School of Public Health

Enquobahrie, Daniel

Daniel A. Enquobahrie

Associate Professor, Epidemiology
Adjunct Associate Professor, Health Services

Director, Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health Program


PhD Epidemiology, University of Washington, 2007
MPH Epidemiology, University of Washington, 2005
MD Medicine (MD), Addis Ababa University, 1996

Contact Info

Department of Epidemiology
Office F-351C
Box 357236
1959 NE Pacific Street
Health Sciences Building
Seattle, WA 98195
Tel: 206-543-7559

Dr. Enquobahrie is Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Health Services. He is Director of the Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health.


  • Vitamin D and developmental origins of cardiometabolic risk
  • Impact of maternal cadmium burden on fetal growth and underlying genetic/epigenetic mechanisms
  • Early life socioeconomic factors and life course health
  • Early/mid pregnancy epigenetic biomarkers and pregnancy complications
  • Traffic-related air pollution and perinatal outcomes


Research Interests

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.

Teaching Interests

Dr. Enquobahrie currently teaches EPI 521/HSERV 542 "Epidemiology of Maternal and Child Health Problems" (Winter Quarter), EPI221 "Maternal and Child Health - A Population Approach" (Fall Quarter), GENST 162 C “Discovery Seminar: Fetal Origins of Adult Diseases - a public health perspective” (Fall Quarter), and EPI 592A/HSERV 592B “Maternal and Child Health Seminar I” (Fall Quarter) classes.


In The News

Ethiopia maternal and child health: Raising students to be epidemiology leaders
Epi News, 12/16/2019

Study finds genetic risk for placental abruption
SPH News, 07/11/2018

Four Epi faculty, students and staff recognized at SPH Excellence Awards
Epi News, 05/16/2018