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Andy Stergachis, PhD, RPh

Bio and contact information for NWCPHP faculty member Andy Stergachis, PhD, RPh.

Andy StergachisFaculty



Andy Stergachis provides content expertise to NWCPHP and regional partners primarily in the areas of pharmaceutical preparedness and public health mass gatherings.

Areas of Expertise

  • Pharmaceutical preparedness and medical countermeasures
  • Public health aspects of mass gatherings
  • Exercises for business continuity and preparedness and response

Andy is a Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Health Services, and Associate Dean in the School of Pharmacy. He is the Director of the Global Medicines Program, at the University of Washington School of Public Health. He directs the WHO Collaborating Centre on Mass Gatherings Public Health at the University of Washington.

He has served as a Strategic National Stockpile Coordinator for King County, Washington and is also pharmacy advisor to Public Health - Seattle & King County Preparedness Section. He is an author of over 100 peer-reviewed publications in the areas, such as medication safety, women’s health, clinical epidemiology, and emergency preparedness. In addition, Andy is a Special Government Employee for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Chair of the Malaria in Pregnancy Consortium Safety Working Group, and a Fellow of the International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology.

A native of Tacoma, Washington, he earned his pharmacy degree from Washington State University and his M.S. and PhD from the University of Minnesota.