Marcia R. Weaver

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Adjunct Research Associate Professor, Health Services
Research Associate Professor, Global Health (primary appt.)


PhD   University of Chicago, 1986   (Economics)
MA   University of Chicago, 1981   (Public Policy)
BA   Hampshire College, 1977   (Social Sciences)

Contact Info


International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH)
901 Boren Avenue, Suite 1100
Seattle, WA 98104

campus box:   359932
voice:   206-616-9173
fax:   206-221-4945


Marcia Weaver also works with the Department of Global Health MPH program. Areas of specialization include cost-effectiveness analysis of community based organizations, contingent valuation methods, and hospital finance in developing countries.

Cost analysis; HIV/AIDS programs

Meischke H, Painter I, Turner AM, Weaver MR, Fahrenbruch CE, Ike BR, Stangenes S. Protocol: simulation training to improve 9-1-1 dispatcher identification of cardiac arrest. BMC Emerg Med. 2016 Feb 1;16(1):9. doi: 10.1186/s12873-016-0073-6.  PMID: 26830676    PMCID: PMC4736553

Meischke H, Ike BR, Fahrenbruch C, Kuniyuki A, Hannon P, Parks MR, Forehand M, Weaver M, Harris JR. Hypertension identification via emergency responders: a randomized controlled intervention study. Prev Med. 2013 Dec;57(6):914-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2013.05.010. Epub 2013 Jun 1.  PMID: 23732250

O'Malley G, Marseille E, Weaver MR. Cost-effectiveness analyses of training: a manager's guide. Hum Resour Health. 2013 May 20;11(1):20. doi: 10.1186/1478-4491-11-20.  PMID: 23688059    PMCID: PMC3684521

Darney BG, Weaver MR, Vanderhei D, Stevens NG, Prager SW. "One of those areas that people avoid" a qualitative study of implementation in miscarriage management. BMC Health Serv Res. 2013 Apr 3;13(1):123. doi: 10.1186/1472-6963-13-123.  PMID: 23552274    PMCID: PMC3637834

Weaver MR, Crozier I, Eleku S, Makanga G, Mpanga Sebuyira L, Nyakake J, Thompson M, Willis K. Capacity-building and clinical competence in infectious disease in Uganda: a mixed-design study with pre/post and cluster-randomized trial components. PLoS One. 2012;7(12):e51319. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0051319. Epub 2012 Dec 14.  PMID: 23272097    PMCID: PMC3522731

Chair, thesis committee for Fernanda Freistadt
Cost-effectiveness analysis of training nurses for task-shifting in Angola

Chair, dissertation committee for Blair Darney
Program evaluation in reproductive health: Prospective and retrospective applications

Simulation training to improve 911 dispatcher identifacation of cardiac arrest
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
PI:   Meischke           Dates:    8/1/2014 - 7/31/2015

Simulation training to improve 911 dispatcher identification of cardiac arrest
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
PI:   Meischke           Dates:    8/1/2013 - 7/31/2014

International Training and Education Center on HIV/AIDS

I-TECH promotes activities that increase human capacity for providing HIV/AIDS clinical care and support in countries and regions hardest hit by the AIDS epidemic. I-TECH was awarded a second, five-year contract (2006-2011) by the Health Resource Services Administration (HRSA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). For more information, please go to

Joint Uganda Malaria Training Program (JUMP)

The Academic Alliance Foundation, in partnership with the Infectious Disease Institute, Makerere University-University of California, San Francisco (MU-UCSF) and the Uganda Malaria Surveillance Project (UMSP), is developing an exemplary malaria training program to support the Ministry of Health's (MOH)'s new national policy on malaria treatment. The University of Washington has a subcontract to evaluate the training program. The evaluation will focus on 2 types of outcomes related to the objectives above: 1) clinical skills in case management and preventive therapy, and 2) training skills and activities by the alumni. The program is funded by a three year grant from the Exxon Mobile Foundation (2005-2008).

Promoting HIV/AIDS Awareness and Technology Training among Swazi Youth

The University of Washington's Center for Workforce Development in partnership with the Strategic Education Centers (SEC), which is a Seattle-based NGO, has created a Life Skill Enrichment curriculum to empower adolescents primarily ages 14 - 17 in Africa and the U.S. Working with the 18th District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, and the AME Hillside School in Swaziland, they are planning to train 100 Swazi youths using the curriculum and evaluate its effect on students' HIV risk behavior. The project is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation from Oct 2005 to May 2007.