• Adjunct Associate Professor, Global Health
  • Associate Professor, Medicine - Emergency Medicine
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Health Metrics Sciences
Herbert Duber

Seattle, WA
United States

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Herbert Chad Duber, MD, MPH, is an Associate Professor and Section Head (Population Health) in the Department of Emergency Medicine. He holds Adjunct appointments in Global Health and Health Metrics Sciences (IHME). He works clinically at the University of Washington Medical Center and Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, WA.

Dr. Duber’s work focuses on health systems, program monitoring and evaluation, and social determinants of health in vulnerable populations locally and globally. Dr. Duber has led numerous evaluation in low- and middle-income countries, including a multi-country prospective evaluation of the Global Fund, an assessment of STEMI programs in China, India and Brazil, and numerous facility-based HIV treatment programs.

Dr. Duber received his BA in Biology from Pomona College, after which he was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to study in Panama. He received his MD from the NYU School of Medicine and his MPH in International Health from the Harvard School of Public Health.

  • MD (New York University)
  • MPH (Harvard University)
  • BA (Pomona College)
  • Spanish
Health Topics 
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Health Disparities
  • Health Outcomes
  • Health Policy
  • Implementation Science
  • Social Determinants of Health
DGH Centers, Programs and Initiatives and Affiliated Organizations 

Kim HN, Lan KF, Nkyekyer E, Neme S, Pierre-Louis M, Chew L, Duber HC. Assessment of Disparities in COVID-19 Testing and Infection Across Language Groups in Seattle, Washington. JAMA Netw Open. 2020 Sep 1;3(9):e2021213. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.21213. PMID: 32970156; PMCID: PMC7516622.

Fraser MS, Wachira BW, Flaxman AD, Lee AY, Duber HC. Impact of traffic, poverty and facility ownership on travel time to emergency care in Nairobi, Kenya. Afr J Emerg Med. 2020 Mar;10(1):40-45. doi: 10.1016/j.afjem.2019.12.003. Epub 2020 Jan 14. PMID: 32161711; PMCID: PMC7058857.

GBD 2017 HIV collaborators. Global, regional, and national incidence, prevalence, and mortality of HIV, 1980-2017, and forecasts to 2030, for 195 countries and territories: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study 2017. Lancet HIV. 2019 Dec;6(12):e831-e859. doi: 10.1016/S2352-3018(19)30196-1. Epub 2019 Aug 19. PMID: 31439534; PMCID: PMC6934077.

Duber HC, Hartford EA, Schaefer AM, Johanns CK, Colombara DV, Iriarte E, Palmisano EB, Rios-Zertuche D, Zuniga-Brenes P, Hernández-Prado B, Mokdad AH. Appropriate and timely antibiotic administration for neonatal sepsis in Mesoamérica. BMJ Glob Health. 2018 May 24;3(3):e000650. doi: 10.1136/bmjgh-2017-000650. PMID: 29862053; PMCID: PMC5969725.

Wollum A, Dansereau E, Fullman N, Achan J, Bannon KA, Burstein R, Conner RO, DeCenso B, Gasasira A, Haakenstad A, Hanlon M, Ikilezi G, Kisia C, Levine AJ, Masters SH, Njuguna P, Okiro EA, Odeny TA, Allen Roberts D, Gakidou E, Duber HC. The effect of facility-based antiretroviral therapy programs on outpatient services in Kenya and Uganda. BMC Health Serv Res. 2017 Aug 16;17(1):564. doi: 10.1186/s12913-017-2512-9. PMID: 28814295; PMCID: PMC5559797.