• Associate Professor, Global Health
  • Associate Professor, Family Medicine

University of Washington
Box 354943
Seattle, WA 98125
United States

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Dr. Christopher Sanford is a family medicine physician who specializes in tropical medicine and travelers' health. His interests include medical education in both high- and low-income nations, and non-communicable diseases including road traffic injuries and air pollution.

  • MPH (Harvard University)
  • MD (University of California (San Diego))
  • BA (University of California (Santa Barbara))
Country Affiliations 
  • Spanish
Health Topics 
  • Education and Training
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Infectious Diseases (other than STDs)
  • Injury, Violence, Trauma and Domestic Violence
  • Non-Communicable Diseases
  • Prevention
DGH Centers, Programs and Initiatives and Affiliated Organizations 

Sanford C, Pottinger P, Jong EC (eds.): The Travel and Tropical Medicine Manual, 5th Edition. Elsevier. September, 2016.

Sanford, C: The Global Traveler’s Guide to Health. University of Washington Press. 2018.

Pottinger P, Sanford C (Guest Editors): Medical Clinics of North America, issue on Travel and Adventure Medicine. Elsevier. March 2016.

Journal articles
Sanford C, McConnell A, Osborn J: The Pre-Travel Consultation. American Family Physician. Vol. 94. No. 8, pp. 620-627; Oct. 15, 2016.

Sanford C: Urban Medicine: Threats to Health of Travelers to Developing World Cities. J Travel Med. 2004 Sep-Oct;11(5):313-27.