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Michael Grodesky PhD, ARNP

Clinical Assistant Professor

In addition to primary care of adults, my background includes infectious diseases and HIV medicine. I have also worked extensively with individuals with chemical dependency in the setting of HIV-infection. My PhD is in the multidisciplinary field of health and behavioral sciences which combines elements of behavioral science, public health with medical anthropology.

For the past eleven years I have been in practice as a primary care provider in the UW Medicine General Internal Medicine Center in Seattle.


Psychosocial and Community Health


  • BS, Loretto Heights College, 1983
  • MS, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, 1994
  • PhD, University of Colorado Denver, 2006

What classes do you teach?

NSG 565 Primary Care Management Across the Lifespan
NSG 567 Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics in Complex Case Management

What do you love about the UW School of Nursing?

I am inspired by the amazing diversity of the faculty and students in the School of Nursing along with the innovative blend of clinical practice, teaching, research and community outreach.


  • Health behaviors
  • chronic disease
  • HIV-infection
  • diabetes
  • Perceptions of patient ownership in medical education

Research Areas

  • Innovative Interventions
  • Health Equity


  • McLaren K, Lord J, Murray S, Levy M, Ciechanowski P, Markman J, Ratzliff A, Grodesky M, Cowley D. Ownership of patient care: a behavioural definition and stepwise approach to diagnosing problems in trainees. Perspectives in Medical Education (online) April 23, 2013.
  • Grodesky, MJ. (2008). Adherence and symbolic alignment in antiretroviral Therapy Society of Behavioral Medicine 29th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions. March, 2008 San Diego, California. (Abstract R-34D).
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UW Medicine General Internal Medicine Center
4245 Roosevelt Way NE Seattle, WA 98105
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