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Sarah A. Ross-Viles

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Clinical Instructor, Health Services


MPH   University of Washington, 2006   (Community Oriented Public Health Practice)
BA   Brown University, 2002   (Human Biology)

Contact Info


office:   H-690F, HSB

campus box:   357660
voice:   201-685-0825


Sarah Ross-Viles currently serves as the Director of the UW Tobacco Studies Program.

Health equity; tobacco prevention and control; health behavior and health promotion
  • HSERV 345
    Community Health Assessment
  • HSERV 531   (COPHP)
    COPHP Population Health and Community Development
  • HSERV 534   (COPHP)
    COPHP Health Behavior and Health Promotion and Environmental Health
  • HSERV 556
    Tobacco Related Health Disparities
  • HSERV 558
    Tobacco and Public Health: Prevention, Treatment, Policy and Social Change
  • HSERV 592   (COPHP)
    Community Oriented Public Health Practice Seminar

Cheadle A, Cromp D, Krieger JW, Chan N, McNees M, Ross-Viles S, Kellogg R, Rahimian A, MacDougall E. Promoting Policy, Systems, and Environment Change to Prevent Chronic Disease: Lessons Learned From the King County Communities Putting Prevention to Work Initiative. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2016 Jul-Aug;22(4):348-59. doi: 10.1097/PHH.0000000000000313.  PMID: 26214696

Chair, capstone for Kaeli Barrett
Public health surveillance and cannabis policies - Are we making the connection?

Chair, capstone for Casierra Cruz
Reclaiming culture: The development of a Betel-Quid intervention framework for youth in micronesia

Chair, capstone for Brenda Martinez
Connect to Quit: A community needs assessment related to smoking and smoking cessation in the Lower Yakima Valley. Assessing the use of technology as a health intervention in the Lower Yakima Valley

Chair, capstone for Hena Parveen
Vaping and You(th): A school based education and awareness program on vaping

Member, thesis committee for Juliet D'Alessandro
Tobacco retail outlet compliance in King County: Health equity and youth exposure considerations

Member, thesis committee for Nick Fradkin
Identifying and overcoming barriers to raising funds from individuals for tobacco prevention programs

Member, thesis committee for Elizabeth Medeiros
Attitudes, perceptions, and support of student leaders for tobacco-free campus policy at the University of Washington

Chair, capstone for Elliott Smith
Food as a community building tool: a mobile farmers market in S. Seattle

Chair, capstone for Anastasia Mallillin
Creating positive change: Empowering teachers and staff to advance sexual violence prevention efforts

UW Tobacco Studies Program

This program was established at the UW SPHCM in 2002 with initial funding from the American Legacy Foundation (Legacy) in conjunction with the Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH) as part of their STEP UP project (Scholarship, Teaching, and Education Program for Tobacco Use Prevention). Now funded by the Washington State Department of Health (DOH), the program offers a tobacco studies curriculum and provides scholarship funding and mentorship for MPH and other health science and policy students interested in pursuing a concentration in tobacco use prevention, treatment or research.