Amanda Kost MD, MEd
Associate Professor
Department of Family Medicine
University of Washington School of Medicine

Dr. Kost is Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Washington where she teaches clinical skills, conducts medical education research, and cares for patients. She attended medical school at the University at Buffalo and completed a Masters of Education at the University of Washington with a focus on educational research and statistics. After finishing her residency in family medicine at the University of Washington, Dr. Kost practiced full spectrum family medicine and at a community health center for two years before joining the faculty. At UW, she has been active in the UWSOM curriculum renewal process through the development and implementation of the clinical immersion and intersessions and is now the director for the Ecology of Health and Medicine course. She teaches and mentors medical students through the College system. She currently is the faculty advisor for the Community Health Advancement Program and is developing the Community-focused Urban Scholars Program (CUSP) to help prepare students to care for urban underserved populations. She continues to practice full spectrum family medicine at Harborview Medical Center.


Mike Spinelli, MD, FACP
Clinical Professor, Internal Medicine
Bozeman Health Internal Medicine Clinic
University of Washington School of Medicine




Heidi Combs, MD, MS
Associate Professor
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Psychiatry Inpatient Medical Director, Harborview Medical Center
University of Washington School of Medicine

I have been interested in medical education since residency and for the past 11 years have been focused on teaching medical students Psychiatry as part of my role as the  Psychiatry Clerkship Director. When the opportunity came up to be a part of the team creating the new Ecology of Health and Medicine course I jumped at the chance! I believe the content of this course is so important for all physicians in training and am excited to help bring this content to life!


Bruce Abbotts, MD, MPH
Pediatrician, retired
Clinical Professor
University of Washington School of Medicine

Spokane EHM Lead

A great part of medicine is teaching both patients and future health care providers. I have been involved in clinical teaching students and residents since moving to Spokane and joining a pediatric practice in 1991. When the opportunity to become more involved in the basic science teaching for medical students in Spokane, I signed right up to develop a pilot program for a generalist to teach the basic sciences in small groups with a non-lecture, case based approach. That lead directly to teaching in the Foundations curriculum in various subject areas.


Rebekah Burns, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine
University of Washington School of Medicine



Lifelong Learning Theme Lead

Dr. Burns is a Pediatric Emergency Medicine physician at Seattle Children’s Hospital.  Originally from California, she trained in the Bay Area and Chicago before settling in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.  She currently oversees all medical students rotating thought the Pediatric ED in Seattle and is excited to be the lead for the life long learning curriculum within the EHM course.  She enjoys traveling and exploring both locally and internationally with her husband and daughter as often as possible.


Daniel Cabrera, MD
HMC Hospital Medicine Group
University of Washington School of Medicine



Diversity Theme Lead

Dr. Cabrera practices medicine as a Hospitalist at Harborview Medical Center in the UW Department of General Internal Medicine. He completed his medical school and training at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, WI (“the other UW”). His areas of interest include diversity efforts, medical education and admissions. Dr. Cabrera’s wife is a clinical faculty in the UW School of Nursing. He and his wife enjoy spending time with friends and family, taking day trips, cooking, TV binging and cuddling with their cat Georgia.


Georgina D. Campelia, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Bioethics & Humanities
University of Washington School of Medicine



Ethics Theme Lead

Dr. Campelia joined the Department of Bioethics & Humanities at the University of Washington School of Medicine as an Assistant Professor in October 2016. She is also an Ethics Consultant for UW Medicine’s Ethics Consultation Service. She completed her PhD in Philosophy at the Graduate Center, CUNY, under the supervision of Virginia Held.  Her research focuses on the intersection between healthcare and moral theory, particularly feminist ethics and virtue ethics (including concepts such as relational autonomy, epistemic justice, and empathy) and is typically grounded in the concerns of underrepresented patient populations.


Marivern Easton
WWAMI Assistant Director
Wyoming AHEC Director
University of Wyoming



Wyoming EHM Lead




Lynda M. Freeman, DHSc., MPH, MBA
Clinical Assistant Professor
Academic Skills Specialist
University of Idaho, WWAMI Medical Education Program
University of Washington School of Medicine



Idaho EHM Lead

In addition to being the Academic Skills Specialist for Idaho WWAMI, Dr. Lynda M. Freeman is excited to be co-leading this course with Dr. Belinda Sanchez. For more than 10 years she has served in the public health field, including implementing health promotion and disease prevention services for underserved populations in rural and urban settings. She looks forward to teaching and sharing her experiences with the EHM students!


Susan M. Graham, MD MPH PhD
Associate Professor, Medicine and Global Health
Adjunct Associate Professor, Epidemiology
University of Washington School of Medicine



Global, Population, and Public Health Theme Lead

I am an infectious diseases clinician and HIV researcher who leads the EHM content on public health and global health. All clinicians should know the role of public and global health efforts at controlling infection, preventing diseases, and promoting the health of communities worldwide.


Molly Blackley Jackson, MD
Associate Professor
Division of General Internal Medicine
Department of Medicine
University of Washington School of Medicine



Professionalism Theme Lead

Dr.Jackson is the  Head of Cascade College, co-lead of the professionalism curriculum, and Chair of the  UW Continuous Professionalism Improvement (CPI) Committee, which supports medical professionalism throughout our institution. She is also a general internal medicine physician at UW Medical Center. She and her husband Ben  have two great sons, Will and Isaac. Dr.Jackson is originally from North Carolina (Tarheel!) and enjoys digging in the dirt, creating and observing art, skate skiing, making homemade ice cream, growing tomatoes, and hiking in  pacific northwest.


Elizabeth Kaplan, MD
Assistant Professor
Division of General Internal Medicine
University of Washington School of Medicine



Professionalism Theme Lead

Dr. Kaplan is a faculty member in the Olympic College, co-lead of the professionalism curriculum for the Ecology of Health Medicine Course, and a member of the UW Continuous Professionalism Improvement Committee (CPI).  She is a general internal medicine physician at UW Medical Center.  She is originally from Seattle and returned here after training and working in San Francisco for several years.  She loves spending time with her husband and 2 children, hiking, being outdoors, and spending quality time with friends.


Savannah H. Larimore, MA
PhD Student | Sociology
University of Washington



Social Determinants of Health Theme Lead

Savannah is a graduate student in the Department of Sociology at the University of Washington.  Her research focuses on the intersection of race, place, and health in the United States with an emphasis on race.  Her current research projects investigate how alternative measures of race, including observed race, correspond to health disparities within conventional, self-identified racial and ethnic groups.  She is also working on various independent and collaborative research projects on the social determinants of racial and ethnic health disparities.  Savannah enjoys traveling, camping, yoga, tennis, and taking advantage of the many restaurants in Seattle.


Jordan P. Lewis, CPG, MSW, PhD (Aleut, Native Village of Naknek)
Associate Professor
WWAMI School of Medical Education
University of Washington School of Medicine
Director, National Resource Center for Alaska Native Elders
University of Alaska Anchorage, College of Health


Alaska EHM Lead

Dr. Jordan P. Lewis, Aleut from the Native Village of Naknek, is the new Director of the UAA National Resource Center for Alaska Native Elders as the incoming Director. Dr. Lewis is also an Associate Professor with the University of Alaska Anchorage, WWAMI School of Medical Education. Trained as a cross-cultural community psychologist and social worker (BSW, MSW), and a credential professional gerontologist (CPG), Dr. Lewis’s has worked with Alaska Native Elders for many years in numerous capacities, including federal policy in Washington, DC, state and local capacities with education and program development, and tribal health programs in rural and urban Alaska.

Dr. Lewis’s research identifies characteristics that enable Alaska Native Elders to age well and become role models for their families and communities. Using the lessons and experiences of elders, Dr. Lewis develops generative-based approaches for family and community members to improve the health of all generations, from long term care programs, dementia caregiver education programs, peer based alcohol interviews, to community-based programs to support aging in place. His past research has explored cultural understandings of successful aging, intergenerational programming in tribal communities, as well as collecting stories to improve program and service delivery in long-term care settings. Jordan received his BSW from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, MSW from Washington University in St. Louis, and PhD from University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Luis Manriquez, MD
Health Equity theme lead
University of Washington School of Medicine
Clinical Assistant Professor
WSU Elson S Floyd College of Medicine



Health Equity Theme Lead

Luis Manriquez is a UW graduate (E-09). As a medical student he founded the Health Equity Circle and has been developing the model since. He is developing a model that bridges clinical practice and public health and situates healthcare within the larger world of public health and health equity. By combining community organizing and health equity the HEC is building the capacity for the next generation of health leaders. He is the proud father of twins, Javier and Frances, and works to make sure the world is good enough for them.


Belinda Sanchez, MD
Clinical Faculty
WWAMI Medical Education Program
University of Washington School of Medicine



Idaho EHM Lead



Karen E. Segerson, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
Division of General Internal Medicine
University of Washington School of Medicine



Systems Improvement Theme Lead

Dr. Segerson practices internal medicine as a hospitalist within the University Hospital.  Her main area of interest is in health systems curricular development including educating students in quality improvement, patient safety, and value based care.  She has a clinical focus in preventive cardiology and management of stable ischemic heart disease.  Her personal interests include competitive swimming as an athlete and coach, triathlon, elementary education, and caring for her children, dogs, and urban farm animals.


Biographies pending for Maralyssa Bann (Healthcare Systems Theme Lead) , Emily Ruedinger (Social Determinants of Health Theme Lead), Jamie Shandro (IPE Theme Lead).