About Us

The UW-ISTP is a collaborative effort between the University of Washington, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, and Kaiser Permanente of Washington. Our faculty represent a diverse set of clinical and research expertise across health systems participating in our training program.

Program Leadership:


David H. Au, MD MS: Professor of Medicine within the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at the University of Medicine and Director of the VA Center of Innovation for Veteran-Centered and Value-Driven Care.


Randall Curtis, MD MPH: Professor of Medicine within the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at the University of Medicine and Director of the Cambia Palliative Care Center of Excellence


Bryan J. Weiner, PhD: Professor in the Departments of Health Services and Global Health

Program Faculty:

  • Kristina Crothers, MD
  • Ruth Engelberg, PhD
  • Laura Feemster, MD MS
  • John Fortney, PhD
  • Peggy Hannon, PhD
  • Christian Helfrich, PhD MPH
  • Terri Hough, MD MS
  • Erin Kross, MD MS
  • Cara Lewis, PhD MPH
  • Chuan-Fen Liu, PhD
  • Michael Parchman, MD MPH
  • Kenneth Sherr, PhD MPH
  • Steven Zeliadt, PhD MPH

Administrator: 

  • Elizabeth Nielsen, MPH