Maureen joined the Swedish Family Medicine faculty in October 1996 as medical director of the Downtown Family Medicine clinic. After medical school at the University of Chicago and a family medicine residency at the University of Iowa, she worked for two years at a small rural hospital in the Appalachias of southeastern Kentucky. Her experiences in this job sparked a growing interest in epidemiology and in public health practice. After six years at a community health center in northern California and two fascinating years with the Indian Health Service in Bethel, Alaska, her desire for further training in public health and preventive medicine led her to the University of Washington. She completed the Preventive Medicine Residency in 1996, received her MPH degree in epidemiology and finished a two year post-doctoral fellowship in cancer prevention and control at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Her interests include the intersection between public health and clinical medicine, evidence-based preventive health care, care of underserved and homeless populations, and community health – as well as hiking in our amazing mountains, photography, gardening, and wilderness travel.