Susan Jean Hemingway

Professor, Epidemiology
Adjunct Professor, Pediatrics

Box 357920

Seattle, WA 98195-7920


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.


PhD Epidemiology, University of Washington, 1990

In the News

There’s no safe amount of alcohol during pregnancy, UW study finds
KING 5, 01/22/2019

Smoking pot while pregnant is not a good idea
The Seattle Times, 05/01/2018

Far more U.S. children than previously thought may have fetal alcohol disorders
The New York Times, 02/16/2018

UW research leads to new recommendation against drinking while pregnant
KING 5, 10/26/2015

Danish study doesn't change the answer: Don't drink while pregnant
Seattle Times, 07/04/2012

New approach to an old Alaska alcohol problem
Anchorage Daily News, 02/28/2012

Large group of professionals arrive
BC Local News, 09/08/2010

UW program helps kids with fetal alcohol syndrome
KING5, 05/03/2010