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UW Health Services Ph.D. alumni pursue research careers in top-tier universities, the health care industry, government agencies, and research and policy-making organizations.

Meet some of our alumni who work at a variety of organizations in various positions.

Individual Alumni Bios

Learn more about our individual alumni based on the following categories.

Employers and Positions

We provide a list of alumni employers and positions based on the alumni’s graduation year. Contact us to learn more about how you can potentially connect with these alumni for advice, mentorship, or open positions at their organization.

2019-2020 Graduates

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Comparative Effectiveness Research, Langone Health Department of Population Health, New York University (NYU)
  • Research Scientist, University of Washington
  • Research Scientist, VA Puget Sound Health Care System

2018-2019 Graduates

  • Deputy Section Chief, Office of Health Analytics, Alaska Department of Health and Social Services
  • Senior Consultant, Anthem, Inc.
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • Senior Research Associate, Regional Research Institute, School of Social Work, Portland State University / Data Analyst, National HIV Behavioral Surveillance Project, Oregon Health Authority
  • Data Analyst, San Francisco Department of Public Health
  • Research Scientist 3, Family Medicine, University of Washington
  • Research Associate II, Center for Health Studies, Kaiser Permanente Washington
  • Research Fellow, National Cancer Institute
  • Postdoctoral fellow, Health Policy and Management, University of California (Los Angeles)

2017-2018 Graduates

  • Data Analyst, Washington State Health Care Authority / Research Assistant, VA Puget Sound Health Care System
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Comparative Effectiveness Research Core, Langone Health Department of Population Health, New York University (NYU)
  • Assistant Professor, Health Management and Policy, Drexel University

2016-2017 Graduates

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Alcohol Research Group, UC Berkeley
  • Data Scientist, Amazon
  • Evaluation Fellow, Program Development and Evaluation, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Clinical Scientist, Xenex Disinfection Services
  • Senior Advisor, Washington Association of Community and Migrant Health Centers

2015-2016 Graduates

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Alcohol Research Group, UC Berkeley
  • Associate Policy Researcher, RAND Corporation
  • Assistant Professor, Tufts University Medical Center
  • Quantitative Scientist, Flatiron Health
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Health Services, University of Washington

2014-2015 Graduates

  • Research Scientist, Center for AIDS Research, University of Washington
  • Senior Research Scientist, Nationwide Children’s Hospital
  • Assistant Investigator, Biostatistics, Center for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente
  • Assistant Professor, Clinical Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California
  • Epidemiologist II, Assessment, Policy Development & Evaluation, Public Health – Seattle & King County
  • Acting Assistant Professor, Health Services, University of Washington
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, HSR&D , US Department of Veterans Affairs

2013-2014 Graduates

  • Social Research Scientist, Public Health – Seattle & King County / Affiliate Assistant Professor, Health Services, University of Washington
  • Assistant Professor, Global Health, University of Washington / Research and Evaluation Advisor, International Training & Education Center on HIV (I-TECH), University of Washington
  • Assistant Professor, Population Health Sciences, Duke University School of Medicine

2012-2013 Graduates

  • Research Coordinator, Center for Interprofessional Studies, University of Geneva (Switzerland) / Senior Faculty, Medical and Quality Directorate, University Hospitals of Geneva
  • Deputy Director of Research, Decision Support Lab, Cecil Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill)
  • Epidemiologist IV, Department of Health, State of Vermont
  • Research Assistant Professor, General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
  • Assistant Member, Southwest Oncology Group, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center / Affiliate Assistant Professor, Health Services, University of Washington

2011-2012 Graduates

  • Lecturer, Portland State University / Investigator, The Center for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente
  • Assistant Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Oregon Health & Science University
  • Associate Professor, Community Health Analytics Project, Washington State University
  • Director, Health Research and Analytics, Berkley Medical Management Services / Instructor, Department of Orthopaedic, Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth College
  • Health Data Specialist I, New Jersey State Department of Health
  • Assistant Investigator, Health Research Institute, Kaiser Permanente Washington
  • Senior Analyst, Kidney Health Research Collaborative, University of California (San Francisco)

2010-2011 Graduates

  • Director of Data Science, Mathematica Policy Research
  • Research Assistant Professor, Health Systems, Management and Policy, University of Colorado at Denver
  • Research Associate, Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill)
  • Research Analyst, Mombasa Field Site, University of Washington
  • Program Manager, RTI International

2009-2010 Graduates

  • Associate Professor, Health Policy and Management, University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill)
  • Senior Consultant, Michigan Public Health Institute / Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychosocial and Community Health, University of Washington
  • Director, Global and International Health, University of Utah / Assistant Professor, College of Nursing, University of Utah
  • Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Huntsman Cancer Institute, Cancer Control and Population Sciences, University of Utah
  • Assistant Professor, Medicine, University of California San Francisco
  • Research Associate Professor, Orthopaedic, University of Utah
  • Assistant Professor, Psychiatry, University of Washington
  • Health Research Scientist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Research and Analysis Administrator, Department of Children Youth and Families, State of Washington / Clinical Assistant Professor, Health Services, University of Washington
  • Director, Global Outcomes Research, Lead in Gastroenterology, Takeda

2008-2009 Graduates

  • Independent Consultant, Health Services / Clinical Assistant Professor, Health Services, University of Washington
  • Associate Professor, CHOICE (Comparative Health Outcomes, Policy and Economics) Institute, University of Washington / Adjunct Associate Professor, Health Services, University of Washington / Adjunct Associate Professor, Biomedical & Health Informatics, University of Washington
  • Director of Applied Research, American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
  • Associate Professor and Program Director, Graduate Program in Healthcare Administration, University of the Incarnate Word (TX)
  • Senior Research Scientist, Health Research Associates, Inc.
  • Adjunct Professor, Public Health, Dominican University of California
  • Assistant Professor, Public Health, University of Hawaii
  • Core Investigator, Health Services Research & Development, VA Puget Sound Health Care System / Associate Professor and PhD Program Director, Health Services, University of Washington / Affiliate Investigator, Group Health Research Institute

2007-2008 Graduates

  • Principal Research Scientist, Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute, University of Washington / Affiliate Associate Professor, Health Services, University of Washington
  • Epidemiologist 3, Prevention and Community Health, Washington State Department of Health
  • Research Section Manager, Social and Health Services, State of Washington / Affiliate Assistant Professor, Health Services, University of Washington
  • Research Scientist, Center for Perinatal Studies, Swedish Medical Center
  • Instructor, Center for Health Studies, Northern Illinois University

2006-2007 Graduates

  • Assistant Chief and Epidemiologist, Assessment, Policy Development, and Evaluation, Public Health – Seattle & King County / Clinical Assistant Professor, Epidemiology, University of Washington
  • Global Wellness Manager, Compensation and Benefits, Microsoft Corporation
  • Senior Manager, Global Health Economics, Amgen
  • Research Associate Professor, Health Services, University of Washington
  • Research Scientist, Institute for Health Research and Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago

2005-2006 Graduates

  • Director, Health and Human Services, National University (California)
  • Research Assistant Professor, Center for Health Systems Effectiveness, Oregon Health & Science University / Affiliate Assistant Professor, Health Services, University of Washington
  • Associate Director, Indigenous Wellness Research Institute, University of Washington
    Research Associate Professor, School of Social Work, University of Washington
  • Assistant Professor, Health Disparities Research, The University of Texas, Anderson Cancer Center

2004-2005 Graduates

  • Associate Dean for Research and PhD Program Director, Nursing, University of California (Davis) / Affiliate Associate Professor, Health Services, University of Washington
  • Director, Palliative Care Center of Excellence, University of Washington / Associate Professor, Bioethics and Humanities, University of Washington / Adjunct Associate Professor, Pediatrics, Health Services, and Family Medicine, University of Washington
  • Research Scientist, Family Medicine, University of Washington / Clinical Assistant Professor, Health Services, University of Washington

2002-2004 Graduates

  • Program Director, Community-Oriented Public Health Practice (COPHP) MPH Program, Health Services, University of Washington / Associate Professor, Health Services and Global Health, University of Washington
  • Adjunct Faculty, University of Louisville
  • Core Investigator, Health Services Research & Development Service Center of Excellence, VA Puget Sound Health Care System / Affiliate Investigator, Group Health Research Institute / Affiliate Investigator, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center / Research Associate Professor, Health Services, University of Washington