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Amy Hagopian

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Associate Professor, Health Services
Associate 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

Director, Community Oriented Public Health Practice
1959 NE Pacific
Seattle, WA 98195-7660

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


Amy Hagopian directs the UW's Community Oriented Public Health Practice program, in the Department of Health Services, which trains MPH students using problem based learning. Her courses are in evaluation, policy and international health. She also conducts research on international health workforce issues, especially the area of health worker migration from low-income countries to wealthy countries.

She serves on various institutional service committees, and was an organizer of the University of Basrah sister university project (since 2005).

Before entering the global health arena, Hagopian worked for 15 years in the area of rural health and community development, traveling the five-state region served by the University of Washington School of Medicine. She focused on strengthening and expanding rural health systems, as she worked with administrators, boards and communities in the settings of hospitals, clinics and public health departments.

Hagopian is also active in her professional association, the American Public Health Association, where she serves as nominating chair to the International Health Section. She is also active in her own local community, where she serves as a board member of College Access Now, which works to assist first-generation students gain admission to college. She also works to eliminate military recruitment in high schools.

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

Mogk J, Shmigol V, Futrell M, Stover B, Hagopian A. Court-imposed fines as a feature of the homelessness-incarceration nexus: a cross-sectional study of the relationship between legal debt and duration of homelessness in Seattle, Washington, USA. J Public Health (Oxf). 2019 Jun 4. pii: fdz062. doi: 10.1093/pubmed/fdz062. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 31162577

Abedi AA, Ogwal DS, Pintye J, Nabirye RC, Hagopian A. Baccalaureate prepared nurses as the new entry-level nursing cadre in Uganda: A qualitative study of BSN student and faculty perspectives in two universities. Nurse Educ Today. 2019 Feb 5;76:131-136. doi: 10.1016/j.nedt.2019.01.023. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 30784841

Eisenberg-Guyot J, Hagopian A. Right-to-Work-for-Less: How Janus v. AFSCME Threatens Public Health. New Solut. 2018 Jan 1:1048291118784713. doi: 10.1177/1048291118784713. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 29950154

Lafta R, Al-Ani W, Dhiaa S, Cherewick M, Hagopian A, Burnham G. Perceptions, experiences and expectations of Iraqi medical students. BMC Med Educ. 2018 Mar 27;18(1):53. doi: 10.1186/s12909-018-1156-8.  PMID: 29587726    PMCID: PMC5870482
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Hagopian A, West KM, Ornelas IJ, Hart AN, Hagedorn J, Spigner C. Adopting an Anti-Racism Public Health Curriculum Competency: The University of Washington Experience. Public Health Rep. 2018 Jan 1:33354918774791. doi: 10.1177/0033354918774791. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 29847749    PMCID: PMC6055294
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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

Chair, capstone for Emily Turk
Case studies of tank farm vapor exposures among Hanford nuclear site workers 2010-2015

Chair, capstone for Jennifer Hagedorn
The role of labor unions in creating working conditions that promote public health

Health Alliance International 8 (Moz. Health Comm.)
Health Alliance International (HAI)
PI:   Holmes           Dates:    10/1/2015 - 9/30/2016

Establishing and Strengthening CoE’s as Regional Health System Hubs
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
PI:   Barnhart           Dates:    9/1/2011 - 8/30/2016

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.