• Research Professor, Global Health
  • Assistant Dean, School of Public Health
  • Research Professor, Family Medicine
  • Research Professor, Epidemiology
Annette Fitzpatrick

Collaborative Health Studies Coordinating Center
6200 NE 74th Street, Suite 310
Bldg. 29, Box 354922
Seattle, WA 98115
United States

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Dr. Fitzpatrick is a Research Professor in the Departments of Family Medicine, Epidemiology and Global Health. She also currently serves as the Associate Dean for Academic Services in the UW School of Public Health. She received her PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Washington. Throughout her career Dr. Fitzpatrick has worked on studies evaluating risk factors for non-communicable diseases (NCDs) including heart disease and stroke. She has expertise in both research operations and analytics having led the coordination of large multi-site studies of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in the US. In addition to the Cardiovascular Health Study (CHS) and Mutli-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA), she now works in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) where she collaborates with partners to advocate for programs addressing the epidemic of hypertension and diabetes. Her primary interests lie in non-communicable diseases and healthy aging. She has been PI of 17 grants funded by NIH/CDC and other funders and has over 160 publications.

  • PhD (University of Washington)
  • MA (Southern Illinois University)
Country Affiliations 
  • Spanish
Health Topics 
  • Adult Mortality
  • Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Causes of Death
  • Chronic Disease (incl. Cardiovascular, Diabetes)
  • Disease Surveillance
  • Epidemiology
  • Health Disparities
  • Mental Health
  • MHealth
  • Mortality
  • Non-communicable diseases
  • Prevention
  • Stroke

Chronic diseases and diseases of aging including cardiovascular disease (CVD) focusing on coronary heart disease and stroke, dementia including Alzheimer's disease, as well as other aspects of physical and cognitive functioning in older adults; sequelae of HIV such as CVD and dementia.


Masterson, EE, Fitzpatrick AL, Enquobahrie DA, Mancl LA, Conde E, Hujoel PP. Malnutrition-related early childhood exposures and enamel defects in the permanent dentition: A longitudinal study from the Bolivian Amazon. Am J Phys Anthropol. 2017 Jul 28. doi: 10.1002/ajpa.23283. [Epub ahead of print]. PRIMARY STUDENT MENTOR

Shrestha A; Koju R; Beresford S, Chan KCG, Karmacharya BM, Connell F,Shrestha P, Fitzpatrick AL, Reproducibility and Relative Validity of Food Group Intake in a Food Frequency Questionnaire Developed for Nepalese Diet. Int J Food Sci Nutr. 2017 Aug;68(5):605-612. PRIMARY STUDENT MENTOR

Karmacharya BM, Fitzpatrick AL, et al. Awareness, Treatment and Control of Hypertension in Nepal: Findings from the Dhulikhhel Heart Study. Heart Asia. 2017 Jan 4;9(1):1-8. PRIMARY STUDENT MENTOR

Fitzpatrick AL, Rapp SR, Luchsinger J, Hill-Briggs F, Alonso A, Gottesman R, Lee H, Carnethon M, Liu K, Williams K, Sharrett AR, Frazier-Wood A, Lyketsos C, Seeman T. Sociodemographic Correlates of Cognition in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 2015; 23:684-697.

Fitzpatrick AL, Ngo QV, Ly KA, Ton TG, Longstreth WT, Vo TT, Heitzinger K, Pham CH, Tirschwell DL. Symptoms and Risk Factors for Stroke in a Community-Based Sample in Da Nang, Viet Nam. J Epidemiology and Global Health 2012; 2:155-163. PMC 3607634.