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Noel Chrisman PhD, MPH

Professor Emeritus
President, Board of Directors, Pike Market Senior Center
Adjunct Professor, Department of Health Services, UW School of Public Health
Adjunct Professor, Department of Anthropology
Adjunct Professor, Department of Family Medicine, UW School of Medicine

My work focuses on research, education, and practice related to anthropological and public health approaches to culture and community. I lecture and consult on community participatory practice for health promotion among multicultural populations in the U.S. and in Asia (Thailand, Japan, and Taiwan). In addition, I work nationally and internationally to develop and teach the knowledge, attitudes, and skills required for appropriate cross cultural care of patients and families (e.g., Transcultural Nursing).


What classes are you teaching or what classes do you traditionally teach?

Partnerships in Community Health; Advanced Practice in Community Health Systems Nursing; Clinically Applied Anthropology; Transcultural Nursing Practice; Program Planning and Health Systems in Multicultural Communities

What do you love about the UW School of Nursing?

Innovative and community oriented research, education, and practice.


Psychosocial and Community Health

Research Areas

  • Health Equity
  • Lifespan Health
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University of Washington School of Nursing
Box 357263
Seattle, WA 98195-7263