University of Washington School of Public Health

James Gaudino - SPH Faculty Bio

James Gaudino

Clinical Associate Professor, Epidemiology

Oregon Health & Science University
Dept. Public Health and Preventive Med & Gaudino Consulting, LLC
9061 SW 38th Avenue
Portland, OR 97219
Tel: 503-522-4122

Research Interests

Maternal, infant, child, adolescent and family health; health care transformation, health care reform outcome and quality improvement research.

Dr. Gaudino applies the science of epidemiology to address a wide range of health issues facing diverse populations:

  •  Maternal, infant, child, adolescent and family health (MCAH) from the life course, social determinants of health and wellbeing, and developmental origins of health and disease perspectives.
  •  Health care transformation, health reform outcome and quality improvement research including:

a) Comparing the effectiveness of healthcare and community-level health interventions.  

b) Identifying effective ways to use client-, practice- and community-level health data and evidence-based practice recommendations for quality improvement interventions, organizational decision making, and increasing client, clinician and community understanding and informed health care choices (i.e., improving patient health literacy and engagement).

c) Determining the impacts of the patient-centered primary care home (medical home) care model 

d) Developing and evaluating community health and population medicine approaches that empower patients and community members to understand, prioritize, and address their community’s health needs (i.e., increasing patient and community health literacy and engagement).

e) Identifying clinician, healthcare facility and community-level factors associated with clinician and health plan acceptance of and adherence to new evidence-based practice guidelines (e.g., immunization, pain management and opioid prescribing, early screening and detection for disease, and other treatment practice guidelines)

  • The application of epidemiologic methods in public health practice and research from design to interpretation, dissemination and translation to policy, program development, and evaluation.

Related Links

Epidemiology Biography Page


MD   Medicine, University of California (Davis), 1985
MS   Biostatistics, California State University, Northridge, 1980