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Population Health
Acting Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
Sites of Practice
Harborview Medical Center


Dr. Fockele is an emergency physician with advanced training in population health research and addiction medicine. She works clinically in the Harborview Medical Center Emergency Department and Healthcare in Housing program. She is dedicated to broadening the addiction services provided to the most vulnerable patients seeking emergency care in our community.

Dr. Fockele is a member of Research with Expert Advisors on Drug Use (READU), a group of both academically trained and community-trained researchers with lived and living experience of substance use. Her community-engaged research focuses on improving outcomes for people who use drugs. She studies how contingency management and the community reinforcement approach can be integrated into permanent supportive housing for residents who use methamphetamine, and she is interested in the impact of sub-acute stabilization centers and field-based initiation of buprenorphine on opioid overdose survivors. She receives funding from the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the University of Washington Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute.

Education & Training

  • Master of Science in Health and Medical Sciences, UC Berkeley/UC San Francisco Joint Medical Program, Berkeley, CA (2014)
  • MD, UC Berkeley/UC San Francisco Joint Medical Program (2016)
  • Residency in Emergency Medicine, University of Washington (2020)
  • Fellowship in Population Health Research, University of Washington (2022)
  • Fellowship in Addiction Medicine, University of Washington (2023)

Research & Clinical Interests


  • Opioid overdose care
  • Stimulant use disorder management
  • Housing insecurity
  • Community paramedicine
  • Social risks and needs
  • Community-engaged research


  • Emergency medicine
  • Addiction medicine
  • Outreach medicine



Active Grants:

  • Implementation of Contingency Management and the Community Reinforcement Approach in Permanent Supportive Housing for Residents who Use Methamphetamine (UW Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute, PI Fockele)
  • Using data to drive action to reduce opioid overdoses in Seattle, WA (NIDA 1R61DA057600, PI Banta-Green)