School of Public Health


Core Faculty

Anju Aggarwal Acting Assistant Professor
PhD (Johns Hopkins University), MSc (Delhi University (India))
Nutrition and health disparities, drivers of food choices and diet quality, socioeconomic gradient, food environment, psychosocial and cultural practices, resilience
Susan J. Astley Professor
PhD (University of Washington)
Etiology; diagnosis and prevention of fetal alcohol syndrome
Jared Baeten Professor
MD (University of Washington), PhD (University of Washington)
HIV/AIDS and other STDs; women; Africa
Janet Baseman Associate Professor
MPH (University of Texas (Houston)), PhD (University of Washington)
Applied epidemiology in public health practice; informatics; infectious disease epidemiology; surveillance
Shirley Beresford Professor
PhD (University of London (UK))
Nutritional epidemiology; folic acid; fruit and vegetable; exercise in preventive intervention trials
Parveen Bhatti Research Associate Professor
PhD (University of Washington), MSc (University of British Columbia (Canada))
Occupational and environmental epidemiology of cancer with a focus in biomarkers of exposure, susceptibility and disease
Joseph A. (Chris) Delaney Research Assistant Professor
PhD (McGill University (Canada)), MA (Lakehead University)
Cardiovascular Epidemiology, Pharmacoepidemiology, Infectious diseases (principally HIV), Causal Inference, Propensity Score methods, Lifestyle predictors of disease
Adam Drewnowski Professor
PhD (Rockefeller University), MA (Oxford University (UK))
Health Disparities and Social Determinants of Health, Nutritional Epidemiology, Physical Activity, Obesity and Diabetes
Daniel A. Enquobahrie Associate Professor
PhD (University of Washington), MPH (University of Washington), MD (Addis Ababa University)
Dr. Enquobahrie’s research interests span cardiovascular/metabolic, reproductive/perinatal, and genetic/epigenetic epidemiology. His research focuses on (1) pre-pregnancy and early/mid pregnancy risk factors (and associated mechanisms) for pregnancy complications and outcomes, and (2) early life and developmental origins of metabolic and cardiovascular diseases.
Carey Farquhar Professor
MD (Harvard University)
AIDS epidemiology and HIV prevention in Africa; heterosexual and vertical HIV transmission
Annette L. Fitzpatrick Research Professor
PhD (University of Washington), MA (Southern Illinois University)
Studies of aging and chronic diseases; cardiovascular disease and its risk factors; physical and cognitive functioning in the elderly; dementia including Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia; chronic disease in developing countries
Mandy Mae Fretts Assistant Professor
PhD (University of Washington), MPH (University of Washington)
American Indian health; diabetes; interventions; nutrition; physical activity; lifestyle; social epidemiology; health disparities; obesity; fatty acids; cardio-metabolic disease prevention.
Anne-Marie Gloster Lecturer
PhD (North Carolina State University), MPH (University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill))
Culinary arts/food science education;  healthy eating behaviors.
Brandon Guthrie Assistant Professor
PhD (University of Washington), MPH (University of Washington)

Anjum Hajat Assistant Professor
PhD (University of North Carolina), MPH (University of Michigan)
Social epidemiology, environmental epidemiology, cardiovascular disease
Elizabeth Halloran Professor
MD (Freie University of Berlin (Germany)), MPH (Harvard University), DSc (Harvard University)
Research encompasses a wide range of quantitative methods applied to research in infectious diseases
Stephen E. Hawes Associate Professor
PhD (University of Washington), MS (University of Washington)
HPV, HIV-1 and HIV-2, and other sexually transmitted infections in Senegal West Africa, cervical cancer, HPV screening and vaccination, biomarkers for early detection and recurrence of cancer, global health, and maternal and child health.
Susan R. Heckbert Professor
MD (Case Western Reserve University), PhD (University of Washington)
Clinical epidemiology; cardiovascular epidemiology; aging/neuroepidemiology; genetic associations with cardiovascular disease
Renee Heffron Assistant Professor
PhD (University of Washington), MPH (Tulane University)
HIV prevention; PrEP; ART; HIV and pregnancy; HIV and hormonal contraception
Victoria L. Holt Professor
PhD (University of Washington), MPH (University of Washington)
Women's reproductive health; prenatal and perinatal care; domestic violence
Lisa A. Jackson Research Professor
MD (University of Virginia), MPH (University of Washington)
Infectious disease epidemiology; vaccine efficacy; cost benefit analysis
Grace C. John-Stewart Professor
MD (University of Michigan), MPH (University of Washington), PhD (University of Washington)
HIV-1 transmission; mother-to-child transmission of HIV-1; treatment of HIV-1
Jessica Jones-Smith Associate Professor
PhD (University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill)), MPH (University of California (Berkeley))

Joel D. Kaufman Professor
MD (University of Michigan), MPH (University of Washington)
Environmental and occupational epidemiology, health effects of diesel exhaust exposures, environmental factors in cardiovascular and respiratory disease, occupational asthma, traffic-related air pollution and environmental health
Mary A. Kernic Research Associate Professor
PhD (University of Washington), MPH (University of Washington)
Intimate partner violence; injury epidemiology; psychiatric epidemiology
Christine M. Khosropour Acting Assistant Professor
PhD (University of Washington), MPH (Emory University)
Infectious Disease Epidemiology; Public Health Practice; Clinical Epidemiology
Elizabeth Kirk Senior Lecturer
PhD (University of Washington)
chronic disease states, such as dietary and inflammatory influences, as well as sports nutrition.
Mario Kratz Research Associate Professor
PhD (University of Bonn (Germany)), MSc (University of Bonn (Germany))
Nutrition intervention studies on obesity as well as the molecular and metabolic links between obesity and associated diseases (type 2 diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular disease, certain types of cancer)
Walter A. Kukull Professor
PhD (University of Washington), MS (Western Washington University)
Neuroepidemiology: conditions causing adult cognitive impairment and dementia (e.g., AD, PD, FTLD)
Johanna W. Lampe Research Professor
PhD (University of Minnesota)
Nutritional epidemiology; dietary interventions to test the effects of plant-food constituents on biomarkers of cancer risk
Christopher I-Fu Li Research Professor
PhD (University of Washington), MPH (University of Washington), MD (University of California (San Francisco))
Studies of cancer early detection, etiology and clinical outcomes with a focus primarily on breast cancer.
Sara Lindstroem Assistant Professor
MSc (Umea University), PhD (Umea University)
Cancer Epidemiology, Cardiometabolic Disease Epidemiology, Genetic Epidemiology
Alyson Littman Research Associate Professor
MPH (University of Washington), PhD (University of Washington)
Physical activity; obesity; complementary/alternative medicine modalities (yoga); cancer survivorship; health promotion activities in people with physical disabilities
Anne E. Lund Senior Lecturer
RDN (Commission on Dietetic Registration), MPH (University of Washington)
Obesity prevention through school wellness policies; physical activity promotion and screen time reduction; the relationship between school environments and student intake
Margaret M. Madeleine Research Associate Professor
PhD (University of Washington), MPH (Yale University)
Human papillomavirus-related cancers; cancer immunogenetics; pathogens in cancer etiology; Cancer Epidemiology; Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Kathleen E. Malone Research Professor
PhD (University of Washington), MPH (Yale University)
Epidemiology of breast cancer, including environmental and genetic predictors of developing breast cancer, and prognostic determinants of outcomes following breast cancer; genetic epidemiology; epidemiologic methods
Lisa E. Manhart Professor
MPH (Tulane University), PhD (University of Washington)
Clinical epidemiology of reproductive tract infections in men and women, including emerging pathogens and the role of the microbiome; social context of sexual risk behavior; psychosocial implications of HIV and STI.
Jonathan D. Mayer Professor
PhD (University of Michigan), MA (University of Michigan), BA (University of Rochester)
Ecology and epidemiology of infectious disease; emerging infectious diseases; environmental change and health; spatial methods; epidemiology of pain, philosophy and history of epidemiologic thought, epidemiology of multiple sclerosis
Scott McClelland Professor
MD (University of Washington), MPH (University of Washington)
International epidemiology; prevention and treatment of HIV-1 and sexually transmitted diseases in resource-limited settings
Anne McTiernan Research Professor
MD (New York Medical College), PhD (University of Washington)
Breast & colon cancer; exercise; obesity; chemoprevention; cancer survivorship; hormones
Charles N. Mock Professor
MD (Brown University), PhD (University of Washington), MPH (University of Washington)
Injury prevention and trauma care, especially in low- and middle-income countries.
Beth A. Mueller Professor
DPH (Tulane University), MPH (University of California Los Angeles)
Reproductive and perinatal epidemiology; epidemiology of cancer in women and children with a focus on environmental exposures in pregnancy; epidemiologic methods; injury epidemiology
Polly A. Newcomb Research Professor
PhD (University of Washington), MPH (University of Washington)
Identification of modifiable risk factors for common cancers--colorectal, breast and endometrium; screening efficacy; survivorship; genetic testing
Ulrike Peters Research Professor
PhD (University of Kiel (Germany)), MPH (University of North Carolina)
Molecular and genetic epidemiology; nutritional prevention of cancer; cancer epidemiology; gene diet interactions
Amanda Phipps Assistant Professor
PhD (University of Washington), MPH (University of California (Berkeley))
Cancer epidemiology, molecular epidemiology, cancer survival
Bruce M. Psaty Professor
MD (Indiana University), PhD (Indiana University)
Cardiovascular epidemiology; myocardial infarction and stroke; venous thrombosis; atrial fibrillation; and risk factors, including hypertension, dyslipidemia, and diabetes; pharmacoepidemiology and drug safety; genetics, genomics and pharmacogenetics; and epidemiological methods
Alexander P. Reiner Research Professor
MD (Johns Hopkins University), MSc (University of Washington)
Genetic epidemiology of atherosclerotic, thrombotic and cardiovascular disease; population biology; genomics
Mary Anne Rossing Research Professor
PhD (University of Washington), DVM (University of Illinois)
Cancer epidemiology; reproductive health
Ali Rowhani-Rahbar Associate Professor
PhD (University of Washington), MD (Mashhad University of Medical Sciences (Iran)), MPH (Yale University)
Epidemiologic Methods, Injury and Violence Epidemiology
Melissa A. Schiff Professor
MPH (University of Washington), MD (University of Michigan)
Reproductive and perinatal epidemiology; injury epidemiology including injury during pregnancy, sports injuries in youth and sports-related concussions
Stephen Marc Schwartz Professor
PhD (University of Washington), MPH (Yale University)
Epidemiology of cancer; cardiovascular disease & female reproductive conditions; interaction of molecular genetics and environmental factors in health and disease
Nicholas L. Smith Professor
PhD (University of Washington)
Cardiovascular pharmacoepidemiology; genetic epidemiology; clinical epidemiology; health services research
Janet L. Stanford Research Professor
PhD (Johns Hopkins University), MPH (Emory University)
Genetic and environmental factors in the etiology of prostate and breast cancer; quality of life after treatment of the prostate
Ann Vander Stoep Associate Professor
PhD (University of Washington), MS (University of Oklahoma)
Epidemiological studies and program evaluations within the field of child and adolescent mental health
Thomas L. Vaughan Professor
MD (University of Illinois), MPH (University of Washington)
Environmental and genetic factors in etiology of cancer, particularly interest in those arising in the respiratory and GI tracts; Co-Head of the epidemiology program at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Anna Wald Professor
MD (Mt Sinai School of Medicine), MPH (University of Washington)
Virology; epidemiology of genital herpes simplex
Noel S. Weiss Professor
MD (Stanford University), DrPH (Harvard University)
Cancer epidemiology; epidemiologic methods; clinical epidemiology
Rachel L. Winer Associate Professor
MPH (University of Washington), PhD (University of Washington)
Epidemiology and prevention of human papillomavirus (HPV) infections and HPV-related cancers