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Amy Hagopian

Associate Professor, Global Health
Associate Professor, Health Services

Health Alliance International
1107 NE 45th Street, Suite 350
Seattle, WA

206-685-4184 (Fax)

MHA (University of Washington)
PhD (University of Washington)


International health workforce issues, the effects of war on global health

Affiliated Organizations

Health Alliance International (HAI)

Biography and Research Interests 

Amy Hagopian directs the UW's Community Oriented Public Health Practice program, in the Department of Health Services, which trains MPH students using problem based learning. Her courses are in evaluation, policy and international health. She also conducts research on international health workforce issues, especially the area of health worker migration from low-income countries to wealthy countries.

She serves on various institutional service committees, and was an organizer of the University of Basrah sister university project (since 2005).

Before entering the global health arena, Hagopian worked for 15 years in the area of rural health and community development, traveling the five-state region served by the University of Washington School of Medicine. She focused on strengthening and expanding rural health systems, as she worked with administrators, boards and communities in the settings of hospitals, clinics and public health departments.

Hagopian is also active in her professional association, the American Public Health Association, where she serves as nominating chair to the International Health Section. She is also active in her own local community, where she serves as a board member of College Access Now, which works to assist first-generation students gain admission to college. She also works to eliminate military recruitment in high schools.

Selected Publications 

Pfeiffer J, Beschta J, Hohl S, Gloyd S, Hagopian A, Wasserheit J. Competency-Based Curricula to Transform Global Health: Redesign with the End in Mind. Academic Medicine. 2013:88(1).

Leo Ndiangang Achembong LN, Ashu AM, Hagopian A, Downer A, Barnhart S. Cameroon mid-level providers offer a promising public health dentistry model. Human Resources for Health 2012, 10:46.

Sherr K, Mussa A, Chilundo B, Gimbel S, Pfeiffer J, Hagopian A, Gloyd S. Brain Drain and Health Workforce Distortions in Mozambique. PLoS One. 2012;7(4).

Akl EA, Maroun N, Rahbany A and Hagopian A. An emigration versus a globalization perspective of the Lebanese physician workforce: a qualitative study. BMC Health Serv Res. 2012 May 30;12:135.

Galway LP, Bell N, Al Shatari SAE, Hagopian A, Burnham G, Flaxman A, Weiss WM, Rajaratnam J, Takaro T. A two-stage cluster sampling method using gridded population data, a GIS, and Google EarthTM imagery in a population-based mortality survey in Iraq. Int J Health Geogr. 2012 Apr 27;11(1):12.

Hagopian A, Mohanty MK, Das A, House P. "Applying WHO's 'workforce indicators of staffing need' (WISN) method to calculate the health worker requirements for India's maternal and child health service guarantees in Orissa State" Health Policy Plan. 2012 Jan;27(1):11-8.

Wang K, Gimbel S, Hagopian A. The experience of Chinese physicians in the national health diplomacy programme deployed to Sudan. Glob Public Health. 2012;7(2):196-211.

Mills EJ, Kanters S, Hagopian A, Bansback N, Nachega J, Alberton M, Au- Yeung CG, Mtambo A, Bourgeault IL, Luboga S, Hogg RS, Ford N. The financial cost of doctors emigrating from sub-Saharan Africa: a human capital analysis. BMJ. 2011 BMJ. 2011 Nov 23;343.

Huntington I, Shrestha S, Reich NG, Hagopian A. Career Intentions of Nepali Medical Students. Health Policy and Planning. 2011;1–12.

Sousa, C, Hagopian, A, (2011). Conflict, health and professional perseverance: Effects of military occupation on healthcare delivery in the West Bank. Glob Public Health. 2011 May 27:1-14.

Hagopian A, Barker K. Should we end military recruiting in high schools as a matter of child protection and public health? Am J Public Health. 2011 Jan;101(1):19-23. Epub 2010 Nov 18. PMID: 21088269

Kahn TR, Hagopian A, Johnson K. Retention of J-1 visa waiver program physicians in Washington State's health professional shortage areas. Acad Med. 2010 Apr;85(4):614-21.

Hagopian A, Lafta R, Hassan J, Davis S, Mirick D, Takaro T. Trends in childhood leukemia in Basrah, Iraq, 1993-2007. Am J Public Health. 2010 Jun;100(6):1081-7. Epub 2010 Feb 18. PMID: 20167894.

Hagopian A, Ratevosian J, deRiel E. Gathering in groups: peace advocacy in health professional associations. Acad Med. 2009 Nov;84(11):1485. PMID: 19858796.

Bateganya M, Hagopian A, Tavrow P, Luboga S, Barnhart S. Incentives and barriers to implementing national hospital standards in Uganda. Int J Qual Health
Care. 2009 Dec;21(6):421-6. Epub 2009 Sep 30. PubMed PMID: 19797303.

Thompson MJ, Hagopian A, Fordyce M, Hart LG. Do international medical graduates (IMGs) "fill the gap" in rural primary care in the United States? A national study. J Rural Health. 2009 Spring;25(2):124-34.PMID: 19785577.