Dedra Buchwald, MD
Director and Professor, Institute for Research and Education to Advance Community Health
- 1973 – 1976 University of California, San Diego, BS (Neurobiology)
- 1976 – 1981 University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine, MD
- 1981 – 1982 Intern, Internal Medicine, North Carolina Memorial Hospital, Chapel Hill, NC
- 1982 – 1984 Resident, Internal Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
- 1984 – 1987 Henry J. Kaiser Fellow, General Internal Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA
Past Academic Positions
- 2000 – 2015 Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA
- 2001 – 2015 Adjunct Professor, University of Washington Department of Psychiatry, Seattle, WA
- 2012 – 2015 Professor, Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington School of Public Health, Seattle, WA
- 2010 University of Washington Medicine Award for Excellence in Mentoring Women and Minority Faculty
- 2015 Member, Washington State Academy of Sciences
Dedra Buchwald, MD, is a Professor of Medicine in the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine at Washington State University where she is the Director of the institutionally-funded Initiative for Research and Education to Advance Community Health.
She is also the founding director of the Partnerships for Native Health, one of the largest research programs on American Indian and Alaska Native health in the nation. This program has worked with more than 150 tribal partners and 35 scientists in diverse disciplines.
She has a broad background in public health and primary care, with special emphases on culturally competent care and the health of American Indians and Alaska Native peoples. Her work considers health at the level of the individual, the community, and the health system, using an array of quantitative and qualitative methodologies.
Dr. Buchwald has been the Principal Investigator of more than 30 projects funded by NIH and other major organizations and a current research portfolio of more than $55 million. She has more than 325 publications on diverse topics. Dr. Buchwald directs several training programs and has mentored dozens of postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty members, many of them from underrepresented minority groups.