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Stephen A. Bezruchka
Senior Lecturer
Senior Lecturer, Global Health

Stephen Bezruchka also works with the Department of Global Health MPH program. He has spent over 10 years in Nepal working in various health programs, and teaching in remote regions. He tries to draw attention to the socioeconomic determinants of the health of populations.

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; 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

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Contact Information

email:   sabez@u.washington.edu

address:
Department of Health Services
UW School of Public Health
Box 357660
Seattle, WA 98195-7660

voice:   206-616-2901
fax:   206-685-4184

Education

MPH   Johns Hopkins University, 1993   (International Health)
MD   Stanford University, 1973   (Medicine)
AM   Harvard University, 1967   (Mathematics)
BSc   University of Toronto (Canada), 1966   (Mathematics, Physics)

Teaching   (Department of Health Services Courses)

  • GH 514   (Extended MPH Program)
    Global Societal Determinants of Health
  • HSERV 482
    The Health of Populations
  • HSERV 526
    Qualitative Research Methods for Public Health
  • HSERV 591
    COPHP PBL Core Curriculum - Year 1

Recent Publications



Mahat A, Bezruchka SA, Gonzales V, Connell FA. Assessment of graduate public health education in Nepal and perceived needs of faculty and students. Hum Resour Health. 2013 Apr 26;11(1):16. doi: 10.1186/1478-4491-11-16.  PMID: 23621945    PMCID: PMC3640966


Bezruchka S. The hurrider I go the behinder I get: the deteriorating international ranking of U.S. health status. Annu Rev Public Health. 2012 Apr;33:157-73. Epub 2012 Jan 3.  PMID: 22224875


Bezruchka S, Health Equity in the USA, Social Alternatives. 2010 29(3): 50-56.


Bezruchka S. The effect of economic recession on population health. CMAJ. 2009 Sep 1;181(5):281-5.  PMID: 19720709    PMCID: PMC2734206


Bezruchka S, Namekata T, Sistrom MG. Interplay of politics and law to promote health: improving economic equality and health: the case of postwar Japan. Am J Public Health. 2008 Apr;98(4):589-94. Epub 2008 Feb 28.  PMID: 18309129    PMCID: PMC2376982


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Dissertation, Thesis & Capstone Committees (recent HSERV graduates)

2013
Chair, capstone for Lindsay Sharma
Advocacy for family medical leave insurance in Washington State: Disseminating working mothers' stories

2012
Member, thesis committee for Heidi Berthoud
Knowledge, attitudes, and practices surrounding water access during a cholera outbreak: A comparison of two communities in the Puerto Plata Region, Dominican Republic

2012
Chair, thesis committee for Dunia Faulx
The social determinants of health as part of the medical school curriculum: An exploratory analysis of domestic and international medical schools

2012
Chair, capstone for Valerie Pacino
Ouch surfing: Building an evidence-to-policy pipeline to get killer chemicals out of couches

2011
Member, capstone for Xeno Acharya
Barriers and facilitators of forming an infection prevention and control program at Gondar University Hospital, North Ethiopia - a case study

2011
Chair, capstone for Jennifer Nguyen
Higher-education training manual and toolkit for refugee community leaders in Washington

2011
Member, capstone for Frank Scarabino
Age as a risk factor in scuba diving injuries

2010
Chair, capstone for Robert Baker-White
Meeting the Health Needs of Domestic Violence Victims: Assessing the Utilization of India's Domestic Violence Law and Health Services Preparedness in Coastal Orissa

2010
Chair, capstone for Jonathan Huang
Bridging knowledge to action: A pilot curriculum module on racism and health inequalities

Projects

Population Health Forum
Population Health Forum is an organization of health activists originally launched at the University of Washington, raises awareness of, promotes dialogue about, and explores how political, economic and social inequalities interact to reduce the overall health status of our society. We host forums, sponsor discussions, develop curriculum, teach courses, sponsor workshops, and provide speakers to promote knowledge and to advocate for action in service of a healthier society. The Forum's website http://depts.washington.edu/eqhlth/ has much material and notices of our meetings as well as subscription information for the listserve at the bottom left of the home page.

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