Core Faculty

Our core MCH faculty have primary appointments in the School of Public Health and work in a broad range of areas in maternal and child health. They provide academic advising as well as mentor students on their thesis and practicum projects.

Todd Edwards, PhD, MA

toddce@uw.edu; 206-685-4738
Research Assistant Professor, Health Services
Investigator, Seattle Quality of Life Group

Research interests:

  • Development and validation of patient-reported measures of symptoms, function, and quality of life
  • Integration of patient-reported measures into clinical practice, decision making, and assessment of treatment outcomes

Affiliations: Center for Disability Policy and Research

Daniel A. Enquobahrie, PhD, MPH, MD

danenq@u.washington.edu; 206-287-2390
Associate Professor, Epidemiology

Research and teaching interests:

  • Cardiovascular/perinatal epidemiology
  • Developmental origins
  • Genetic/molecular epidemiology (transcription and post-transcription regulation)
  • International research

Affiliations: Cardiovascular Health Research Unit; Center for Perinatal Studies, Swedish Medical Center; Reproductive, Perinatal & Pediatric Epidemiology Training Program

Stephen E. Hawes, PhD, MS

hawes@u.washington.edu; 206-616-9744
Associate Professor, Epidemiology
Adjunct Associate Professor, Global Health
Associate Director, UW Strategic Analysis, Research and Training (START) Center

Research and teaching interests:

  • HPV-related cancers (cervix, anus)
  • Role of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections in the natural history of cervical neoplasia and cancer
  • Maternal factors associated with poor birth outcomes (Washington State birth certificate and hospitalization records)
  • Co-teaching new undergraduate courses:

Affiliations: UW START Center; Senegal HIV-2 Research; HPV Research Group

Colleen E. Huebner, PhD, MPH

colleenh@u.washington.edu, on leave of absence July 2014-June 2015
Professor, Health Services
Adjunct Professor, Pediatric Dentistry, School of Dentistry

Research and teaching interests:

  • Prevention of childhood morbidities associated with social and economic disadvantage
  • Child and adult literacy and health literacy
  • Building family-community-preschool-healthcare partnerships that benefit infants and young children

Affiliations: Center on Human Development and Disability; Northwest Center to Reduce Oral Health Disparities

Melissa Schiff, MD, MPH

mschiff@u.washington.edu; 206-543-8095
Professor, Epidemiology
Director, Maternal and Child Public Health Leadership Training Program

Research and teaching interests:

  • Perinatal and reproductive epidemiology
  • Pregnancy outcomes among women with disabilities
  • Injury epidemiology with a focus on sports injuries

Anne M. Turner, MD, MPH, MLIS

Associate Professor, Health Services
Associate Professor, Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education

Research and teaching interests:

  • The application of information technology for health promotion and health communications
  • Disease prevention in childhood
  • Improving health literacy and health disparities with limited English proficient populations

Affiliations: Northwest Center for Public Health