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A. Gita Krishnaswamy

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Clinical Associate Professor, Health Systems and Population Health


MPH   University of Washington, 2012   (Health Services)
MEd   DePaul University, 2005   (Secondary Teaching Certification)
BA   Northwestern University, 2000   (Cellular and Molecular Biology)

Contact Info


office:   H-690F, HSB

campus box:   357660


Gita Krishnaswamy currently serves as the Acting Director of the COPHP program. Her areas of specialization include population health, quantitative methods and health education. She has many years of K-12 classroom and administrative experience in the field and consults with school districts and nonprofit organizations interested in health equity, the bidirectional relationship of education and health, and problem-based learning pedagogy. She directs the capstone experience for the COPHP program and manages community-based student projects through the NWCPHP. She earned an M.Ed. at DePaul University and an MPH at the University of Washington.

Health equity; education and health policy; health education
Chair, capstone for David Thomas
The project was commissioned in collaboration with the PLAY Study at Seattle Children's Research Institute to close the gap on childcare centric workplace health and wellness programs, and improve the health of childcare providers.

Chair, capstone for Ayla Ervin
Collecting research priorities for pregnant/parenting people with opiate use disorder for HCA through partnering with CBOs. Then work with CBOs to develop an implimentation plan to address one of the identidied priorities.

Chair, capstone for Martell Hesketh
Conducting a social network analysis (SNA) for a joint NSF funded project with the Swinomish tribe to evaluate the community of practice for indigenous foods and medicines work in NW coastal native communities

Chair, capstone for Colin Rhodes
Community Health Board Coalition

Chair, capstone for Ophelia Vidal
I will be working with the Gender & Justice Task Force (of the WA State Gender & Justice Commission) on their Gender Bias Study. My work will drive the selection of pilot programs and/or research opportunities to address intersectional, gender-based inequities in the criminal justice system.

Chair, capstone for Elise Rasmussen
Racial Justice-Oriented Grantmaking: A Community Driven Improvement Plan for Seattle's Equitable Development Initiative Fund

Chair, capstone for Gabriela Wagener-Sobrero
The Power in Our Stories: Centering Health Equity in Electoral Campaigns