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Dept. of Health Services
Program Affiliations
Roger A. Rosenblatt
Adjunct Professor
Professor, Family Medicine (primary appt.)
Adjunct Professor, Global Health
Adjunct Professor, School of Environmental and Forest Sciences

Professor Rosenblatt has been at the University of Washington since his internship in 1971. He was first appointed to the faculty in 1977, and since then has been an active member of the School of Public Health and the School of Medicine. Before joining the faculty he was medical officer and Director of the federal National Health Service Corps for the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. He has been the Vice Chair of the Department of Family Medicine since 1985, serving as Acting Chair several times. Rosenblatt's main interests are in improving access to health services for all, and in improving environmental conditions to safeguard biodiversity and the health of all species that inhabit the earth.

Research Interests:
Rural health; ecosystem health; health workforce; access to care; conservation and human health

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Contact Information


Department of Family Medicine
Seattle, WA

campus box:   354696
voice:   206-685-1361
fax:   206-685-0610


MFR   University of Washington, 2003
MPH   Harvard University, 1971
MD   Harvard University, 1971
BA   Harvard University, 1967

Recent Publications

Baldwin LM, Andrilla CH, Porter MP, Rosenblatt RA, Patel S, Doescher MP. Treatment of early-stage prostate cancer among rural and urban patients. Cancer. 2013 Jun 13. doi: 10.1002/cncr.28037. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 23765584

Baldwin LM, Patel S, Andrilla CH, Rosenblatt RA, Doescher MP. Receipt of recommended radiation therapy among rural and urban cancer patients. Cancer. 2012 Oct 15;118(20):5100-9. doi: 10.1002/cncr.27488.  PMID: 23042617

Quest TL, Merrill JO, Roll J, Saxon AJ, Rosenblatt RA. Buprenorphine therapy for opioid addiction in rural Washington: the experience of the early adopters. J Opioid Manag. 2012 Jan-Feb;8(1):29-38.  PMID: 22479882

Rosenblatt RA. Commentary: do medical schools have a responsibility to train physicians to meet the needs of the public? The case of persistent rural physician shortages. Acad Med. 2010 Apr;85(4):572-4.  PMID: 20354366

Lynge DC, Larson EH, Thompson MJ, Rosenblatt RA, Hart LG. A longitudinal analysis of the general surgery workforce in the United States, 1981-2005. Arch Surg. 2008 Apr;143(4):345-50; discussion 351.  PMID: 18427021

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Dissertation, Thesis & Capstone Committees (recent HSERV graduates)

Chair, thesis committee for Glenna Martin
Equitable imagery in pre-clinical medical courses

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


Rural/Underserved Opportunities Program (R/UOP)
The Rural/Underserved opportunities Program (R/UOP) is a four-week, elective immersion experience for students between their first and second years of medical school. Students participating in R/UOP work side-by-side with physicians in rural or urban underserved communities throughout Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho ( WWAMI ). Students are also encouraged to explore the communities during their four-week experience.
Conservation of Living Systems
CBC is a committee convened by the UW Graduate School, the Program on the Environment, and the UW Earth Initiative to bring together ideas about a graduate program in Conservation Biology - broadly defined - at the University of Washington.


Pew Primary Care Achievement Award Biography