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The UW School of Nursing has a national and international reputation for excellence. An unusually fertile environment for nursing research guides and shapes its baccalaureate and graduate educational programs. It also builds practice that emphasizes leadership skills for the health care needs of a multicultural world.


Box 357260
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: 206-543-8736

This faculty member is currently not active with the UW School of Nursing.
Randal D. Beaton, PhD
Research Professor Emeritus
Research Adjunct Professor in the Department of Health Services in the School of Public Health & Community Medicine
Psychosocial & Community Health
Box 357263
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-7263

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Dr. Beaton has led a program of research focused on the causes and effects of traumatic and occupational stress in firefighters, paramedics and other First Responders. He has also developed and evaluated the benefits of organizational interventions designed to prevent or deter the harmful effects of stress for Fire Departments with funding from NIOSH and FEMA. More recently Dr. Beaton's research efforts have focused on the psychosocial parameters of disasters, disaster behavioral health & disaster preparedness. Dr. Beaton is particularly interested in the adverse impacts of disasters on vulnerable populations including children. Dr. Beaton is currently the Co-Director of the Disaster Nursing Emergency Preparedness and Response Graduate Certificate Program offered by the University of Washington. Dr. Beaton has served as a consultant to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Associated Schools of Public Health, the Washington State Department of Health, the National Transportation Safety Board & the International Association of Fire Fighters. Dr. Beaton currently serves on the editorial board of the International Journal of Stress Management and serves as an Associate Editor for the International Journal of Traumatology. Dr. Beaton is also a licensed clinical psychologist and a volunteer Emergency Medical Technician.

The following links highlight some of Dr. Beaton's recent research, teaching and community training exemplars:

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