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Frederick A. Connell
Professor Emeritus

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.

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

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Education

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

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


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


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Dissertation, Thesis & Capstone Committees (recent HSERV graduates)

2012
Chair, capstone for Kate Cole
Increasing access to farmers markets for nutrition assistance beneficiaries: An evaluation of the Farmers Market Access Project

2011
Chair, capstone for Cassalyn David
Needs assessment for a rural Alaska community health center

2011
Chair, capstone for Sarah Wylie
Measuring community mobilization: A toolkit for community advocates and practitioners

2010
Chair, capstone for Tegan Callahan
Replicating Evidence-Based Health Promotion Interventions: A Case-Study of the Parent-Child Assistance Program

2010
Chair, capstone for Jennifer Schoeppe
Evaluation of diabetes education at Sea Mar Community Health Centers: Using interviews to assess patient experiences with individualized education

External Funding (sampling of recent awards from UW SAGE data)

Public Health Traineeships: University of Washington School of Public Health
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
PI:   Connell           Dates:    7/1/2012 - 6/30/2015

ARRA Multi-Payer Claims Database (“MPCD”) Implementation – University of Washington Subcontract
IPSS Ingenix Public Sector Solutions, Inc.
PI:   Kessler           Dates:    3/19/2012 - 9/15/2013

Projects

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.

Links

Child Health Institute
  • The Child Health Institute is a collaborative research effort comprising faculty from the Division of General Pediatrics withing the School of Medicine, and from the Department of Health Services within the School of Public Health and Community Medicine at the University of Washington. It is one of the few research centers in the United States devoted exclusively to the study of the access, cost-effectiveness, quality and outcomes of health care for children.

Community-oriented Public Health Practice Program
  • The faculty of the CO/PHP program view public health practice as a means to improve the public's health, to empower and motivate communities, and to promote social change. We believe that the historical and ethical underpinnings of public health are the foundation upon which public health practice should be built. Therefore, throughout the program we will emphasize thougthful consideration of such concepts as social justice, cultural sensitivity, and health equity.
    http://depts.washington.edu/cophp/

Maternal and Child Health Program
  • The mission of the University of Washington's Maternal and Child Health Program is to provide leadership within the School of Public Health and Community Medicine to advance the health and well-being of families and children in the Northwest and nationally. We do this by educating public health leaders, by creating new knowledge related to the current, important maternal and child health problems, and by collaborating with community and government partners to improve health systems, programs, and policies, and policies related to families and children.
    http://depts.washington.edu/mchprog/

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