Ray M. Nicola

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Acting Professor, Health Services

Education

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

Contact Info

email:   bnicola@u.washington.edu

office:   H-693 HSB

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

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

Research Interests

Effective group functioning; public health infrastructure

Teaching   (Department of Health Services Courses)

  • HSERV 531
    COPHP Population Health
  • HSERV 591
    COPHP PBL Core Curriculum - Year 1
  • HSERV 591
    COPHP PBL Core Curriculum - Year 2
  • HSMGMT 560   (Extended MPH Program)
    Management Practice in Health Care and Public Health Organizations
  • HSMGMT 560
    Management Practice in Health Care and Public Health Organizations

Recent Publications



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
 

Nicola RM. Turning Point's National Excellence Collaboratives: assessing a new model for policy and system capacity development. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2005 Mar-Apr;11(2):101-8.  PMID: 15711439
 

Dissertation, Thesis & Capstone Committees (recent HSERV graduates)

2014
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

2013
Chair, capstone for Amber Bronnum
Public health financing and governance: King County, Washington

2013
Member, thesis committee for Lauren Lawler
Specific PACT components associated with VHA personnel-reported improvements in patient care

2012
Chair, capstone for Peter Blackburn
Come to the waters, you who had none: Evaluating the COCEPRADIL model for demand-driven water supply and sanitation in seven communities in the Department of Lempira, Honduras

2012
Chair, capstone for Erika Fardig
Evaluating processes for latent tuberculosis follow-up among refugees in Washington State

2012
Chair, capstone for Natalie Hale
Promoting environmentally responsible food purchasing practices and healthy food environments at a university hospital

2012
Chair, capstone for Teresa Lee
Stakeholder analysis of the Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) Program

2011
Chair, capstone for Teja Dyamenahalli
Education transforming community health: A process evaluation of a student-run health education program for homeless in Seattle

2010
Chair, capstone for Robert Baker-White
Meeting the Health Needs of Domestic Violence Victims: Assessing the Utilization of India's Domestic Violence Law and Health Services Preparedness in Coastal Orissa

2010
Chair, capstone for Coby Jansen
Moving from Evidence to Collaboration and Action: Identifying and Addressing Causes of Pesticide Exposure among Washington State Agricultural Workers

2010
Member, capstone for Anne Renz
How to implement cuts in the Basic Health Plan budget: A case study

2010
Chair, capstone for Jewel Wright
Designing and evaluating an effective ongoing survey on patient satifaction at Odessa Brown Children's Clinic

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

Northwest Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
PI:   Allan           Dates:    9/30/2013 - 9/29/2014

Northwest Center for Public Health Training
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
PI:   Kwan-Gett           Dates:    9/1/2013 - 8/31/2014

Northwest Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
PI:   Allan           Dates:    9/30/2012 - 9/29/2013

Northwest Center for Public Health Training
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
PI:   Allan           Dates:    9/1/2012 - 8/31/2013

Projects

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.

http://www.nwcphp.org/training/summer-institute


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.