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Scott Barnhart, MD, MPH

Professor, Department of Medicine (DOM)
Professor (joint), Global Health
Adjunct Professor, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS)

Education & Training

MD, George Washington University, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington, DC, 1975-1979
Residency in Internal Medicine, Primary Care Track, University of Washington Affiliated Hospitals, Seattle, WA, 1979-1982
Chief Residency in Medicine, Swedish Hospital Medical Center, Seattle, WA, 1981-1982
Fellowship in Respiratory Disease and Critical Care, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 1982-1984
Residency in Preventative Medicine, University of Washington, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Seattle, WA, 1984-1986
MPH, University of Washington, School of Public health and Community Medicine, Seattle, WA, 1984-1986

Professional Interests

Global health
Health system strengthening in resource constrained environments including use of implementation of public health programs (male circumcision, HIV combination prevention) accreditation standards, quality improvement processes and information technology (electronic records, decision support)


Alpha Omega Alpha
Fellow, Respiratory Diseases and Critical Care Medicine, UW, 1982-1984
American College of Physicians Teaching and Research Scholar, 1985-1988

Selected Publications

Bateganya M, Hagopian A, Tavrow P, Luboga S, Barnhart S. Incentives and Barriers to Implementing National Hospital Standards in Uganda. International Journal for Quality in Health Care 2009 Dec;21(6):421-6. Epub 2009 Sep 30.
Martin R, Barnhart S.Global laboratory systems development: needs and approaches. Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2011 Sep;25(3):677-91.
Achembong Leo Ndiangang, Ashu Agbor Michael, Hagopian Amy, Downer Ann, Barnhart Scott, Cameroon mid-level providers offer a promising public health dentistry model. Journal: Human Resources for Health.2012, 10:46.
James Cowan, Jessica Greenberg Cowan, Scott Barnhart, Solomon Demamu, Daniel Fiseha, William Graham, Endalkachew Melese, Letitia Reason, Fana Tefera Asfaw, Getachew Feleke, Beniam Feleke. A Qualitative Assessment of Challenges to Tuberculosis Management and Prevention in Northern Ethiopia. International Journal Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (2013, 17 (8) 1071-5in press).
Galukande M, Kaggwa S, Sekimpi P, Kakaire O, Katamba A, Munabi I, Runumi FM, Mills E, Hagopian A, Blair G, Barnhart S, Luboga S. Use of surgical task shifting to scale up essential surgical services: a feasibility analysis at facility level in Uganda. BMC Health Serv Res. 2013 Aug 1;13:292. doi: 10.1186/1472-6963-13-292.