David Watkins, headshot
Assistant Professor
Medicine
Assistant Professor
Global Health

Faculty Information

Biography

Dr. Watkins is a hospitalist at Harborview Medical Center and a physician-scientist in the Department of Medicine and the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington. His scholarly work focuses health system reform and policy challenges in low- and middle-income countries.

Education & Training: 
MD
Duke University, School of Medicine
Durham, NC
2010
Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
2010–2013
Master of Public Health
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
2015
Research fellowship, global health economics
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
2015
Honors: 
Eta Sigma Phi
2003
Phi Beta Kappa
2005
Senior Scholarship
2009
Publication of the Month, University of Cape Town
2009
Alpha Omega Alpha
2009
Honorary Research Associate, University of Cape Town
2010
Resident Excellence in Teaching Award
2012
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Research & Clinical Interests
Research Interests: 
  • Global health
  • Health economics
  • Health policy analysis
  • Integrated healthcare delivery
  • Epidemiological and demographic modeling
  • Evidence-to-policy/knowledge translation
Publications
Publications: 
  • Watkins DA, Yamey G, Schaferhoff M, Adeyi O, Alleyne G, et al. Alma-Ata at 40 Years: Reflections from the Lancet Commission on Investing in Health. Lancet 2018; 392(10156):1434-60. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(18)32389-4.
  • Jamison DT, Alwan A, Mock CN, Nugent R, Watkins D, et al. Universal health coverage and intersectoral action for health: findings from Disease Control Priorities, 3rd Edition. Lancet 2018; 391(10125):1108-20. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(17)32906-9.
  • Watkins DA, Johnson CO, Colquhoun SM, Karthikeyan G, Beaton A, et al. Global, regional, and national burden of rheumatic heart disease, 1990-2015. New Engl J Med 2017;377:713-22. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1603693.