Matthew Thompson
Phone: (206) 616-8149


Countries with strong primary care systems typically have better health outcomes. Our research group is working across a number of areas of key importance to improve the provision of primary care in low and middle-income countries globally. This includes conducting research on non-communicable diseases such as hypertension and diabetes, helping to implement smoking cessation services in Asia, improving recognition of children with acute illness in sub-Saharan Africa, and assessing quality of primary care delivered.


Diabetes in Cambodia: Improving the diagnosis of diabetes with low cost diagnostics

Supporting LIFE: Feasibility of mHealth decision support tools for health workers in Malawi

Vital signs: Systematically assessing the diagnostic value of vital signs in children in low and middle income countries, and developing new low cost sensors.

Dhulikhel Heart Study: A prospective longitudinal cohort study to evaluate risk factors for CVD in the adult residents of Dhulikhel, Nepal. Baseline data collection is underway with plans for 20 years of follow-up.

International Quitline Institute: Initiative to train tobacco cessation workers in Low- and Middle Income Countries

Stroke in Vietnam: We conducted a surveillance of risk factors for stroke in Da Nang, Vietham, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, and developed a stroke registry at Da Nang Hospital.


Recent Publications

Collaborative Partners

UW Department of Global Health

UW Department of Radiology

Imperial College London, (Global eHealth Unit)

Mzuzu University, Malawi

Dhulikhel Hospital, Kathmandu University, Nepal