Start Center - Strategic Analysis, Research & Training Center

Tao Sheng Kwan-Gett

Faculty Lead

Tao Sheng Kwan-Gett is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Health Services with an adjunct appointment in the Department of Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education at the University of Washington. Dr. Kwan-Gett received his Medical Degree from Harvard Medical School and completed his pediatric residency and Master of Public Health at the University of Washington. He practiced primary care pediatrics for eight years in the Seattle area, then worked at Public Health Seattle and King County for seven years as a medical epidemiologist overseeing communicable disease surveillance and outbreak investigation. During that time Dr. Kwan-Gett made annual volunteer medical trips to the Thai-Burma border to serve refugees and migrant workers from Burma. From 2013-2015, Dr. Kwan-Gett directed the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice, a regional public health training center housed in the Department of Health Services. Dr. Kwan-Gett is currently active in public health systems and services research, as well as undergraduate and medical education.

Specific Skills: Public health practice, communicable disease surveillance, public health informatics, workforce development, primary care.