, 1984
Pacific Lutheran University
(Biology)
 
Effect of psychological interventions on distress, posttraumatic growth, nervous, endocrine, and immune system functioning among cancer patients and those at risk for cancer; psychological factors contributing to distress among women at risk for breast and ovarian cancer
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
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
Affiliate Professor
Health Services (primary appt.)
Member,
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
 
PhD
, 1973
University of Washington
(Psychology)
MA
, 1965
Ohio State University
(Psychology)
BS
, 1963
Ohio State University
(History)
 
Assessment and interpretation of quality of life outcomes in cancer clinical trials; recruitment and adherence issues in clinical trial
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
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
Clinical Instructor
Health Services (primary appt.)
 
MPH
, 1989
University of Michigan
BA
, 1983
Lewis And Clark College
(Drama, English)
 
Tobacco control; women's health; international health
Clinical Assistant Professor
Health Services (primary appt.)
Medical Anthropologist
 
BA
, 1987
Pomona College
(English)
MA
, 1990
University of California Los Angeles
(Anthropology)
PhD
, 1995
University of California Los Angeles
(Anthropology)
 
Medical anthropology; maternal and child health; community and participatory research
Clinical Assistant Professor
Health Services (primary appt.)
 
PhD
, 2001
University of Washington
(Anthropology)
MA
, 1980
University of Washington
(Anthropology)
BA
, 1970
University of Washington
(China Studies)
 
Racial disparities; cultural competency; immigrants/refugees; urban AI/AN; SDOH; medical interpreters
Clinical Assistant Professor
Health Services (primary appt.)
 
BA
, 1985
University of California (San Diego)
(English)
MA
, 1990
San Diego State University
(Speech Communication)
PhD
, 1994
University of Washington
(Communication Ed/Instructional Communication)
 
Health education
Clinical Instructor
Health Services (primary appt.)
President,
Practice Development, Inc.
Director,
Center for Health Literacy Promotion
 
MPH
, 1997
University of Washington
(Health Services)
BA
, 1984
Antioch University (Seattle)
(Liberal Studies)
PhD
, 2009
Union Institute and University
(Interdisciplinary Studies, Social Policy)
 
Maternal health literacy; Effectiveness of home-based health promotion services; Health empowerment
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
Associate Professor
Bioethics and Humanities (primary appt.)
Adjunct Associate Professor
Family Medicine
Adjunct Associate Professor
Health Services
Adjunct Associate Professor
Pediatrics
 
BA
, 1982
University of Washington
(Communications)
MPH
, 1989
University of California (Berkeley)
(Policy Analysis)
PhD
, 2004
University of Washington
(Health Services)
 
End-of-life issues; qualitative research; medical decision-making; clinician-patient communication
Professor
Pediatrics (primary appt.)
Adjunct Professor
Health Services
 
MD
, 1986
Wake Forest University
MPH
, 1991
University of Washington
MAT
, 1981
Duke University
(Science and Math Education)
BS
, 1978
Roanoke College
(Biology)
 
Pediatric asthma care; healthcare quality improvement
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
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
Affiliate Professor
Health Services (primary appt.)
 
PhD
, 1989
University of Michigan
(Health Services)
MA
, 1987
University of Michigan
(Economics)
MPH
, 1979
University of Michigan
(Health Services)
MSW
, 1974
University of Washington
(Social Work)
BA
, 1969
Northwestern University
(History)
 
Managed care costs and outcomes; occupational health; quality improvement; expenditure growth; economic outcomes of substance abuse treatment
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