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Amy Hagopian

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Associate Professor, Health Services
Associate Professor, Global Health


PhD   University of Washington, 2003   (Health Services)
MHA   University of Washington, 1983   (Health Administration)

Contact Info


office:   H-690E, Health Sciences Building

Director, Community Oriented Public Health Practice
1959 NE Pacific
Seattle, WA 98195-7660

campus box:   357660
voice:   206-616-4989
fax:   206-543-3964


Amy Hagopian directs the UW's Community Oriented Public Health Practice program, in the Department of Health Services, which trains MPH students using problem based learning. Her courses are in evaluation, policy and international health. She also conducts research on international health workforce issues, especially the area of health worker migration from low-income countries to wealthy countries.

She serves on various institutional service committees, and was an organizer of the University of Basrah sister university project (since 2005).

Before entering the global health arena, Hagopian worked for 15 years in the area of rural health and community development, traveling the five-state region served by the University of Washington School of Medicine. She focused on strengthening and expanding rural health systems, as she worked with administrators, boards and communities in the settings of hospitals, clinics and public health departments.

Hagopian is also active in her professional association, the American Public Health Association, where she serves as nominating chair to the International Health Section. She is also active in her own local community, where she serves as a board member of College Access Now, which works to assist first-generation students gain admission to college. She also works to eliminate military recruitment in high schools.

International health workforce issues, the effects of war on global health

Hagopian A. Why isn't war properly framed and funded as a public health problem? Med Confl Surviv. 2017 Jun;33(2):92-100. doi: 10.1080/13623699.2017.1347848. Epub 2017 Jul 10.  PMID: 28689446

Hagopian A, Rao D, Katz A, Sanford S, Barnhart S. Anti-homosexual legislation and HIV-related stigma in African nations: what has been the role of PEPFAR? Glob Health Action. 2017;10(1):1306391. doi: 10.1080/16549716.2017.1306391.  PMID: 28580879    PMCID: PMC5496073
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Li SJ, Flaxman A, Lafta R, Galway L, Takaro TK, Burnham G, Hagopian A. A Novel Method for Verifying War Mortality while Estimating Iraqi Deaths for the Iran-Iraq War through Operation Desert Storm (1980-1993). PLoS One. 2016 Oct 21;11(10):e0164709. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0164709.  PMID: 27768730    PMCID: PMC5074574
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Stewart BT, Lafta R, Cherewick M, Esa Al Shatari SA, Flaxman AD, Hagopian A, Galway LP, Takaro TK, Burnham G, Kushner AL, Mock C. Road traffic injuries in Baghdad from 2003 to 2014: results of a randomised household cluster survey. Inj Prev. 2016 Oct;22(5):321-7. doi: 10.1136/injuryprev-2015-041707.  PMID: 26850472

Luboga SA, Stover B, Lim TW, Makumbi F, Kiwanuka N, Lubega F, Ndizihiwe A, Mukooyo E, Hurley EK, Borse N, Wood A, Bernhardt J, Lohman N, Sheppard L, Barnhart S, Hagopian A. Did PEPFAR investments result in health system strengthening? A retrospective longitudinal study measuring non-HIV health service utilization at the district level. Health Policy Plan. 2016 Sep;31(7):897-909. doi: 10.1093/heapol/czw009.  PMID: 27017824    PMCID: PMC4977428
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Chair, thesis committee for Zainab Al-Tameemi
The Effect of Meaningful Daily Activities on the Well-Being of Urban Syrian and Iraqi Refugees in Jordan

Chair, capstone for Jessica Bielenberg
Health problems and medical debt as underlying determinants of homelessness in Seattle

Chair, capstone for Daniel Otter
Drug Consumption Rooms: Lessons from Europe

Chair, capstone for Emily Turk
Case studies of tank farm vapor exposures among Hanford nuclear site workers 2010-2015

Chair, capstone for Jennifer Hagedorn
The role of labor unions in creating working conditions that promote public health

Health Alliance International
Health Alliance International (HAI)
PI:   Holmes           Dates:    10/1/2016 - 9/30/2017

Health Alliance International 8 (Moz. Health Comm.)
Health Alliance International (HAI)
PI:   Holmes           Dates:    10/1/2015 - 9/30/2016

Northwest Roybal Center: Improving Healthcare for Cognitively Impaired Elders and their Caregivers (NRC)
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
PI:   Teri           Dates:    10/1/2014 - 9/30/2019

Health Alliance International 8 (Moz. Health Comm.)
Health Alliance International (HAI)
PI:   Wasserheit           Dates:    10/1/2014 - 9/30/2015

2011 Iraq Mortality Metrics Study
Johns Hopkins University (JHU)
PI:   Hagopian           Dates:    3/14/2011 - 12/31/2020

Health Alliance International

Senior Health Workforce Planning & Policy Advisor

Department of Global Health

Education and Curriculum Office, Chair of the International Health Program curriculum committee.