Helene E. Starks

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Adjunct Associate Professor, Health Services
Associate Professor, Bioethics and Humanities (primary appt.)
Adjunct Associate Professor, Family Medicine
Adjunct Associate Professor, Pediatrics


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

Contact Info

email:   tigiba@uw.edu

Department of Bioethics and Humanities

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

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

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