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Randal Beaton

Research Professor Emeritus, Health Services
Research Professor Emeritus, Psychosocial and Community Health (primary appt.)


PhD   University of Washington, 1972   (Physiology, Psychology)
BA   California State University, Long Beach, 1967   (Psychology)

Contact Info


office:   T506B

T506B Health Sciences
1959 NE Pacific St
Seattle, WA 98195-7263

campus box:   357263
voice:   206-543-8551
fax:   206-685-9551

psychosocial parameters of disasters, disaster behavioral health; disaster preparedness; causes, effects and interventions regarding traumatic and occupational stress in firefighters and paramedics

Jane SW, Chen SL, Wilkie DJ, Lin YC, Foreman SW, Beaton RD, Fan JY, Lu MY, Wang YY, Lin YH, Liao MN. Effects of massage on pain, mood status, relaxation, and sleep in Taiwanese patients with metastatic bone pain: a randomized clinical trial. Pain. 2011 Oct;152(10):2432-42. Epub 2011 Jul 29.  PMID: 21802850

Ward JA, Beaton RD, Bruck AM, de Castro AB. Promoting occupational health nursing training: an educational outreach with a blended model of distance and traditional learning approaches. AAOHN J. 2011 Sep;59(9):401-6; quiz 407. doi: 10.3928/08910162-20110825-02.  PMID: 21877672    PMCID: PMC3291471
PubMed Central

Pfefferbaum B, Maida CA, Steinberg AM, Beaton RD, Pynoos RS, Fairbank JA, Brymer MJ, Kurklinsky AK. Enhancing national capacity to conduct child and family disaster mental health research. Nurs Educ Perspect. 2010 Jul-Aug;31(4):237-41.  PMID: 20882865

Beaton RD, Murphy SA, Houston JB, Reyes G, Bramwell S, McDaniel M, Reissman DB, Pfefferbaum B. The role of public health in mental and behavioral health in children and families following disasters. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2009 Nov-Dec;15(6):E1-11. Review.  PMID: 19823144

Jane SW, Wilkie DJ, Gallucci BB, Beaton RD, Huang HY. Effects of a full-body massage on pain intensity, anxiety, and physiological relaxation in Taiwanese patients with metastatic bone pain: a pilot study. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2009 Apr;37(4):754-63. Epub 2008 Dec 12.  PMID: 19070458

Multi-tasking to Hyper-tasking: Investigating the Impact of Next Generation 911
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
PI:   Meischke           Dates:    9/1/2017 - 8/31/2018