Thomas Koepsell

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    Greetings and welcome!  I retired officially from the regular University of Washington faculty at the end of 2011 and am now Professor Emeritus of Epidemiology and Health Services.  I no longer have an active research program or classroom teaching duties.  My main professional activities in retirement have been:

Research history

   Before retiring, my main research areas were injury epidemiology, neuroepidemiology, veterans health, application of epidemiology to evaluation of health services, and epidemiologic methods.  See my curriculum vitae for details.

Teaching history

    Noel Weiss and I co-created the EPI 512-513 course series, Epidemiologic Methods I and II, in the mid-1980s, and I co-taught it through 2011.  Those courses are now co-taught by Ali Rowhani-Rahbar, Amanda Phipps, and Noel Weiss.  The main textbook is Epidemiologic Methods: Studying the Occurrence of Illness, which is also used in similar courses at other universities.  The second edition, pictured below, is available from Oxford University Press or from fine booksellers worldwide.

Book cover


   I have used computers extensively throughout my career since working as a professional computer programmer before and during medical school.  As a researcher and classroom teacher, I developed my own preferences for favorite software, most of which is open-source and in the public domain.

Non-professional interests

Retirement goals

   In a manner of speaking, I spend time on the BEACH, by which I mean two things for each letter in "BEACH":

Contact information


    Regular mail: 116 NW 60th Street, Seattle, WA 98107

    I no longer have an office on the UW campus.

Last updated: 2015-11-04