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Dept. of Health Services
Program Affiliations
Miruna G. Petrescu-Prahova
Assistant Professor

Research Interests:
Healthy aging; social networks; social determinants of health

Contact Information


Health Promotion Research Center
1107 NE 45th st., Suite 200
Seattle, WA 98105

voice:   206-543-2891
fax:   206-543-8841


PhD   University of California (Irvine), 2009   (Sociology)
MA   University of California (Irvine), 2008   (Sociology)
MA   University of Bucharest, 2002   (European Social Policy)
BA   University of Bucharest, 2000   (Social Work)

Recent Publications

Schweinberger M, Petrescu-Prahova M, Vu DQ. Disaster Response on September 11, 2001 Through the Lens of Statistical Network Analysis. Soc Networks. 2014 May;37:42-55.  PMID: 24707073

Suciu A, Petrescu-Prahova M. Social Networks as a Change Management Strategy for Performance Excellence and Innovation. Journal for Quality & Participation. 2011;34(1):16-20

Petrescu-Prahova M, Butts CT. Emergent Coordinators in the World Trade Center Disaster. International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters. 2008;26(3):133-68.

Lind BE, Tirado M, Butts CT, Petrescu-Prahova M. Brokerage roles in disaster response: organisational mediation in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. International Journal of Emergency Management. 2008;5(1/2):75-99.

Butts CT, Petrescu-Prahova M, Cross BR. Responder communication networks in the World Trade Center disaster: Implications for modeling of communication within emergency settings. J Math Sociol. 2007;31(2):121-47.

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

Addressing the Personal Health Information Management Needs of Older Adults
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
PI:   Turner           Dates:    12/1/2013 - 11/30/2018

Health Promotion Research Center
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
PI:   Harris           Dates:    9/30/2013 - 9/29/2014

Examining the outcomes of collaborative networks to improve school nutrition environments
Johns Hopkins University (JHU)
PI:   Johnson           Dates:    5/1/2013 - 4/30/2015