Danny V 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)

A Good Farewell? Positive Exits from Federal Housing Assistance and Lower Acute Healthcare Utilization.
(2023 Dec)
J Urban Health 100(6): 1202-1211
Matheson AI, Colombara DV, Pennucci A, Chan A, Shannon T, Suter M, Laurent AA

Assessing the impact of community-based interventions on hypertension and diabetes management in three Minnesota communities: Findings from the prospective evaluation of US HealthRise programs.
PLoS One 18(2): e0279230
Fullman N, Cowling K, Flor LS, Wilson S, Bhatt P, Bryant MF, Camarda JN, Colombara DV, Daly J, Gabert RK, Harris KP, Johanns CK, Mandile C, Marshall S, McNellan CR, Mulakaluri V, Phillips BK, Reitsma MB, Sadighi N, Tamene T, Thomson B, Wollum A, Gakidou E

Impact of the Salud Mesoamerica Initiative on delivery care choices in Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua.
(2022 Jan 3)
BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 22(1): 5
Hernandez B, Harris KP, Johanns CK, Palmisano EB, Cogen R, Thom MG, Linebarger E, El Bcheraoui C, Kamath AM, Camarda J, Rios-Zertuche D, Zúñiga-Brenes MP, Bernal-Lara P, Colombara D, Schaefer A, Salvatierra B, Mateus JC, Casas I, Flores G, Iriarte E, Mokdad AH

Cross-Sector Monitoring and Evaluation Framework: Social, Economic, and Health Conditions Impacted During the COVID-19 Pandemic.
(2021 Oct)
Am J Public Health 111(S3): S215-S223
Wong EY, Schachter A, Collins HN, Song L, Ta ML, Dawadi S, Neal S, Pajimula FF, Colombara DV, Johnson K, Laurent AA

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

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