People

Anju Aggarwal, PhD, MSc
Affiliation:      Acting Assistant Professor, Epidemiology

Email:            anjuagg@uw.edu
Expertise:      International nutrition; food environments in developing countries; psychosocial and environmental barriers to nutrition
Highlights:     Recent publications; ASPPH feature on food environments; UC-Davis presentation on Food Systems

David Arterburn, MD, MPH
Affiliation:      Senior Investigator, Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute

Email:            arterburn.d@ghc.org
Expertise:      Long-term outcomes of bariatric surgery; behavioral weight loss interventions
Highlights:     Recent publications and CV; NPR article on gastric bypass surgery research; Kaiser Permanente feature

Wendy Barrington, PhD
Affiliation:      Assistant Professor, Psychosocial and Community Health

Email:            wendybar@uw.edu
Expertise:      Neighborhood effects on obesogenic behaviors
Highlights:     Recent publications; UW School of Public Health Close Up feature

Anirban Basu, PhD
Affiliation:      Professor, Health Services

Email:            basua@uw.edu
Expertise:      Comparative and cost-effective analyses; causal inference methods; program evaluation
Highlights:     Recent publications

Shirley Beresford, PhD, MSc
Affiliation:      Professor, Epidemiology, and Senior Associate Dean, School of Public Health

Email:            beresfrd@uw.edu
Expertise:      Nutrition epidemiology; randomized trials of dietary behavior interventions
Highlights:     Recent publications; UW SPH feature on Yeego (Let’s go) Gardening! project; WA State Academy of Sciences board 

Branden Born, PhD
Affiliation:      Associate Professor, Urban Design & Planning

Email:            bborn@uw.edu
Expertise:      Food systems planning processes and regional governance; land use; social justice
Highlights:     Recent publications; faculty profile video (UW Department of Urban Design & Planning)

Deborah Bowen, PhD
Affiliation:      Professor, Bioethics & Humanities

Email:            dbowen@uw.edu
Expertise:      Community-based intervention studies; cancer risk feedback and communication
Highlights:     Recent publications and CV

Andy Dannenberg, MD, MPH
Affiliation:      Affiliate Professor, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, Urban Design and Planning

Email:            adannen@uw.edu
Expertise:      Health impacts of urban design, land use, and transportation planning
Highlights:     Recent publications; UW SPH feature on urban planning and public health; Making Healthy Places book

Adam Drewnowski, PhD
Affiliation:      Professor, Epidemiology

Email:            adamdrew@uw.edu
Expertise:      Nutrition economics; dietary patterns; social disparities in obesity
Highlights:     Recent publications; Center for Public Health Nutrition (link); recent interview on Amazon purchase of Whole Foods 

Amanda Fretts, PhD, MPH
Affiliation:      Assistant Professor, Epidemiology

Email:            amfretts@uw.edu
Expertise:      Observational and interventional research to improve cardio-metabolic health of American Indians
Highlights:     Recent publications 

Howard Frumkin, DrPH, MPH, MD
Affiliation:      Professor, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences

Email:            frumkin@uw.edu
Expertise:      Environmental determinants of health; urban planning; built environment and physical activity
Highlights:     Recent publications; Washington State Academy of Sciences election; Seattle Channel video on greenspace and health

Michelle Garrison, PhD
Affiliation:      Research Associate Professor, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Health Services

Email:            garrison@uw.edu
Expertise:      Interactions between sleep, media use, and physical activity
Highlights:     Recent publications and CV; Sleep Health in Preschoolers (SHIP) study; Seattle Children's Research Institute video 

Anjum Hajat, PhD, MPH
Affiliation:      Assistant Professor, Epidemiology

Email:            anjumh@uw.edu
Expertise:      Social and environmental stressors and cardiovascular disease
Highlights:     Recent publications; UW School of Public Health Close Up feature

Kristen Hammerback, MA
Affiliation:      Research Scientist, Health Promotion Research Center

Email:            khammerb@uw.edu
Expertise:      Worksite health promotion
Highlights:     Recent publications

Peggy Hannon, PhD, MPH
Affiliation:      Associate Professor, Health Services

Email:            peggyh@uw.edu
Expertise:      Chronic disease prevention; dissemination and implementation research; workplace health promotion
Highlights:     Recent publications and CV; Health Promotion Research Center (link); School of Public Health Close Up feature

Paul Hebert, PhD
Affiliation:      Research Associate Professor, Health Services

Email:            paul.hebert2@va.gov
Expertise:      Chronic disease with elderly and minority populations; social determinants of health disparities
Highlights:     Recent publications

Phil Hurvitz, PhD
Affiliation:      Research Assistant Professor, Urban Design & Planning

Email:            phurvitz@uw.edu
Expertise:      Objective measurement and analysis of the built environment; relationship between the built environment and health
Highlights:     Recent publications

Donna Johnson, PhD, MS
Affiliation:      Professor Emeritus, Health Services

Email:            djohn@uw.edu
Expertise:      Pediatric nutrition; public health nutrition practice
Highlights:     Recent publications; CNN article on impact of school nutrition standards on lunch quality 

Jessica Jones-Smith, PhD, MPH, RD
Affiliation:      Associate Professor, Health Services and Epidemiology

Email:             jjoness@uw.edu
Expertise:      Social, environmental, and economic determinants of obesity; natural experiments
Highlights:     Recent publications; CV and biosketch; ASPPH article on her research on Native American casinos and obesity

Predrag Klasnja, PhD
Affiliation:      Assistant Investigator, Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute

Email:            klasnja.p@ghc.org
Expertise:      Mobile health (mHealth) interventions to improve weight-related behaviors
Highlights:     Recent publications; Kaiser Permanente feature on BARI-FIT study

Sarah Knerr, PhD, MPH
Affiliation:      Acting Assistant Professor, Health Services

Email:            saknerr@uw.edu
Expertise:      Cancer prevention and control; translational genomics; stakeholder engagement
Highlights:     Recent publications

Linda Ko, PhD, MPH, MS
Affiliation:      Assistant Professor, Health Services

Email:            lko@fredhutch.org
Expertise:      Health communication interventions using new media; obesity prevention; health literacy and health disparity
Highlights:     Recent publications and CV; UW School of Public Health feature on Together We STRIDE study

Mario Kratz, PhD, MSc
Affiliation:      Research Associate Professor, Epidemiology

Email:            mkratz@uw.edu
Expertise:      Controlled dietary intervention studies to study links between diet, obesity, and chronic diseases
Highlights:     Recent publications; Kratz Lab (link); Fred Hutch Science Spotlight feature 

Johanna Lampe, PhD, MSc
Affiliation:      Research Professor, Epidemiology

Email:            jlampe@fhcrc.org
Expertise:      Diet, gut microbial community and health; biomarkers of dietary exposure; controlled dietary studies in humans
Highlights:     Recent publications; Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center profileHutch Magazine article on microbiome

Alyson Littman, PhD, MPH
Affiliation:      Research Associate Professor, Epidemiology

Email:            alyson@u.washington.edu
Expertise:      Physical activity promotion in people with physical disabilities; evaluations of the VA weight management programs
Highlights:     Recent publications and CV

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Caitlin Mason, PhD
Affiliation:      Research Scientist, Health Promotion Research Center

Email:            cemason@uw.edu
Expertise:      Mechanisms linking energy balance and cancer; dissemination and implementation of cancer prevention and control strategies
Highlights:     Recent publications and CV

Jay Mendoza, MD, MPH
Affiliation:      Associate Professor, Pediatrics

Email:            Jason.Mendoza@seattlechildrens.org
Expertise:      Community and school-based research on reducing sedentary activities and increasing physical activity
Highlights:     Recent publications and CV; Seattle Children's Research Institute video; GeekWire article; KOMO News article

Steve Mooney, PhD, MPH
Affiliation:      Senior Fellow, Epidemiology

Email:            smooney27@gmail.com
Expertise:      Built environment influences on pedestrian injury and physical activity; epidemiologic methodology
Highlights:     Recent publications and CV

Marian Neuhouser, PhD
Affiliation:      Full Member, Cancer Prevention Program, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Cneter     

Email:            mneuhous@fredhutch.org
Expertise:      Nutritional epidemiology, methods to improve diet and physical activity assessment
Highlights:     Recent publications

Vanessa Oddo, PhD, MPH
Affiliation:      Postdoctoral fellow, Health Services

Email:            voddo@uw.edu
Expertise:      Role of economic conditions and employment on obesity
Highlights:     Recent publications and CV

India Ornelas, PhD, MPH
Affiliation:      Assistant Professor, Health Services

Email:            iornelas@uw.edu
Expertise:      How social and cultural factors influence the health of Latino and American Indian communities
Highlights:     Recent publications; Latino Center for Health (link); UW SPH feature on Yeego (Let’s go) Gardening! project

Jen Otten, PhD, MS, RD
Affiliation:      Assistant Professor, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences

Email:             jotten@uw.edu
Expertise:      Food policy and food systems evaluation
Highlights:     Recent publications; Seattle Minimum Wage Study (link); UW School of Public Health feature

Donald Patrick, PhD
Affiliation:      Professor, Health Services

Email:            donald@uw.edu
Expertise:      Outcomes in health policy and treatment effectiveness; improving end-of-life care; health behavior and health promotion
Highlights:     Recent publications

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Mary Podrabsky, MPH, RD
Affiliation:       Research Coordinator, Clinical Instructor, Health Services

Email:             marypod@uw.edu
Expertise:      Public health nutrition practice
Highlights:     CVUW Center for Public Health Nutrition

Dori Rosenberg, PhD, MPH
Affiliation:      Assistant Investigator, Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute

Email:             rosenberg.d@ghc.org
Expertise:      Health promotion among older adults; physical activity and sedentary behavior intervention and measurement
Highlights:     Recent publications and CV; Taking Active Breaks from Sitting (TABS) study video; Kaiser Permanente feature on TABS

Mike Rosenfeld, PhD, MPH
Affiliation:      Professor, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences

Email:             ssmjm@uw.edu
Expertise:      Effects of environmental factors on atherosclerosis
Highlights:     Recent publications

Brian Saelens, PhD
Affiliation:      Professor, Pediatrics and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Email:            brian.saelens@seattlechildrens.org
Expertise:      Environmental influences of physical activity and eating
Highlights:     Recent publications; Saelens Lab; Seattle Children's Research Institute video interview

Edmund Seto, PhD, MPH
Affiliation:      Associate Professor, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences

Email:             eseto@uw.edu
Expertise:      Quantification of environmental and occupational exposures; GIS, mathematical models, information technologies
Highlights:     Recent publications and CV; research website

Dan Taber, PhD, MPH
Affiliation:      Clinical Assistant Professor, Health Services    

Email:            dtaber47@uw.edu
Expertise:      Food policy evaluation; impact of public policy on health disparities; data science and system dynamics modeling
Highlights:     Recent publications and CV

Pooja Tandon, MD
Affiliation:      Assistant Professor, Pediatrics 

Email:            pooja@uw.edu
Expertise:      Obesity prevention in early childhood; physical activity and nutrition environments in child care settings
Highlights:     Recent publications; SPH PRiSM - Creating Healthy Regional Communities video lecture

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Lina Walkinshaw
Affiliation:       Research Coordinator, Center for Public Health Nutrition

Email:             walkings@uw.org
Expertise:       Food access and food security policy and program evaluation and research; primary data collection

 

Emily Williams, PhD, MPH
Affiliation:      Associate Professor, Health Services 

Email:            emwilli@uw.edu
Expertise:      Behavior change in vulnerable populations; stigma and health disparities; implementation science
Highlights:     Recent publications

Edwin Wong, PhD
Affiliation:      Research Assistant Professor, Health Services

Email:            eswong@uw.edu
Expertise:      Economics of obesity; applied microeconometrics; impact of policy interventions on veterans' healthcare; cost-effectiveness analysis
Highlights:     Recent publications

Davene Wright, PhD
Affiliation:      Assistant Professor, Pediatrics 

Email:            davene.wright@seattlechildrens.org
Expertise:      Decision science; supply and demand of effective and efficient healthcare for children with obesity.
Highlights:     Recent publications and CV

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Yingqi Zhao, PhD
Affiliation:      Assistant Member, Biostatistics and Biomathematics Program, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Email:            yqzhao@fredhutch.org
Expertise:      Personalized medicine, dynamic treatment regimes, observational studies, machine learning
Highlights:     CV; research website

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Niha Zubair, PhD
Affiliation:     Clinical research scientist, Arivale

Email:            niha87@gmail.com
Expertise:      Nutrition epidemiology; genetic epidemiology; personalized medicine
Highlights:     Recent publications and CV