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Population Health
Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
Professor, Department of Global Health
Professor, Department of Health Metrics Sciences
Section Head for Population Health
Sites of Practice
Harborview Medical Center
University of Washington Medical Center


Dr. Herbie Duber is the Washington State Department of Health Regional Medical Officer for Northwest Washington. In this role, he supports the development of healthcare policy and programs across the state and serves as a key liaison between local public health in Northwest WA and the Department of Health. He is also a Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Washington where he leads the Section of Population Health. He holds adjunct appointments in the Departments of Health Metrics and Global Health, and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. Clinically, he works in the Emergency Department at the University of Washington and Harborview Medical Centers in Seattle, WA.

Dr. Duber’s prior research focused on evaluating health systems and health programs, with a particular interest in vulnerable and underserved populations domestically and internationally. He has co-authored more than 70 peer review publications. Dr. Duber is a vocal advocate, leader, and mentor at the intersection of emergency medicine and public health. He chairs the American College of Emergency Physicians’ (ACEP) Public Health Committee and serves as President of ACEP’s Washington chapter. He continues to mentor students, residents, and junior faculty, supporting the development of the next generation of emergency medicine and public health leaders.

Dr. Duber received his BA in Biology from Pomona College, after which he was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship. He received his MD from the NYU School of Medicine and his MPH in International Health from the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Duber completed his residency training at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and a research fellowship at UCLA and the RAND Corporation.

education & training

  • MD, New York University School of Medicine (2005)
  • Internship and Residency, Emergency Medicine, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (2008)
  • Fellowship, Global Health Research, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and RAND Corporation (2009)
  • MPH, International Health, Harvard University School of Public Health (2005)

research & clinical interests

Research Interests: 

  • Health system/program evaluations
  • Emergency Care in low- and middle-income countries