Duncan Reid, MD, MS
Duncan Reid is a clinical instructor in the Department of Medicine and serves as the director for the EthnoMed website.
Dr. Reid is a general internist based in the International Medicine Clinic where he provides care to adult refugee and immigrant patients. He has experience in cross-cultural medicine and community health promotion. His professional interests include refugee and immigrant health care, health disparities, and quality improvement.
Dr. Reid completed residency in internal medicine at the University of Washington and received his MD from Yale School of Medicine. He has received funding for past work including a Fogarty International Fellowship studying TB in South Africa, Fulbright Scholarship studying freshwater fishes of Cameroon, National Human Genome Research Institute grant. He also has spent time living in Cameroon, Uganda, Kenya, Gabon, Central African Republic, and Ghana participating in various research activities.
Personal interests include photography, evolutionary biology, and history of the Pacific Northwest and its communities. He originally planned to become a field biologist and has particular interest in the fields of ichthyology and herpetology. He lives in Seattle with his wife and two young children.
Christine Wilson Owens
As Program Supervisor, Christine is responsible for managing operations and finances for EthnoMed. At Harborview since 2001, Christine initially worked as community liaison on small grants supporting health promotion and technology education projects with community-based organizations serving immigrants. For many years, she worked collaboratively with clinical and community advisors to produce translated patient education materials, and provider resources about culture and health. In 2009 she began managing EthnoMed’s web content. Over time, Christine has secured funding to grow and sustain a small team, and facilitating EthnoMed’s permanent placement in Harborview’s Interpreter Services Department in 2010.
Christine continues to support community collaboration and outreach, and website content development and dissemination. She represents EthnoMed as an active member of the local Vietnamese Health Board in King County. She is also a member of the Interpreter Service Department’s Leadership Team. In that capacity, she supervises a small number of medical interpreter and collaborates with other Harborview leaders on department and hospital initiatives. Christine holds a BA in cultural anthropology from the University of Washington, and is humbled and honored to have the opportunity to learn and work cross-culturally with talented colleagues. She lives in her beloved hometown Seattle, with her husband and two sons.
Ehsan Shayegan, MA, MAPP
As Program Coordinator, Ehsan contributes both technically and editorially, to EthnoMed website content creation. He also manages student projects, and coordinates and collaborates with faculty, staff and community members to create content for the EthnoMed program.
Ehsan holds an MA in Sociology from University of Mysore, India and a Masters in Public Policy from Central European University, Vienna. He also has a certificate of specialization in Governance from Central European University, Budapest.
Prior to his role with the EthnoMed program, Ehsan worked in various research and program positions with institutions such as University of York, Creative Associates International, Management System International, Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission, and Afghanistan Institute for Civil Society. He is the founder of a human rights driven policy research think-tank “Porsesh Research & Studies Organization” and served as its former Executive Director. He also served as a board member for Innovation for Change – Central Asia Hub for three years.
Web Information Specialist
As Web Information Specialist, Nityia manages the content and technical aspects of the EthnoMed website, and is the team’s social media manager. Bringing her expertise as a portrait photographer, Nityia is also creating a library of custom visual content for Ethnomed education and marketing projects.
Prior to joining the team, Nityia spent over a decade as a branding and communications professional providing messaging and materials for small businesses and entrepreneurs. Nityia is passionate about health and inclusivity and brings an understanding of the importance of culturally tailored connections to her work with EthnoMed.
Nityia lives in Seattle and enjoys an active lifestyle in the mountains of Pacific Northwest.
Carey Jackson, MD
Former Director, retired July 2022
Dr. Carey Jackson is a professor in the Department of Medicine and an adjunct professor in the Department of Global Health at the UW. At Harborview, he serves as medical director of the International Medicine Clinic, Refugee and Immigrant Health Promotion Program, the Northwest Health and Human Rights Coalition, and Interpreter Services Department. He is a co-founder of the Community House Calls Program and EthnoMed website, and is also an affiliate investigator at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
Dr. Jackson is a general internist with graduate training in anthropology and public health, with extensive experience in the practice of cross-cultural medicine, community health promotion and health services research among diverse immigrant patient populations in Seattle. His professional interests include refugee and immigrant health care, health services delivery to the non-English speaking poor, medical anthropology, health disparities and disease prevention. Dr. Jackson has been the recipient of numerous honors for his work, including American College of Physicians Internist of the Year in 2013, Sterling Munro Public Service Teaching Award in 2007 and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Community Health Leadership Award in 1999.
View Dr. Jackson’s CV. ‘Interpreting For Healthcare‘ NCIHC podcast interview episode two & episode three