Dr. Stephen Bezruchka MD, MPH

Senior Lecturer, School of Public Health, University of Washington

Stephen Bezruchka is Senior Lecturer in the Departments of Health Services and Global Health at the School of Public Health, University of Washington where he received the 2002 Outstanding Teacher Award, the 2008 Faculty Community Service Award, the 2017 Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award and the 2018 Communicating Public Health to the Public Award. He has degrees from Harvard, Stanford and Johns Hopkins Universities. He worked clinically as a doctor for 35 years including three decades as an emergency physician and also in Nepal running a community health project a week’s walk from the road, and subsequently training Nepali doctors in a remote district hospital. His focus is on creating greater public understanding of the determinants of health through teaching, talking and writing at various levels from middle school on.