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Karen A. Hartfield

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I am particularly interested in addressing racial and ethnic disparties in health outcomes and access to services. Health education and communication programs provide opportunities to reach communities and individuals who lack access to information and services.
Lecturer, Health Services


MPH   University of North Carolina, 1986   (Maternal and Child Health)
BA   Harvard University, 1982   (Psychology)

Contact Info


Public Health - Seattle & King County
400 Yesler Way, Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98104

voice:   206-263-2023


Ms. Hartfield guest lectures in health behavior/health promotion courses in SBS. She is a HIV prevention planner for Public Health - Seattle & King County and has worked in HIV prevention, asthma prevention and family planning in public health settings for the past 20 years.

Effectiveness of health behavior/health promotion interventions

  • HSERV 535   (COPHP)
    COPHP Health Behavior and Health Promotion

House PJ, Hartfield K, Nicola B, Bogan SL. The University of Washington's Community-Oriented Public Health Practice Program and Public Health-Seattle & King County Partnership. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2014 May-Jun;20(3):285-9. doi: 10.1097/PHH.0000000000000054.  PMID: 24667188

Thiede H, Duchin JS, Hartfield K, Fleming DW. Variability in Practices for Investigation, Prevention, and Control of Communicable Diseases Among Washington State's Local Health Jurisdictions. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2012 Nov;18(6):623-30.  PMID: 23023289

Alstead M, Campsmith M, Halley CS, Hartfield K, Goldbaum G, Wood RW. Developing, implementing, and evaluating a condom promotion program targeting sexually active adolescents. AIDS Educ Prev. 1999 Dec;11(6):497-512.  PMID: 10693646

Dawson C, Hartfield K. Developing a cost-effective media campaign addressing unprotected anal sex among gay men. AIDS Educ Prev. 1996 Aug;8(4):285-93.  PMID: 8874646

Chair, capstone for Paula Blasi
Towards Healthier Birth Outcomes: Setting Direction for YWCA's Healthy Birth Outcomes Program

Chair, capstone for Shayla Compton
Gathering credible evidence: Supporting the capacity of urban Indian health organizations to conduct program evaluations