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EthnoMed's Founding Contributors

Many people have supported the development of EthnoMed. In addition to the current team at Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA we want to acknowledge the following people for their contributions:

Elinor A. Graham, MD and Tao Kwan-Gett, MD were part of the initial development team and have written extensively for EthnoMed. They both continue to be supportive of the program. 

Martha Means, UW Librarian, helped develop the concept of EthnoMed and provided much of the initial technical support.

The first Community Profiles were written by Atalegen Molakign (Ethiopian), Linda Wetzel, RN (Cambodian), Hoai Do and Kathy Lin (Chinese), Andrea Smith (Mexican), Susan Omura, MD (Oromo), Toby Lewis, MD (Somali), Hadish Zhalay (Tigrean) and Pamela LaBorde, MD (Vietnamese).

Lenna Liu, MD contributed early to the patient education information on asthma.

The Community House Calls Program at Harborview Medical Center Interpreter Services Department has provided leadership for EthnoMed through the initial support of Mamae Teklemariam, and current support of Martine Pierre-Louis and Bria Chakofsky-Lewy.  House Calls' Caseworker Cultural Mediators (past and present) have provided community perspectives and partnership opportunities: Tsehay Demowez, Meti Duressa, Jeniffer Huong, Khadija Hussein, Kim Lundgreen, Yodit Wongelemengist, Ali Mohamed, Rozy Ramirez, Salma Musa, Leticia Magaña, Christina Garces and Martin Landeros.

Much needed technical support came from the IAIMS program (no longer in existence) with help from Steve Rausch and Sandra Daluson.

Work on the legal issues of immigration has been the result of a relationship between EthnoMed and the Northwest Justice Project, particularly Gillian Dutton and Clay Wilson.