School of Public Health

Staff Directory

Departmental and Fiscal Administration
Matt Anderson

Matt Anderson
Budget/Fiscal Unit Supervisor
Phone: (206) 616-1767

Matt provides fiscal and administrative support for the department including travel reimbursements, oversight of staff assignments, ProCard transactions, budget reconciliations, bank deposits, purchasing and reimbursements, employment requisitions in UWHires and Workday, keys and building access, equipment inventory and insurance, space inventory in GeoSIMS, and Facilities work requests.
Kathryn Jansen

Kathryn Jansen
Academic HR Manager / Assistant to the Chair
Phone: (206) 543-6394

Kathryn oversees faculty affairs and academic HR processes (faculty appointments, reappointments, promotions, etc.), in addition to providing administrative support to the Chair and coordinating faculty meetings and activities for the Epi Leadership Team. 
Steve Schwartz

Stephen Hawes
Chair & Professor
Phone: (206) 685-0146

Professor and Chair Stephen Hawes is responsible to the Dean of the School of Public Health for the educational and administration affairs of the department. The chair presides at meetings, provides leadership and mentoring of faculty, and formulates and implements the short- and long-term planning, strategy, decision-making and coordination of instruction within the department.
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Benjamin Roberts
Grants & Finance Manager
Phone: (206) 616-1830

Ben oversees pre- and post-award activities for sponsored research projects including proposal submissions, monitoring compliance and deadlines, directing award close-out processes, and providing department review and approval of IRB applications..
DJ Miller

DJ Miller
Phone: (206) 685-1829

DJ directs administrative services and serves as the department’s business manager, providing oversight of expenditure and revenue forecasting, human resource and personnel matters, facility management planning, as well as serving as a member of the department Leadership Team evaluating operational needs and participating in comprehensive strategic planning initiatives.

Shannon Reed
Program Operations Specialist
Phone: (206) 543-7405

Shannon provides faculty with direct support of their budgets and expenditure planning, reconciliations, effort certifications, as well as pre-award support in coordination with the Grants Manager. The role is also responsible for partnering with the HR Associate on Workday matters and coordinating numerous finance functions, including Academic Student Employee appointments.

Donna Timbrook
HR Associate
Phone: (206) 616-3358

Donna provides supports and coordinates numerous Workday functions.

Cassie Atkinson-Edwards
Manager of Special Projects 
Phone: (206) 685-9592 

Cassie provides broad-based project management oversight across numerous department initiatives and priorities, in addition to serving as the lead for department events, implementing comprehensive community building activities. 

Student Academic Services (SAS)

Julie Nevins
Systems Analyst
Phone: (206) 543-8226

Julie manages student and alumni records, student progress tracking and degree audits, and program data reporting. She also assists with student advising, recruitment, admissions, and orientation activities.
John Paulson

John Paulson
Assistant Director of SAS
Phone: (206) 685-1762

John manages SAS and oversees and participates in student advising and recruitment across all programs, plans and leads programmatic services for current students, facilitates the overall admission process, and supervises SAS staff.
Kevin Schuda

Kevin Schuda
Curriculum & Student Services Specialist
Phone: (206) 543-6302

Kevin serves as the main support individual for all aspects of curriculum, the UW Time Schedule, course evaluations, and grading. In addition, Kevin also contributes to student advising, recruitment, admissions, Visit-Days, and student orientation activities.
Steve Schwartz

Stephen Schwartz
Graduate Program Director Professor
Phone: (206) 685-1799

Stephen oversees the strategic and programmatic activities of SAS, directing and participating in current and prospective student advising, admissions, recruitment. He also consults on the development of curriculum.

Nick Smith
Graduate Program Associate Director
Phone: (206) 221-5477

Nick supports the Graduate Program Director in overseeing all the strategic and programmatic activities of SAS and participates in current and prospective student advising, admissions, recruitment. He also consults on the development of curriculum.
Erica MacArthur Laura East
Communications Manager
Phone: (206) 616-0382
Laura oversees the department's communications program, coordinating communications that strengthen visibility among key audiences. Specific tasks include strategic event planning, oversee website strategy, content writingbrandinggraphic designalumni and donor relations, and other special projects.
Celena Adler

Celena Adler
Communications Specialist

Celena provides support for many of the communications functions in the department, including maintaining the website, developing content, managing social media, planning and promoting departmental events, producing internal newsletters, and other related efforts.
IT Help
The IT team provides desktop and server support for faculty and staff. They also offer research computing consultations for research groups.
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