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Janessa M. Graves

Adjunct Associate Professor, Health Systems and Population Health
Associate Professor, Family Medicine

Affiliate Associate Research Professor, Washington State University


Research Interests

Occupational health services; rural health; health equity; community-engaged research; administrative and secondary data analysis; injury research; underserved populations


Janessa Graves’ work focuses on access to health services among rural and underrepresented populations, including structural factors as they relate to injury and occupational health services access. She is interested in applied research that informs state and federal health policies to improve access to and quality of healthcare services for high-need populations and reduce health inequities in underserved communities. Dr. Graves is the Co-Director of the Occupational Health Services Research training program and leads the Occupational Health Services Area of Emphasis for the Health Services PhD program. Her primary appointment is within the Department of Family Medicine in the UW School of Medicine, where she is core faculty within the WWAMI Rural Health Research Center.


PhD Health Services, University of Washington, 2011
MPH Environmental and Occupational Health, University of Washington, 2008
BA Environmental Biology, Columbia University, 2003

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