People at the Center for Brazilian Studies

Administration

Co-Director: Orlando Baiochi
Institute of Technology,
University of Washington Tacoma
 
Co-Director: Jonathan Warren
Jackson School of International Studies
University of Washington, Seattle
             
Associate-Director: Margaret Griesse
Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
University of Washington, Tacoma
 

Advisory Board

Pedro Augusto Leite Costa
Honorary Consul of Brazil in Seattle
 
Paulo Gomes
Hitachi Consulting
 

Faculty

Ernesto Alvarado Celestino

Phone: (206) 616-6920
Area: Senior Research Scientist, College of Forestry, Fire and Environmental Research Applications Team 
 
Orlando Baiocchi
Phone: (253) 692-4727
Area: Prof. of  Electrical Engineering
 
Karl Böhringer 
Phone: (206) 221-5177
Area: Electrical Engineering, 
Contact: was visiting professor at the University of Sao Paulo 
 
Fabio Caldieraro
Phone: (206) 616-7464
Area :  Assistant Professor of Marketing
 
Luis Ceze
Phone: (206) 543-1896
Area: Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering
 
Marcia Ciol
Phone: (206) 221-4668
Area Research Associate Professor with the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Biostatistics
 
Marcus VM da Cunha, Jr
Phone: (206) 543-8780
Area: Assistant Professor of Marketing
 
Allan H. Devol
Area: Oceanography
Contact: Member of the Carbon in the Amazon River Experiment (CAMREX)
 
Jefferson Duarte
Phone: (206) 543-1843
Area:  Associate professor of Finance
Evert McCabe Faculty Fellow
 
Jay Freistadt
Area: Center fo Information and Technology
Contact: researching ICTs in Brazil
 
Richard Gammon
Phone: (206) 543-1609
Area: Professor of Chemistry, Oceanography and Adjunct Professor of Atmoshperic Sciences
Project: - 2008 Exploration Seminar to Salvador-Bahia and the Amazon Climate Change & Culture in Brazil
-  2007 Exploration Seminar in Salvador-Bahia, Brazil
Chemistry, Climate Change, Culture
 
Margaret Griesse
Area: Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
Projects: Study-Abroad programs to Brazil; Gender studies; Social movements, Human Rights; Corporate Social Responsibility; 
 
Alan Haynie
Phone:
Area: Affiliate Assistant Professor, School of Marine Affairs
Contact: Research Fellow at: University of Sao Paulo, University of Brasilia, University of Campinas and University of santa catarina, Brazil 
 
Margaret Heitkemper
Phone: 
Area: School of Nursing
Contact:  research and teaching in Brazil 
 
Robert Holzworth 
Phone: (206) 7410
Area: Professor of Earth and Space Sciences, Adjunct Professor  of Physics
Project: Sprite balloons (NSF sponsored) involving stratospheric balloon flights from Brazil to study the electrodynamic environment above sprite producing thunderstorms
 
Deborah Illman
Phone: (206) 616-4826 
Area: Team Science Corps Senior fellowship, Associate Director of the Center for Process Analytical Chemistry
Contact: PhD in Physical chemistry from the State University of Campinas, Brazil. 
 
Sanjeev Khagram
Area: Associate Professor of Public Affairs and International Studies
Contact: His book on Dams and Development focuses in part on Brazil
 
J. Nathan Kutz
Phone: (206) 685-3029
Area: Department of Applied Mathematics 
Project: Atmosphere-Ocean Interactions and Climate Modeling Exploration Seminar 2008
 
Lurdes Inoue
Phone: (206) 543-1044
Area: Associate Professor, Biostatistic, medical biometry and decision making
 
Ted Mack 
Phone: (206) 543-4356
Area: Associate Professor of Modern Japanese Literature
Project: examine the role of literature in the Japanese diaspora, with a particular focus on Brazil, focusing on the production and consumption of literary texts from both Tokyo and São Paulo
 
Charles Mock
Phone: (206) 744-9430
Area: Professor of Surgery, Epitemeology
Project: Training for Trauma Quality Improvement - Health issue: Injury, Violence, and Trauma; Education and Training, Project type: Education
 
David Montgomery 
Phone (206) 685-2560
Area: Geomorphology
Contacts: research on soil erosion and topography in Brazil and other areas
 
Peter Myler
Phone:
Area: Affiliate Professor of Global Health, Seattle Biomedical Research Institute -  regulation of gene expression in protozoan parasites
Contact: International Health Group,  
 
Amos Silva do Nascimento
Phone: (253) 692-4555
Area: Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, Philosophy
 
Joyojeet Pal
Phone:
Area: Research Associate Center for Information and Society - use of computers in developing regions
Contact: research on public internet centers in urban Brazil
 
Donald Patrick
Phone: (206)685–7252
Area: Professor of Health Services
Contact: International Health Group
 
Stephan Polyak
Phone: (206) 341-5224
Area: Research Assistant Professor, Laboratory Medicine, Global Health, Microbiology, Hepatitis C
Project: Collaborator with Charles Mock on Training for Trauma Quality Improvement
 
Paul D. Quay
Phone:
Area: Oceanography
Contact: Member of the Carbon in the Amazon River Experiment (CAMREX)
 
Maria Luiza Ramos, MD, 
Phone: 206-897-5347
Area: Visiting Scholar, Burn patients, Burn model system research
 
Jorge D. Reyes, MD
Phone: (206) 598-2608
Area: Professor and Vice Chairman 
Chief, Division of Transplantation Surgery
 
Steven Reed
Phone: (206)754–5714
Area: Affiliate Professor of Health Services, Infectious Disease Institute
Contact: International Health Group
 
Jane Rees
Phone: (206) 616–9309
Area: Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
Contact: International Health Group
 
Jeffrey E. Richey
Phone:
Area: Oceanography
Contact: Member of the Carbon in the Amazon River Experiment (CAMREX)
 
Paolo R. Salvalaggio
Phone: (206)598-6263
Area: Associate Professor, Co-Director Kidney/Pancreas Transplant Program
Gottfried Schmer 
Phone: (206) 598-6131
Area: Professor Emeritus, Laboratory Medicine (UWSOM)
Project: Contact person for Tropical Medicine opportunities in Manaus and Salvador http://depts.washington.edu/ihg/beyond.htm
 
Steven Self
Phone: (206) 667–4944
Area: Biostatistics
Contact: International Health Group
 
Dennis Stillman
Phone: (206) 221-7234 
Area: Senor Lecturer, Director of Health Services
Contact: International Health Group
 
Ingrid Margaret Tohver
Phone: (206) 616-4304
Area: Research Scientist for JISAO Center for Science in the Earth System (CSES) and Climate Impact Group (CIG)
Contact: Worked four years for Brazilian NGO, Environmental Research Institute in the Amazon (IPAM).
 
Marcelo D. Vilela
Phone (206) 744-9330
Area: Clinical Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery
 
Wesley Van Voorhis
Phone: (206) 543-0821
Area: Prof. of Medicine, Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Contact: International Health Group
 
Jonathan Warren
Phone: (206) 685-1518
Area: Associate Professor. Jackson School of International Studies  Program Chair, Center for Brazilian Studies
Project: - Capes-Fipse Divercity
 
Sam Wasser
Phone: (206) 543-1669
Area: Professor and Endowed Chair in Conservation Biology 
Project: Mammals of the Brazilian Cerrado
 
Michelle Williams
Phone: (206) 543–8225
Area: Prof. of Epidemiology, Global Health
Contact: International Health Group
 
Denise Wilson
Phone: (206) 221-5238
Area: Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering
Project: 2009 Exploration seminar in South-Central Brazil, The Food, Fuel, Water Triangle: the Biofuel Puzzle
 
Rita Wirkala 
Phone: (206) 368-2576
Area: Instructor Spanish/Portuguese
Contact: Native Argentine, lived 13 years in Brazil