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Amy Hagopian

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Professor, Health Services
Professor, Global Health


PhD   University of Washington, 2003   (Health Services)
MHA   University of Washington, 1983   (Health Administration)

Contact Info


office:   H-690E, Health Sciences Building

1959 NE Pacific St.
Seattle, WA 98195-7660

campus box:   357660
voice:   206-616-4989
fax:   206-543-3964


Amy Hagopian, MHA, PhD, served for many years as program director of the Community Oriented Public Health Practice program where she teaches a core health policy course. She also teaches a 4-credit MPH course, Public Health Planning, Advocacy and Leadership skills, a project-based public health skill-building course.

Hagopian's wide-ranging interests are unified by the idea that the maldistribution of power undermines health. She has dedicated much of her professional and personal life to opposing war and promoting peace. She’s also researched the migration of health workers from poor countries to rich ones, and works on homelessness and incarceration as health issues.

She co-teaches a course with Evan Kanter, MD, PhD, "War and Health." She led a team to estimate mortality associated with the 2003 invasion of Iraq and has conducted other research on the effects of war on health. She is active in the American Public Health Association's international health section and peace caucus, and is the 2018 recipient of the APHA's Vic Sidel and Barry Levy Peace Award. She serves on the editorial board of the American Journal of Public Health, and on the Nuclear Weapons Task force of the Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility.

International health workforce issues, the effects of war on global health

Tankwanchi AS, Hagopian A, Vermund SH. African Physician Migration to High-Income Nations: Diverse Motives to Emigrate ("We Are not Florence Nightingale") or Stay in Africa ("There Is No Place Like Home") Comment on "Doctor Retention: A Cross-sectional Study of How Ireland Has Been Losing the Battle". Int J Health Policy Manag. 2020 Nov 2. doi: 10.34172/ijhpm.2020.219. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 33160297

Eisenberg-Guyot J, Mooney SJ, Hagopian A, Barrington WE, Hajat A. Solidarity and disparity: Declining labor union density and changing racial and educational mortality inequities in the United States. Am J Ind Med. 2020 Mar;63(3):218-231. doi: 10.1002/ajim.23081. Epub 2019 Dec 17.  PMID: 31845387

Bielenberg JE, Futrell M, Stover B, Hagopian A. Presence of Any Medical Debt Associated With Two Additional Years of Homelessness in a Seattle Sample. Inquiry. 2020 Jan-Dec;57:46958020923535. doi: 10.1177/0046958020923535.  PMID: 32513034    PMCID: PMC7285940
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Zhao Y, Lafta R, Hagopian A, Flaxman AD. The epidemiology of 32 selected communicable diseases in Iraq, 2004-2016. Int J Infect Dis. 2019 Sep 24. pii: S1201-9712(19)30380-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2019.09.018. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 31560993

Tankwanchi AS, Hagopian A, Vermund SH. International migration of health labour: monitoring the two-way flow of physicians in South Africa. BMJ Glob Health. 2019 Sep 11;4(5):e001566. doi: 10.1136/bmjgh-2019-001566. eCollection 2019.  PMID: 31565405    PMCID: PMC6747914
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Chair, capstone for Margaret Babayan
Advocates Matter in Duration of Homelessness and Quality of Life

Chair, capstone for Ali N'Simbo
Human Resources for Health in Conflict Settings: A Cross Sectional Study of Employment Status and Location of Physician Graduates from Democratic Republic of Congo Medical Schools: 2007-2018

Chair, thesis committee for Zainab Al-Tameemi
The effect of meaningful daily activity on Syrian and Iraqi refugee well-being in an urban Jordan sample

Chair, capstone for Jessica Bielenberg
Relationship between medical debt and length of homelessness

Chair, capstone for Daniel Otter
Lessons from Abroad: Current Practices, Success Factors, and Challenges of European Drug Consumption Room

Tobacco-free Policy Assessment and Development
American Cancer Society (ACS)
PI:   Hagopian           Dates:    10/1/2019 - 3/31/2021

2011 Iraq Mortality Metrics Study
Johns Hopkins University (JHU)
PI:   Hagopian           Dates:    3/14/2011 - 12/31/2020

Health Alliance International

Senior Health Workforce Planning & Policy Advisor

Department of Global Health

Education and Curriculum Office, Chair of the International Health Program curriculum committee.