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Hilary Karasz

Affiliate Assistant Professor, Health Systems and Population Health

Public Information Officer/Program Manager, Public Health Seattle and King County

206-263-8705 | karasz@uw.edu

Seattle-King County Department of Public Health
401 5th Ave Ste 1300, Seattle, WA 98104

Research Interests

Health communication; text-messaging for public health


Hilary Karasz is an affiliate assistant professor in the Department of Health Systems and Population Health and a public information officer and communications consultant at Public Health – Seattle & King County. She has a particular interest in mobile health, and she studies the use of technologies such as text messaging to bridge communication gaps and reduce inequities across King County communities. In addition to teaching in the COPHP program, Karasz teaches health promotion and communication in the UW Online Master of Public Health program. She is also a faculty researcher at the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice, where she conducts research in emergency communications. Karasz earned a doctorate in communications at the UW.


PhD Communications, University of Washington, 2006
MA Broadcast Communication Arts, San Francisco State, 1993
BA History, University of California (Berkeley), 1987

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