University of Washington School of Public Health

New Faculty

Fall 2017

Alison photo Alison Fohner (PhD, Public Health Genetics '15), affiliate assistant professor, Epidemiology, combines electronic medical record informatics with genetic data to predict treatment outcomes and drug response, with the goal of improving the equitable and effective use of personalized medicine in healthcare delivery.

Amy Willis photo Amy Willis, assistant professor, Biostatistics, develops statistical methods for analyzing biodiversity. She is especially interested in high-diversity microbiomes and uncertainty in phylogenetic trees.

Carolin Spice photo Carolin Spice, senior lecturer, Health Services, specializes in health informatics and analysis; comparative clinical effectiveness; and design of pragmatic trials.

Carrie Cordero photo Carrie Cordero (MHA '13), lecturer, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, teaches about healthcare delivery systems, ethics in healthcare, process and quality improvement, and policy impacting access, cost and quality of healthcare in the U.S.

Christine McGrath photo Christine McGrath (PhD, Epidemiology '11), assistant professor, Global Health, focuses on HIV-related epidemiology and pediatric growth and nutrition. She is involved in studies to identify interventions to reduce childhood mortality, growth faltering and malnutrition, and perinatal HIV transmission in Kenya.

Mauricio Sadinle photo Mauricio Sadinle, assistant professor, Biostatistics, researches a variety of data-driven problems, including the combination of information from multiple data sources using record linkage techniques, and the handling of nonignorable missing data in statistical analyses.

Winter 2017

Vanessa photo Vanessa Galaviz (PhD '13 DEOHS), lecturer, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, is interested in minimizing environmental, public health and education disparities. She specializes in exposure assessment and environmental health concerns along the U.S./Mexico border.

Chris Vogliano photo Chris Vogliano, lecturer, Epidemiology, is interested in nutrigenomics and creating a sustainable and waste-free food system that is healthy for both people and the planet.

Sarah Knerr photo Sarah Knerr (MPH '11 Public Health Genetics, PhD '15 Health Services), acting assistant professor, Health Services, focuses on stakeholder engagement, health and health care disparities, and guideline implementation in cancer genomic medicine.

Cormwell photo Elizabeth Cromwell, assistant professor, Global Health, is known for her research regarding early infant diagnosis of HIV infection. She is interested in international health and development and HIV prevention.


Fall 2016

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Nicole Errett, lecturer, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, is interested in the use of public policy to enhance health outcomes during and after disasters.

Anne-Marie Gloster, lecturer, Epidemiology, Nutritional Sciences Program, is interested in connecting culinary arts with food science to promote healthy eating.

Christine Khosropour, acting assistant professor, Epidemiology, focuses on HIV and STI prevention.

Cory Morin, acting assistant professor, Global Health, researches air quality, heat-related morbidity and mortality, and infectious disease.

Melissa Mugambi, assistant professor, Global Health, is a new strategic hire who will help address the emerging challenge of public health implementation science.

Bryan Weiner, professor, Global Health, Health Services, is also a new strategic hire for public health implementation science focusing on the adoption, implementation and sustainability of innovations and evidence based practices in health care delivery.

David Smith, professor, Global Health, investigates how infectious diseases, such as malaria, persist in populations through transmission and the associated burden on human health.

Paul Fishman, associate professor, Health Services, is known for important work in risk adjustment and smoking economics. He is interested in analyzing changes in health care costs over time.


Spring/Summer 2016

five new faculty

Jesse Jones-Smith, associate professor, Health Services, Nutritional Sciences, is a new strategic hire. She leads efforts addressing obesity, food, physical activity and health, which comprise one of the emerging challenges in the School's Strategic Plan. She primarily investigates the role of economic and community resources in risk for obesity in both children and adults.

Anju Aggarwal, acting assistant professor, Epidemiology, focuses on the role of food and the built environment on health-related behaviors and body weight dynamics, topics also related to the Strategic Plan.

Sara Lindstroem, assistant professor, Epidemiology, focuses on understanding the genetic variants associated with complex diseases such as cancer and obesity. Genomics and public health make up another emerging challenge.

David Pigott, assistant professor, Global Health, focuses on improving the spatial resolution at which disease burden and metrics are considered. He also leads work defining at risk areas for a number of pathogens with pandemic potential.

Bradley Wagenaar, acting instructor, Global Health, is interested in building effective systems for mental health care. His research, implementation and service work focus on supporting equitable public sector health systems and policies globally.