Herbie Duber
Associate Professor
Department of Emergency Medicine
Adjunct Associate Professor
Department of Global Health
Adjunct Associate Professor
Department of Health Metrics Sciences
Section Head for Population Health
Sites of Practice: 
Harborview Medical Center
University of Washington Medical Center

Faculty Information


Dr. Duber is an Associate Professor and Head of the Section of Population Health in the Department of Emergency Medicine.  He holds adjunct appointments in the Departments of Health Metrics and Global Health, and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. Dr. Duber also co-directs the service learning program for the University of Washington School of Medicine.

Dr. Duber’s research focuses on evaluating health systems and health programs, with a particular interest in vulnerable and underserved populations domestically and internationally. Dr. Duber has worked clinically, served in public health roles, and conducted research in numerous countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean. He is currently the PI or co-PI on several ongoing studies, including: a cross-country assessment of the Global Fund business model; an evaluation of a novel system of care for STEMI patients in India and China sponsored by the Medtronic Foundation; assessment of a chatbot technology to screen ED patients for social determinants of health; and a randomized control trial examining different modalities of treatment for ED patients with opioid use disorder. He sits on American College of Emergency Physicians’ Public Health and Injury Prevention Committee and leads a number of local initiatives focused on underserved patients and communities.

Education & Training: 
New York University School of Medicine
Internship and Residency, Emergency Medicine
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Fellowship, Global Health Research
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and RAND Corporation
MPH, International Health
Harvard University School of Public Health
Mailing Address: 

University of Washington Medical Center
Magnuson Health Sciences Building,
F Wing, UW Box 357235
1705 NE Pacific Street
Seattle, WA 98195

Research & Clinical Interests
Research Interests: 

Health system/program evaluations

Emergency Care in low- and middle-income countries



Recent Publications:

  1. Dr. Herbie Duber is co-author on a paper titled: Community-based interventions for detection and management of diabetes and hypertension in underserved com-munities: a mixed-methods evaluation in Brazil, India, South Africa and the USA which was published in BMJ Global Health: https://gh.bmj.com/content/5/6/e001959.abstract.
  2. Drs. Herbie Duber and Elizabeth Dorn are co-authors on a paper titled: Re-sponding to the Homeless Community During the COVID-19 crisis Pandemic: Les-sons from King County, WA which was published in SAEM Pulse Special COVID 19 Issue: https://www.saem.org/publications/newsletter.
  3. Dr. Herbie Duber is co-author on a paper titled: US Health Care Spending by Pay-er and Health Condition, 1996-2016 which was published in The Journal of the American Medical Association: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/2762309.
  4. Dr. Herbie Duber co-authored a report titled: Impact of Traffic, Poverty and Facili-ty Ownership on Travel Time to Emergency Care in Nairobi, Kenya which was pub-lished in the African Journal of Emergency Medicine: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.afjem.2019.12.003.

See Dr. Duber's ORCID profile.

See Dr. Duber's Google Scholar Page.