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Ray M. Nicola

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Affiliate Professor, Health Services


MHSA   University of Michigan, 1976
MD   University of Oregon, 1973
BS   University of Oregon, 1969   (Biology)

Contact Info


office:   H-670D, Health Science Building

Department of Health Services
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-7660

campus box:   357660
voice:   206-221-6179
fax:   206-543-3964

Effective group functioning; public health infrastructure

Nicola RM, Bittle MJ. PPACA and Public Health: how are we doing? J Public Health Manag Pract. 2015 Jan-Feb;21(1):1-2. doi: 10.1097/PHH.0000000000000147.  PMID: 25414948

Nicola RM. Leading and managing for improved health. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2010 Mar-Apr;16(2):91-2.  PMID: 20150787

Streichert LC, O'Carroll PW, Gordon PR, Stevermer AC, Turner AM, Nicola RM. Using problem-based learning as a strategy for cross-discipline emergency preparedness training. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2005 Nov;Suppl:S95-9.  PMID: 16205551

Berkowitz B, Nicola RM, Lafronza V, Bekemeier B. Turning Point's Legacy. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2005 Mar-Apr;11(2):97-100.  PMID: 15711438

Padgett SM, Kinabrew C, Kimbrell J, Nicola RM. Turning point and public health institutes: vehicles for systems change. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2005 Mar-Apr;11(2):116-22.  PMID: 15711441

Chair, thesis committee for Elly Riser
The demographic characteristics and cardiovascular pathology of methamphetamine overdose decedents in King County, Washington

Chair, capstone for Ariel Hart
Undoing racism in public health: Initiating anti-racist transformation within a public health higher education institution and tools for a sustained health justice movement

Chair, capstone for Sigolene Ortega
Evaluating the Fred Hutchinson's Cancer Center for Center for Community Health Promotion (CCHP) community based participatory research partnership

Member, capstone for Lauren Baba
Climate change as a public health issue in Washington: The development and implementation of climate change policies by local health agencies

Chair, capstone for Lindsay Bosslet
I don't always text, but when I do it's to get health insurance: Implementing a text message service for health insurance enrollment

Chair, capstone for Katharine Flug
Fatality review expansion in Washington State

Member, thesis committee for Nicole Kim
Women agricultural workers' perceptions of workplace sexual harassment In Yakima Valley

Chair, capstone for Amber Bronnum
Public health financing and governance: King County, Washington

Member, thesis committee for Lauren Lawler
Medical home components associated with self-reported improvements in delivery of patient-centered care in VA primary care

Summer Institute for Public Health Practice

The Summer Institute for Public Health Practice is a week-long training institute for public health workers from around the country. The Institute is coordinated by the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice.

Director, Northwest Public Health Leadership Institute

The Northwest Public Health Leadership Institute is a nine-month program designed to build collaborative leadership skills for the next generation of public health leaders. The Leadership Institute uses a problem-based learning curriculum and is guided by practice-based faculty. Leadership Institute scholars from diverse backgrounds come together in three on-site sessions throughout the year. In between these sessions, learning continues through distance-based learning methods.