Faculty Profiles

As leaders in their respective fields, members of the IPHG faculty engage in cutting-edge research within their discipline-specific areas. As members of either Core or Auxiliary members of IPHG Faculty, they also recognize the importance of developing a new approach to address the well-recognized challenges in translating genomics into public health practice, one that is based on strong scientific methods, but one that also integrates and considers the ethical, legal, social, and economic issues simultaneously.

The faculty listed below, both Core and Auxiliary are approved to chair thesis and dissertation committees. There are many other faculty who would be appropriate to serve in the thesis and dissertation committees. Talk to your Chairperson about it.

IPHG Core Faculty

The IPHG core faculty oversees all academic aspects of the IPHG Graduate and Certificate programs. Meeting topics include curriculum matters, student admissions for the MPH and Ph.D. programs, student advising and mentoring, reviewing MPH thesis topics and writing and grading the Ph.D. preliminary exam.

NamePositionDepartment / ProgramSchool of Public Health Appointment
Deborah J. Bowen, Ph.D.

dbowen@uw.edu

Professor Bioethics & Humanities
Wylie Burke, M.D., Ph.D.
wburke@uw.edu
Professor and Chair / Director Bioethics & Humanities / Center for Genomics and Healthcare Equality Epidemiology (Adjunct)
Debra Lochner Doyle, MS, CGC Debra.Lochnerdoyle@doh.wa.gov Genetic Services Coordinator / Affiliate Instructor Washington State Dept. of Health/Epidemiology Epidemiology (Affiliate Instructor)
David L. Eaton, Ph.D. deaton@uw.edu Professor / Director / Associate Vice Provost for Research Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences /
Center for Ecogenetics and Environmental Health / Office of the Provost
Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences (Professor)
Kelly Edwards, Ph.D. edwards@u.washington.edu Associate Professor Bioethics & Humanities Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences (Adjunct)
Stephanie Malia Fullerton, Ph.D. smfllrtn@u.washington.edu Director IPHG / Associate Professor / Adjunct Bioethics & Humanities / Genome Sciences Epidemiology (Adjunct)
Patricia C. Kuszler, M.D., JD kuszler@u.washington.edu Professor / Adjunct / Adjunct Law / Bioethics & Humanities / Health Services Health Services (Adjunct)
Yvonne S. Lin, Ph.D. yvonlin@u.washington.edu Assistant Professor Department of Pharmaceutics N/A
Anna C. Mastroianni, JD, MPH amastroi@u.washington.edu Professor / Adjunct Law / Health Services Health Services (Adjunct)
Barbara Burns McGrath, Ph.D. bbmcgrat@u.washington.edu Research Associate Professor / Adjunct Nursing / Anthropology Epidemiology (Adjunct)
Timothy M. Rose, Ph.D. trose@u.washington.edu Professor Department of Pediatrics and Children's Hospital Research Institute Epidemiology (Adjunct)
Kenneth E. Thummel, Ph.D. thummel@u.washington.edu Professor and Chair / Deputy Director Pharmaceutics / IPHG Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences (Adjunct)

Auxiliary Faculty

Due to the continued growth of the IPHG graduate program and the need for additional faculty members to serve on MPH thesis and doctoral dissertation committees, a new category of IPHG "Auxiliary Faculty" was created in 2008. These faculty members can also chair thesis and dissertation committees, but are not required to participate in APC meetings or assume other academic responsibilities. Similar to qualifications for the APC, IPHG Auxiliary Faculty must have expertise in one or more of the "core knowledge areas" of the IPHG and must be a member of the UW Graduate Faculty. Although not required, Auxiliary Faculty members are encouraged to support IPHG students on their grants. Faculty interested in serving the Auxiliary Faculty should contact the IPHG Program Director.

Parveen Bhatti, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Member, Program in Epidemiology, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • Research Assistant Professor, Dept. of Epidemiology, School of Public Health
  • pbhatti@fgcrc.org

Robert Bradley, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Member, Division of Public Health Sciences and Division of Basic Sciences, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Erika Blacksher, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor, Bioethics and Humanities, School of Medicine
  • eb2010@uw.edu

Christopher S. Carlson, Ph.D.

  • Associate Member, Division of Public Health Sciences, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • Affiliate Associate Professor of Epidemiology, School of Public Health

Chu Chen, Ph.D., NRCC, DABCC

  • Affiliate Professor of Epidemiology, School of Public Health
  • Affiliate Professor of Otolaryngology, School of Medicine
  • Full Member, Division of Public Health Services, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Karen L. Edwards, Ph.D.

Daniel Enquobahrie, M.D., MPH, Ph.D.

Gail Jarvik, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Arno G. Motulsky Professor of Medicine
  • Joint Professor Medicine and Genome Sciences
  • Head, Division of Medical Genetics, School of Medicine
  • Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology; School of Public Health
  • pair@u.washington.edu

Jairam R. Lingappa, MD, PhD.

  • Associate Professor, Allergy and Infectious Diseases, School of Medicine
  • Associate Professor, Global Health, School of Public Health
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Pediatrics
  • jais@u.washington.edu

Ulrike (Riki) Peters, Ph.D., MPH

  • Research Associate Professor of Epidemiology, School of Public Health
  • Associate Member, Division of Public Health Services, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • upeters@fhcrc.org

Scott Ramsey, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Professor of Medicine, School of Medicine
  • Full Member, Public Health Sciences Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • sramsey@fhcrc.org

Steve Schwartz, Ph.D., MPH

  • Professor of Epidemiology, School of Public Health
    Full Member, Division of Public Health Services, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • stevesch@u.washington.edu

Helene Starks, Ph.D., MPH

  • Associate Professor of Bioethics & Humanities, School of Medicine
  • Adjunct Associate Professor of Health Services, School of Public Health
  • tigiba@u.washington.edu

Grace John Stewart, M.D., Ph.D., MPH

  • Professor of Medicine, Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, School of Medicine
  • Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology, School of Public Health
  • gjohn@u.washington.edu

Holly Tabor, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor, Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics, School of Medicine
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Bioethics & Humanities
  • holly.tabor@seattlechildrens.org

Timothy A. Thornton, Ph.D.

Debby W. Tsuang, M.D., MSC

  • Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, School of Medicine
  • Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology, School of Public Health
  • dwt1@u.washington.edu

Cornelia (Neli) Ulrich, Ph.D., M.S.

  • National Center of Tumor Disease, Division of Preventive Oncology, Heidelberg, Germany<
  • Professor of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Washington
  • Full Member, Division of Public Health Sciences, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • nulrick@fhcrc.org

David L. Veenstra, Pharm.D., Ph.D.

  • Professor, Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research and Policy Program, Department of Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy
  • veenstra@u.washington.edu

Benjamin S. Wilfond, M.D.

  • Director, Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics, Seattle Children's Hospital
  • Professor of Pediatrics, School of Medicine
  • bwilfond@u.washington.edu

Carolyn Watts, Ph.D.

  • Chairman, Department of Health Administration, School of Allied Health Professionals, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Affiliate Professor of Health Services, School of Public Health, University of Washington
  • cwatts2@vcu.edu