University of Washington School of Public Health

Susan Astley - SPH Faculty Bio

Susan Astley


Professor, Epidemiology
Adjunct Professor, Pediatrics

FAS DPN, Center on Human Development & Disability
Office: Room 459
Box 357920
Seattle, WA 98195 -7920
Tel: 206-598-0555

Research Interests

Dr. Astley Hemingway's primary area of expertise is Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). She is the director of Washington State FAS Diagnostic & Prevention Network (FAS DPN). The FAS DPN is a network of WA State community-based clinics linked by the core clinical/research/training clinic at the Center on Human Development and Disability at the University of Washington. The mission of the FAS DPN is primary and secondary prevention of FASD through screening, diagnosis, intervention, training, education, and research. Dr. Astley Hemingway has developed a comprehensive system for diagnosing FASD "The FASD 4-Digit Diagnostic Code", the 4-Digit Code Online Course, FAS Facial Photographic Analysis Software for diagnosis and screening of the FAS facial features, and the Foster Care FAS Screening Program in King County. She has trained over 150 FASD diagnostic teams worldwide as portrayed in the FAS DPN Tableau dashboards.

Related Links

Epidemiology Biography Page


PhD   Epidemiology, University of Washington, 1990

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