University of Washington School of Public Health

SPH Leadership Searches

An Advisory Search Committee for each search will generate and review the pool of eligible candidates. At the conclusion of their work, they will send to the Dean the names of at least three highly-qualified candidates, including the reasons for the recommendations. The basic procedures for administrative appointments at the University of Washington are outlined in Executive Order No. 20. In addition, the university and all its schools have a strong commitment to diversity, which will be considered as the committees review candidates.

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Chair, Department of Epidemiology

Four chair finalists invited to campus

The dean's search advisory committee for the Professor and Chair of Epidemiology has identified four finalists for the position. These candidates will visit SPH for interviews and public presentations over the next few weeks.

Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend presentations by each finalist, where they will discuss their academic/professional career thus far and how it would apply to the role of Epidemiology chair; thoughts on the field of Epidemiology and its future; vision for the Department of Epidemiology at SPH and UW; and nationally; Equity, Diversity and Inclusion; and their advocacy for public health education, research, and service.


The scheduled candidate presentations are:

Candidate information Public presentation
Janet Baseman, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor and Associate Chair
Department of Epidemiology
University of Washington

Curriculum vitae (PDF)
Feedback via Catalyst (UW Netid required)
Video of presentation

Tuesday, October 10
Health Sciences Bldg., Rm K-069
3:30 p.m.
Christopher Li, PhD, MD, MPH
Research Professor, Epidemiology
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Curriculum vitae (PDF)
Feedback via Catalyst (UW Netid required)
Video of presentation

Tuesday, October 17
Health Sciences Bldg., Rm K-069
3:30 p.m.
Stephen Hawes, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology
Adjunct Associate Professor, Depts of Global Health and Health Services
University of Washington

Curriculum vitae (PDF)
Feedback via Catalyst (UW Netid required)
Video of presentation

Tuesday, October 24
Health Sciences Bldg., Rm K-069
3:30 p.m.
Bessie Young, MD, MPH
Professor, Division of Nephrology
Section Head, General Nephrology, VA Puget Sound Health Care System

Curriculum vitae (PDF)
Feedback via Catalyst (UW Netid required)
Video of presentation

Tuesday, October 31
Health Sciences Bldg., Rm K-069
3:30 p.m.