Freddy Chen Bob Crittenden Jane Huntington Christopher Behrens
Amanda Kost Frederica Overstreet Diane Timberlake Raye Maestas


Freddy Chen, MD, MPH

Frederick Chen is a Senior Investigator in the University of Washington’s WWAMI Rural Health Research Center and the Center for Health Workforce Studies. Dr. Chen has been an Atlantic Fellow at the Public Health Policy Unit of the University College London, where he examined primary care research policy in the National Health Service. Prior to that, he was the Kerr White Visiting Scholar in the Center for Primary Care Research at the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Dr. Chen received his medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco, and completed his M.P.H in epidemiology at UC Berkeley. After training in family medicine at the University of Washington he completed a fellowship as a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar. His research interests cover a variety of health policy issues, ranging from bioterrorism preparedness to medical education outcomes research. Dr. Chen has a clinical practice at the Harborview Family Medicine Clinic.

Interests: Medical Education, Quality of Care, Rural Health Workforce, Bioterrorism Preparedness, Health Policy, Genomics and Primary Care, Underserved Care Training and Rural Family Medicine.

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Robert A Crittenden, MD, MPH

Bob has practiced as a Family Physician for over twenty eight years in Central and Southeast Seattle with urban underserved populations, worked for the state legislature, been a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow with Senator George Mitchell, was special assistant to Governor Gardner for health, and is a Professor in the Departments of Family Medicine and Health Services at the University of Washington. He has been involved in many local and national efforts to improve the health care system including insurance improvements, being Associate Executive Director of the commission that put together the Basic Health Plan, a Board member of both the PEBB and the Washington State Health Insurance Pool. He has initiated the Kids get Care program, has been active in rural and urban underserved health systems improvements, and has worked with insurers, employers and providers in improving systems of care for chronic conditions. He is currently the Chief of Family Medicine Service at Harborview Medical Center, on the boards of Families USA Foundation, Northwest Health Law Advocates, National Academy of State Health Policy, Immediate Past President of the Rainier Institute, and convener of the Working For Health and the Communities Connect Coalitions in Washington State. He is working on projects at the local, state and national levels focusing on improving the access and effectiveness of health services for all people including low-income people. He loves any sport and enjoys his time on the lake or in the mountains.

Interests: Insurance, healthcare access, and policy, especially for children. Political interfaces between medicine and government. Coalition building.

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Jane Huntington, MD

Jane Huntington, MD graduated from the UW School of Medicine in 1994 after an earlier career as a Middle School math teacher and then completed Family Practice Residency at Group Health Cooperative. Jane sees patients at Harborview Medical Center Family Medicine Clinic. Her professional interests include cross-cultural medicine, providing prenatal and obstetric care, and doctor-patient communication.

Interests: Using literature review to answer specific clinical questions (FPIN project). Patient Centered Medical Home. Cultural competency. Curriculum design to improve care for under-served patients and patients with chronic illness.


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Chris Behrens, MD

Dr. Behrens is a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine with joint appointments in the Departments of Global Health and Medicine/Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Washington. He has been providing HIV- and TB-focused technical assistance to multiple countries in Asia, sub-Saharan Africa, South America and the Caribbean region.
Dr. Behrens obtained a BA in Political Science at Stanford University and his medical degree from the University of California – San Francisco. He is board certified in Family Medicine.

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Amanda Kost, MD

Dr. Kost attended medical school at SUNY Buffalo and completed my family medicine residency at the University of Washington in the Harborview track. She practiced at a community health center in Seattle for 2 years prior to returning to UW as faculty in the Medical Student Education section in the Department of Family Medicine. Dr. Kost serves as core faculty in the Underserved Pathway, is the adviser for the Family Medicine Interest Group, directs the preclinical family medicine preceptorship, and provides general advising for students interested in family medicine. She continues to see patients at Harborview and practice full spectrum family medicine. In her spare time, Dr. Kost enjoys gardening and hiking with her family.

Interests: health literacy and encouraging more students to pursue primary care careers.

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Frederica 'Freddy' Overstreet, MD, MPH

Dr. Overstreet attended the University of Washington School of Medicine, graduating in 1996 with her MD. She completed her residency in Seattle at the Providence Seattle Medical Center Family Practice Residency in 2000 (now Swedish Cherry Hill). She provided patient care for Country Doctor Community Health Centers and now brings to our program a wealth of knowledge and experience. Dr. Overstreet practices at our Harborview Medical Center Family Medicine Clinic in urban Seattle.

Interests: Care for underserved populations. Global health.

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Diane Timberlake, MD

Diane Timberlake is a graduate of Gonzaga University and the University of Washington School of Medicine. She did her residency training in Family Medicine at Providence Medical Center in Seattle and later completed a Masters Degree in Bioethics at the University of Washington. After leaving her north end practice, Dr Timberlake joined the Harborview faculty in 2000. Her professional interests include teaching medical students, providing care for underserved populations, and ethics and professionalism in medicine. Outside work she enjoys time spent with her husband and 4 children.

Interests: Clinical ethics.

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Raye Maestas, MD

Dr. Maestas is a graduate from the University of Washington School of Medicine and completed her residency in family medicine at Providence Hospital in Seattle. Her focus in medicine is in the areas of, health care for the underserved, behavioral medicine, cross-cultural medicine, domestic violence prevention and intervention and medical student education. She is now head of the Denali College at our medical school and is co-directing the Introduction to Clinical Medicine I course. She is married and loves spending time with her family and friends.

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