School of Public Health


Core Faculty

Jennifer Balkus Assistant Professor
PhD (University of Washington), MPH (University of Washington)
Vaginal microbiome, STI prevention, HIV risk prediction, Hormonal contraception, Women, Africa
Wendy Barrington Associate Professor
PhD (University of Washington), MPH (University of New Mexico), BS (Stanford University)
Social determinants and Health Disparities; neighborhood effects; Advanced Methods including Mediation Analyses and GIS Mapping; stress and related mental health outcomes; and obesity and cancer.
Janet Baseman Professor
MPH (University of Texas (Houston)), PhD (University of Washington)
Applied epidemiology in public health practice; informatics; infectious disease epidemiology; surveillance; coronavirus; Covid-19; emerging diseases; epidemics; pandemics; disease outbreaks
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)
Risk factors and associated mechanisms for pregnancy complications and outcomes; early life and developmental origins of metabolic and cardiovascular diseases; genetic and epigenetic epidemiology.
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 low- and middle-income countries (LMICs)
Alison E. Fohner Assistant Professor
PhD (University of Washington), MS (Stanford University)
Genetic epidemiology; pharmacogenetics; clinical informatics; healthcare disparities, implementation of genetic testing
Amanda Mae Fretts Associate 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 Assistant Teaching Professor
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)
HIV Transmission, HIV/AIDS, Infectious Diseases and STDs (other than HIV)
Anjum Hajat Assistant Professor
PhD (University of North Carolina), MPH (University of Michigan)
Financial instability, psychosocial stress, stress biomarkers, air pollution epidemiology, epidemiology methods
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
Cristen Lynn Harris Associate Teaching Professor
PhD (Florida International University), MS (University of Miami (Florida)), RDN (Commission on Dietetic Registration)
Disordered eating behaviors, sports/performance nutrition, inclusive and holistic healthcare, food acquisition strategies and nutritional needs of homeless youth, child feeding practices, and the relationship between eating competence and overall health.
Stephen E. Hawes 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 Associate Professor
PhD (University of Washington), MPH (Tulane University)
HIV prevention PrEP ART HIV and pregnancy HIV and hormonal contraception
Susan J. Hemingway Professor
PhD (University of Washington)
Etiology; diagnosis and prevention of fetal alcohol syndrome
Grace C. John-Stewart Professor
MD (University of Michigan), MPH (University of Washington), PhD (University of Washington)
HIV-1 transmission, pathogenesis, co-infections, and treatment; molecular epidemiology, implementation science, clinical trials
Jessica Jones-Smith Associate Professor
PhD (University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill)), MPH (University of California (Berkeley))
Social, environmental and economic causes and correlates of obesity risk; distal drivers of nutrition-related health inequities; community and individual economic resources as causal factors in obesity-related health status; obesity-related impacts of health and non-health related policies; disparities in nutrition-related diseases based on socioeconomic factors and race/ethnicity; public health nutrition; epidemiologic methods with econometric techniques
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 and child maltreatment Public health law research Social disparities of health Epidemiological methods Injury epidemiology Psychiatric epidemiology
Christine M. Khosropour Assistant Professor
PhD (University of Washington), MPH (Emory University)
Infectious Disease Epidemiology; Public Health Practice; Clinical Epidemiology
Elizabeth Kirk Associate Teaching Professor
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
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 Professor
MPH (University of Washington), PhD (University of Washington)
Physical activity; obesity; lower limb amputation; health promotion activities in people with physical disabilities
Anne E. Lund Associate Teaching Professor
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 determinants of outcomes following breast cancer; cancer survivorship
Lisa E. Manhart Professor
MPH (Tulane University), PhD (University of Washington)
Clinical epidemiology of reproductive tract infections in men and women; social context of sexual risk behavior; psychosocial implications of HIV and STI.
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.
Stephen J. Mooney Assistant Professor
PhD (Columbia University), MS (Columbia University)
Big data; Built environment; causal inference; physical activity; transport-related injury
Beth A. Mueller Professor
DPH (Tulane University), MPH (University of California Los Angeles)
Reproductive and perinatal epidemiology; pregnancy exposures and cancer in women; in utero exposures and childhood cancer; cancer survivorship.
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 Associate 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 Risk factors, including hypertension, dyslipidemia, and diabetes Pharmacoepidemiology and drug safety Genetics, genomics and pharmacogenetics Epidemiological methods
Darcy W Rao Acting Assistant Professor
PhD (University of Washington), MPH (Emory University)

Alexander P. Reiner Research Professor
MD (Johns Hopkins University), MSc (University of Washington)
Genetic epidemiology of atherosclerotic, thrombotic and cardiovascular disease; population biology; genomics
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
Stephen Marc Schwartz Professor
PhD (University of Washington), MPH (Yale University)
Epidemiology of cancer; cardiovascular disease and 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
Marie L Spiker Assistant Professor
PhD (Johns Hopkins University), MSPH (Johns Hopkins University)

Anna Wald Professor
MD (Mt Sinai School of Medicine), MPH (University of Washington)
Clinical virology, vaccines, herpes virus infections
Rachel L. Winer Professor
MPH (University of Washington), PhD (University of Washington)
Epidemiology and prevention of human papillomavirus (HPV) infections and HPV-related cancers