Scott Barnhart

Professor, Medicine - General Internal Medicine
Professor, Global Health

325 Ninth Avenue
Box 359732

Seattle, WA 98104-


Research Interests

Health system strengthening in resource constrained environments including use of accreditation standards, quality improvement processes and information technology (electronic records, decision support). Quality improvement. Research and strategies to improve health and decrease disparities in health including reducing medical and non-medical determinants such as behaviors and social environment.


MD Medicine, George Washington University, 1979

MPH Pub Health & Comm Med, University of Washington, 1986

BA Psychology, St Lawrence University, 1973

In the News

Address housing crisis with transparency, accountability
The Seattle Times, 07/26/2023

UW's 'Pushing Hand' Gave Rise to Huge Ethiopia Health Center
HSNewsBeat, 03/17/2015

Opportunities Lost -- Could Ebola Have Been Better Contained?
The World Post, 09/05/2014

A Promising Public Health Dentistry Model for Cameroon
Human Resources for Health, 11/26/2012

Adjunct Professor Scott Barnhart does not expect effects of the Gulf spill on humans to be permanent.
NPR, 06/29/2010

How Will The Gulf Oil Spill Affect Human Health?
NPR, 06/23/2010

In Gulf cleanup, toxic risks are uncertain
USA Today, 06/23/2010