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Amy Hagopian

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Professor, Health Systems and Population Health
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

1959 NE Pacific St.
Seattle, WA 98195-7660

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


Amy Hagopian, MHA, PhD, served for many years as program director of the Community Oriented Public Health Practice program where she teaches a core health policy course. She also teaches a 4-credit MPH course, Public Health Planning, Advocacy and Leadership skills, a project-based public health skill-building course.

Hagopian's wide-ranging interests are unified by the idea that the maldistribution of power undermines health. She has dedicated much of her professional and personal life to opposing war and promoting peace. She’s also researched the migration of health workers from poor countries to rich ones, and works on homelessness and incarceration as health issues.

She co-teaches a course with Evan Kanter, MD, PhD, "War and Health." She led a team to estimate mortality associated with the 2003 invasion of Iraq and has conducted other research on the effects of war on health. She is active in the American Public Health Association's international health section and peace caucus, and is the 2018 recipient of the APHA's Vic Sidel and Barry Levy Peace Award. She serves on the editorial board of the American Journal of Public Health, and on the Nuclear Weapons Task force of the Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility.

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

Hagopian A, Jabbour S. Global Public Health Workers and Academics Must Step Up Response to War. Am J Public Health. 2022 Jun;112(6):814. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2022.306870.  PMID: 35613425

Comfort H, Lafta RK, Flaxman AD, Hagopian A, Duber HC. Association Between Subnational Vaccine Coverage, Migration, and Incident Cases of Measles, Mumps, and Rubella in Iraq, 2001-2016. Front Public Health. 2022 Jan 20;9:689458. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2021.689458. eCollection 2021.  PMID: 35127606    PMCID: PMC8810510
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Jensen GW, Lafta R, Burnham G, Hagopian A, Simon N, Flaxman AD. Conflict-related intentional injuries in Baghdad, Iraq, 2003-2014: A modeling study and proposed method for calculating burden of injury in conflict. PLoS Med. 2021 Aug 5;18(8):e1003673. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1003673. eCollection 2021 Aug.  PMID: 34351908    PMCID: PMC8376016
PubMed Central

Babayan M, Futrell M, Stover B, Hagopian A. Advocates Make a Difference in Duration of Homelessness and Quality of Life. Soc Work Public Health. 2021 Apr 3;36(3):354-366. doi: 10.1080/19371918.2021.1897055. Epub 2021 Mar 15.  PMID: 33722166

Tankwanchi AS, Hagopian A, Vermund SH. African Physician Migration to High-Income Nations: Diverse Motives to Emigrate ("We Are not Florence Nightingale") or Stay in Africa ("There Is No Place Like Home") Comment on "Doctor Retention: A Cross-sectional Study of How Ireland Has Been Losing the Battle". Int J Health Policy Manag. 2021 Oct 1;10(10):660-663. doi: 10.34172/ijhpm.2020.219.  PMID: 33160297

Member, capstone for Cassidy Farrow
The 2020 Washington State Health Equity for Immigrants Report

Chair, capstone for Emily Hops
Capturibng the experiences of mutual aid networks in the era of COVID-19.

Chair, capstone for Colleen McCarty
Update and maintain a homeless deaths data set, incorporating meaningful information about homeless deaths in King County. Document the history of the Seattle Women in Black vigils and explore the role of public mourning in activism/organizing for public health issues.

Chair, capstone for Hang Ngo
Conducting an exploratory study on how the migration experience of migrants from the Mekong Delta to Ho Chi Minh City influenced their health and the role of climate and weather variability in their migration decision and health outcomes

Chair, capstone for Kelly Scalise
"I will work in partnership with Sanyu Babies' Home to plan, develop, and pilot a trauma-informed resiliency-building training program for Sanyu volunteers and staff between Aug.12-Sep. 6. Titled “Bright Futures,” the program is based on a research-based model addressing challenges facing very young children who have experienced trauma. The model, known as ARC, builds on the domains of attachment, regulation, and competency (see Figure). This public mental health project will comprise my Community Oriented Public Health (COPHP) MPH Capstone. Dr. Samuel Luboga, professor of medicine at Makerere University in Uganda (site supervisor), has served on the board at Sanyu for many years. He is on the clinical faculty at the University of Washington School of Medicine’s Department of Family Medicine, and has conducted several Uganda-based projects since 2005 with COPHP Director, Amy Hagopian"

Chair, capstone for Margaret Babayan
Advocates Matter in Duration of Homelessness and Quality of Life

Chair, capstone for Ali N'Simbo
Human Resources for Health in Conflict Settings: A Cross Sectional Study of Employment Status and Location of Physician Graduates from Democratic Republic of Congo Medical Schools: 2007-2018

Tobacco-free Policy Assessment and Development
American Cancer Society (ACS)
PI:   Hagopian           Dates:    10/1/2019 - 3/31/2021

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.