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Dedra Buchwald, MD

Professor, Epidemiology
Professor (joint), Department of Medicine (DOM)
Adjunct Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Education & Training

MD, University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine, San Diego, CA, 1976-1981
Internship in Internal Medicine, North Carolina Memorial Hospital, Chapel Hill, NC, 1981-1982
Residency in Internal Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, 1982-1984

Professional Interests

Twin studies
Fatigue and chronic fatigue syndrome
Chronic pain and fibromyalgia
American Indian and Alaska Native health


Nominee, UW Lifetime Distinguished Teacher Award, 2006
Nominee, UWMC Award for Outstanding Mentorship, 2007
UW Medicine Award for Excellence in Mentoring Women and Minority Faculty, 2010

Selected Publications

Buchwald D, Wiegman D. Weaving the Native web: Using social network analysis to demonstrate the value of a minority career development program. Acad Med. 2011;86:778-786. PMCID: PMC3127457.
Buchwald D, Bell M, Schmidt-Grimminger C, Jacobsen C. Attitudes towards HPV vaccination among rural American Indian women and urban White women in the Northern Plains. Health Educ Behavior. 2013;40:704-711. PMID: 23460671.
Johnson Wright L, Noonan C, Ahumada S, Bullones Rodriguez M A, Buchwald D, Afari N. Psychological distress in twins with urological symptoms. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2010;32:262-267. PMCID: PMC2862233.
Rodriguez MA, Afari N, Buchwald DS; National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Working Group on Urological Chronic Pelvic Pain. Evidence for overlap between urological and non-urological unexplained clinical conditions. J Urol. 2009;182:2123-2131. PMID: 19758633.
Manson SM, Goins RT, Buchwald DS. The Native Investigator Development Program: increasing the presence of American Indian and Alaska Native scientists in aging-related research. J Appl Gerontol. 2006 Suppl 1;25:105S-130S.