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Alumni Profiles


photo: Shuva Dawadi - Data Analyst at Washington State Health Care Authority

Shuva Dawadi - Data Analyst at Washington State Health Care Authority

Area of Emphasis:
Occupational Health; Evaluative Sciences and Statistics

Research interests:
healthcare utilization and health outcomes; methods research; cancer screening   Read more . . .


photo: Colleen Daly - Global Wellness Manager, Microsoft Corporation

Colleen Daly - Global Wellness Manager, Microsoft Corporation

Dr. Daly pursued an area of emphasis in Occupational Health and Safety, and worked closely with Dr. Tom Wickizer, to complete her dissertation, “Does changing work organization through telecommuting affect individual health? A focus on stress and health behavior,” before graduating in 2007. At present, Dr. Daly works as the Global Wellness Manager for the Microsoft Corporation.   Read more . . .


photo: Jeanne Sears (2007)

Jeanne Sears - Research Associate Professor, Health Services, UW

Dr. Sears pursued an area of emphasis in Occupational Health: Equity and Access to Services, and worked closely with Dr. Tom Wickizer and Dr. Gary Franklin to complete her dissertation, “Nurse practitioners as attending providers in the workers' compensation system: policy evaluation of recent legislation in Washington State,” before graduating in 2007.   Read more . . .


photo: Janessa Graves (2011)

Janessa Graves - Assistant Professor, College of Nursing, WSU

Dr. Graves pursued areas of emphasis in Evaluation Sciences and Occupational Health Services Research. She worked closely with Dr. Jeffrey Jarvik (Chair), Deb Fulton-Kehoe, and Gary Franklin to complete her dissertation, “Early advanced imaging among Washington State workers' compensation claimants with non-specific acute occupational low back pain: An evaluation of precursors, costs, utilization, and outcomes.” This work involved linking workers’ compensation insurance claims to patient-level surve   Read more . . .


photo: Benjamin Keeney (2012)

Benjamin Keeney - Instructor, Orthopaedics, Dartmouth College

Dr. Benjamin Keeney entered the Health Services PhD program in September 2007 and graduated in early 2012.   Read more . . .


photo: Megan Shepherd-Banigan (2014)

Megan Shepherd-Banigan - Postdoctoral Fellow, Durham Center

Dr. Megan Shepherd-Banigan began her studies in the Health Services PhD program in 2010, and was a NIOSH Occupational Health Services Research trainee while in the program.   Read more . . .


photo: Laura Fraade-Blanar - Postdoctoral Fellow, RAND Corporation

Laura Fraade-Blanar - Postdoctoral Fellow, RAND Corporation

Dr. Laura Fraade-Blanar wrote her dissertation on "Older adult injury risk assessment in the driving and occupational environments" before graduating in 2016. She is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the RAND Corporation.   Read more . . .


photo: Larkin Strong - Assistant Professor, Health Disparities Research, UT

Larkin Strong - Assistant Professor, Health Disparities Research, UT

Dr. Larkin Strong began her studies in the Health Services PhD program in 2002, and was a NIOSH trainee while in the program.   Read more . . .