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Helene E. Starks
Adjunct Associate Professor
Associate Professor, Bioethics and Humanities (primary appt.)
Adjunct Associate Professor, Family Medicine
Adjunct Associate Professor, Pediatrics

Research Interests:
End-of-life issues; qualitative research; medical decision-making; clinician-patient communication

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Contact Information

email:   tigiba@u.washington.edu

address:
Department of Bioethics and Humanities


campus box:   357120
voice:   206-543-9724
fax:   206-685-7515

Education

PhD   University of Washington, 2004   (Health Services)
MPH   University of California (Berkeley), 1989   (Policy Analysis)
BA   University of Washington, 1982   (Communications)

Recent Publications



Shaw JL, Robinson R, Starks H, Burke W, Dillard DA. Risk, reward, and the double-edged sword: perspectives on pharmacogenetic research and clinical testing among Alaska Native people. Am J Public Health. 2013 Dec;103(12):2220-5. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2013.301596. Epub 2013 Oct 17.  PMID: 24134351


Starks H, Wang S, Farber S, Owens DA, Curtis JR. Cost savings vary by length of stay for inpatients receiving palliative care consultation services. J Palliat Med. 2013 Oct;16(10):1215-20. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2013.0163. Epub 2013 Sep 4.  PMID: 24003991    PMCID: PMC3837564


Hiratsuka V, Delafield R, Starks H, Ambrose AJ, Mau MM. Patient and provider perspectives on using telemedicine for chronic disease management among Native Hawaiian and Alaska Native people. Int J Circumpolar Health. 2013 Aug 5;72. doi: 10.3402/ijch.v72i0.21401. eCollection 2013.  PMID: 23977642    PMCID: PMC3751232


Lee HH, Milgrom P, Starks H, Burke W. Trends in death associated with pediatric dental sedation and general anesthesia. Paediatr Anaesth. 2013 Aug;23(8):741-6. doi: 10.1111/pan.12210. Epub 2013 Jun 14.  PMID: 23763673    PMCID: PMC3712625


Doorenbos AZ, Starks H, Bourget E, McMullan DM, Lewis-Newby M, Rue TC, Lindhorst T, Aisenberg E, Oman N, Curtis JR, Hays R; Seattle Ethics in ECLS (SEE) Consortium, Clark JD, Baden HP, Brogan TV, Di Gennaro JL, Mazor R, Roberts JS, Turnbull J, Wilfond BS. Examining palliative care team involvement in automatic consultations for children on extracorporeal life support in the pediatric intensive care unit. J Palliat Med. 2013 May;16(5):492-5. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2012.0536. Epub 2013 Mar 29.  PMID: 23540309    PMCID: PMC3705963


Dissertation, Thesis & Capstone Committees (recent HSERV graduates)

2012
Chair, capstone for Angela Anderson
Research code analysis for American Indian and Alaska Native communities: Using tribal sovereignty as a tool to foster health research in American Indian and Alaska Native communities.

2011
Member, thesis committee for Celeste Chung
Qualitative program evaluation of Seattle Children's Patient Navigator Program

Links

Bio Page at the Department of Bioethics and Humanities