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Dr. Judith Tsui was promoted to Full Professor as of July 1, 2022 based on her outstanding contributions as a physician scientist.

Dr. Tsui joined faculty at the University of Washington in 2014. Prior to arriving at UW, she completed her general internal medicine fellowship training at University of California – San Francisco, where she investigated how substance use, injection drug use, and hepatitis C virus (HCV) influenced health outcomes such as chronic kidney disease, cardiovascular disease/inflammation, and pain. She subsequently joined Boston University where she acquired clinical expertise in Addiction Medicine and expanded her research to evaluate innovative health service delivery to expand access to care and improve health outcomes among persons who use drugs seen in primary care and community settings. Upon her arrival at Harborview and the UW, Dr. Tsui developed diverse partnerships with community organizations (i.e., Evergreen Treatment Services) and academic initiatives (i.e., Center for AIDS Research and the Addictions, Drug, and Alcohol Institute) as she advanced innovative approaches to improve health for those with substance use disorders and complicating conditions such as HIV and hepatitis infection.

(L-R) Drs. Anders Chen, Geetanjali Chander, Amy Kennedy, and Judith Tsui attending the 2022 SGIM Meeting.
Dr. Judith Tsui (far right) and colleagues attending the 2022 SGIM Meeting. Photo courtesy of Geetanjali Chander.
As a physician scientist, Dr. Tsui serves as principal investigator on multiple NIH-funded research initiatives. Her leadership accelerates collaboration as she engages in team science through research funded by the NIH/NIDA Clinical Trials Network and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. She is also dedicated to training the next generation of clinician-investigators: she is principal investigator of an R25 from NIDA to develop an Addiction Medicine training program for medical students at UW. Dr. Tsui’s research contributions are extensive and have had far-reaching impacts on health policy, provider practice, and patient health outcomes. She has upwards of 100 peer-reviewed publications (54 as first or senior author). 

Dr. Tsui is a highly sought-after mentor, mentoring dozens of individual from different career stages (i.e., research assistants, medical students, graduate students, medical residents, and junior faculty) and diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds. 

Dr. Tsui has multiple important leadership roles at UW. She is Associate Director of the UW Addiction Medicine Fellowship, Director of UW Medical Student Addiction Research (MedStAR) program, and Associate Medical Director of the Adult Medicine-Evergreen Treatment Services Clinic that connects primary care with onsite addiction services. 

Congratulations to Dr. Tsui on her promotion to Full Professor!