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Frederick A. Connell

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Public health is a field that provides many opportunities for continual professional growth, intellectual stimulation, and the chance to contribute to the well-being of others
Professor Emeritus, Health Services


MPH   University of Washington, 1978   (Health Services)
MD   New York University, 1972   (Medicine)
AB   Harvard University, 1968   (Biology)

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Frederick Connell is a pediatrician, former epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and former Associate Dean of the School of Public Health. Dr. Connell's research and teaching focuses on the measurement of the health, health needs, and outcomes of health care in children.

Pediatrics health services and epidemiological research; health outcomes; medicaid; access to care.

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
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Cooper WO, Habel LA, Sox CM, Chan KA, Arbogast PG, Cheetham TC, Murray KT, Quinn VP, Stein CM, Callahan ST, Fireman BH, Fish FA, Kirshner HS, O'Duffy A, Connell FA, Ray WA. ADHD drugs and serious cardiovascular events in children and young adults. N Engl J Med. 2011 Nov 17;365(20):1896-904. Epub 2011 Nov 1.  PMID: 22043968

Bamer AM, Connell FA, Dudgeon BJ, Johnson KL. Frequency of purchase and associated costs of assistive technology for Washington State Medicaid program enrollees with spina bifida by age. Disabil Health J. 2010 Jul;3(3):155-61. Epub 2009 Dec 29.  PMID: 21122780

Pramod Singh GC, Nair M, Grubesic RB, Connell FA. Factors associated with underweight and stunting among children in rural Terai of eastern Nepal. Asia Pac J Public Health. 2009 Apr;21(2):144-52. Epub 2009 Feb 26.  PMID: 19251720

Gold R, Connell FA, Heagerty P, Cummings P, Bezruchka S, Davis R, Cawthon ML. Predicting time to subsequent pregnancy. Matern Child Health J. 2005 Sep;9(3):219-28.  PMID: 16231106

Member, thesis committee for Rubee Dev
Topographical differences of infant mortality in Nepal: Demographic and Health Survey 2011

The State of Washington

This is an annual report that compiles and analyzes current data on the health and well-being of children in Washington state

Quality of Care for Children with Chronic Conditions

This is a 3-year AHRQ-funded project to examine the effect of different features of managed care on the quality care, process of care and outcomes of children with four chronic conditions: asthma, diabetes, cerebral palsy, and prematurity/low-birth-weight.