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:   H690E

1959 NE Pacific
Seattle, WA 98195

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

Lafta R, Al-Shatari S, Cherewick M, Galway L, Mock C, Hagopian A, Flaxman A, Takaro T, Greer A, Kushner A, Burnham G. Injuries, Death, and Disability Associated with 11 Years of Conflict in Baghdad, Iraq: A Randomized Household Cluster Survey. PLoS One. 2015 Aug 7;10(8):e0131834. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0131834. eCollection 2015.  PMID: 26252879    PMCID: PMC4529175

Acker K, Pletz AM, Katz A, Hagopian A. Foreign-Born Care Givers in Washington State Nursing Homes: Characteristics, Associations With Quality of Care, and Views of Administrators. J Aging Health. 2014 Oct 29. pii: 0898264314556618. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 25359766

Meiksin R, Meekers D, Thompson S, Hagopian A, Mercer MA. Domestic Violence, Marital Control, and Family Planning, Maternal, and Birth Outcomes in Timor-Leste. Matern Child Health J. 2014 Dec 6. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 25480470

Hagopian A, Stover B, Barnhart S. CDC Clearance Process Constitutes an Obstacle to Progress in Public Health. Am J Public Health. 2015 Jun;105(6):e1. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2015.302680. Epub 2015 Apr 16.  PMID: 25879143

Pfeiffer J, Robinson J, Hagopian A, Johnson W, Fort M, Gimbel-Sherr K, Rowden R, Friedman E, Davis P, Adedokun L, Gloyd S. The end of AIDS and the NGO Code of Conduct. Lancet. 2014 Aug 23;384(9944):639-40. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(14)61259-9.  PMID: 25152262

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Chair, thesis committee for Sahar Banijamali
What causes home care workers to leave their jobs in Washington State? Predictors of turnover and job satisfaction

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

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

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

Health Alliance International 8 (Moz. Health Comm.)
Health Alliance International (HAI)
PI:   Holmes           Dates:    10/1/2012 - 9/30/2013

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

Health Promotion Research Center - Special Interest Projects
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
PI:   Harris           Dates:    9/30/2010 - 9/29/2014

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.