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NWCPHP Colleagues Appointed Clinical Faculty at UW SPH

Two outstanding leaders from the public health practice community who have been affiliated with the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice—Patrick Libbey and Anthony Chen, MD, MPH—have recently been officially appointed as clinical faculty at the UW School of Public Health.
NWCPHP Colleagues Appointed Clinical Faculty at UW SPH

Patrick Libbey and Anthony Chen were both recently appointed as clinical faculty at the UW School of Public Health.

December 17, 2010

Two outstanding leaders from the public health practice community who have been affiliated with the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice—Patrick Libbey and Anthony Chen, MD, MPH—have recently been officially appointed as clinical faculty at the UW School of Public Health.

Commenting on this recognition, Susan Allan, Director of NWCPHP, said, “Pat and Anthony bring a wealth of knowledge and experience that will continue to enhance the training and research activities of NWCPHP and of the School of Public Health. We welcome them as highly-valued colleagues.”

Libbey is a nationally-recognized public health leader whose activities at NWCPHP include co-directing the monthly series, “Hot Topics in Preparedness.” Libbey is a former executive director of the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), having held the post from 2002–08.

Before joining NACCHO, he served for more than 20 years as the local public health director for Thurston County, Washington. He currently works as a public health consultant. In this capacity, he leads a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-sponsored examination of the regionalization of local public health services and structures. He also provides coaching and mentoring support to new local health officials through a program sponsored by NACCHO.

Chen is a public health physician who has been the health director for the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department since October 2008. He serves on the Executive Committee of the Washington State Public Health Practice-Based Research Network (PBRN) and is an investigator on PBRN projects. In his previous positions, he worked in a variety of public health roles and activities and has had significant involvement in training health professionals.

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