Danny Colombara

Affiliate Assistant Professor, Epidemiology



PhD Epidemiology, University of Washington, 2014
MPH Public Health, University of Washington, 2010
Mdiv Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, 2002
BS Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1996



Public Health Seattle and King County
Assessment, Policy Development and Evaluation Unit
401 5th Ave, Suite 1300
Seattle, WA 98104
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Research Interests

Dr. Colombara is an epidemiologist at Public Health – Seattle & King County (PHSKC) with the Assessment, Policy Development and Evaluation Unit (APDE). In this role, he is working with colleagues to evaluate the impacts of the Affordable Care Act, streamline automated data systems, and link administrative data sets to assess the impact of housing on health. In a previous role, he served as an evaluator for global health interventions and contributed to the Global Burden of Disease project. He thoroughly enjoys meeting and working with students.  

Recent Publications (PubMed)

Public knowledge of cardiovascular disease and response to acute cardiac events in three municipalities in Brazil.
(2020 Aug)
Open Heart 7(2):
Bartlett ES, Flor LS, Medeiros DS, Colombara DV, Johanns CK, Camargo Vaz FA, Wilson S, Duber HC

Community-based interventions for detection and management of diabetes and hypertension in underserved communities: a mixed-methods evaluation in Brazil, India, South Africa and the USA.
(2020 Jun)
BMJ Glob Health 5(6):
Flor LS, Wilson S, Bhatt P, Bryant M, Burnett A, Camarda JN, Chakravarthy V, Chandrashekhar C, Chaudhury N, Cimini C, Colombara DV, Narayanan HC, Cortes ML, Cowling K, Daly J, Duber H, Ellath Kavinkare V, Endlich P, Fullman N, Gabert R, Glucksman T, Harris KP, Loguercio Bouskela MA, Maia J, Mandile C, Marcolino MS, Marshall S, McNellan CR, Medeiros DS, Mistro S, Mulakaluri V, Murphree J, Ng M, Oliveira JAQ, Oliveira MG, Phillips B, Pinto V, Polzer Ngwato T, Radant T, Reitsma MB, Ribeiro AL, Roth G, Rumel D, Sethi G, Soares DA, Tamene T, Thomson B, Tomar H, Ugliara Barone MT, Valsangkar S, Wollum A, Gakidou E

Global, regional, and national sepsis incidence and mortality, 1990-2017: analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study.
(2020 Jan 18)
Lancet 395(10219): 200-211
Rudd KE, Johnson SC, Agesa KM, Shackelford KA, Tsoi D, Kievlan DR, Colombara DV, Ikuta KS, Kissoon N, Finfer S, Fleischmann-Struzek C, Machado FR, Reinhart KK, Rowan K, Seymour CW, Watson RS, West TE, Marinho F, Hay SI, Lozano R, Lopez AD, Angus DC, Murray CJL, Naghavi M

Antenatal care as a means to increase participation in the continuum of maternal and child healthcare: an analysis of the poorest regions of four Mesoamérican countries.
(2019 Feb 12)
BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 19(1): 66
McNellan CR, Dansereau E, Wallace MCG, Colombara DV, Palmisano EB, Johanns CK, Schaefer A, Ríos-Zertuche D, Zúñiga-Brenes P, Hernandez B, Iriarte E, Mokdad AH

Rotavirus Vaccination and the Global Burden of Rotavirus Diarrhea Among Children Younger Than 5 Years.
(2018 Oct 1)
JAMA Pediatr 172(10): 958-965
Troeger C, Khalil IA, Rao PC, Cao S, Blacker BF, Ahmed T, Armah G, Bines JE, Brewer TG, Colombara DV, Kang G, Kirkpatrick BD, Kirkwood CD, Mwenda JM, Parashar UD, Petri WA Jr, Riddle MS, Steele AD, Thompson RL, Walson JL, Sanders JW, Mokdad AH, Murray CJL, Hay SI, Reiner RC Jr

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