Faculty in the Department of Epidemiology conduct their research in partnerships with many other oustanding research entities in the Puget Sound region.
The Center for AIDS and STD Research (CFAR), established in July, 1989, provides patient care, research, training and education, and international technical assistance for HIV/AIDS and STD. The Center is administered by the UW in collaboration with several other institutions throughout the Pacific Northwest and in several other countries.
The Cardiovascular Health Research Unit (CHRU) is a joint program of the University of Washington and Group Health (GH). This research program seeks to further the development and application of knowledge related to the prevention of cardiovascular diseases.
The mission of the Center is to advance and promote public health practice to improve nutrition and reduce obesity.
The mission of the Center for Obesity Research (UW-COR) is to foster research that integrates the biomedical, public health, and policy aspects of the obesity epidemic. Work is conducted to create interdisciplinary research teams and cross-agency collaborations to leverage the strengths, concepts, and skills of multiple areas of expertise in order to pursue innovative systems-level strategies for obesity prevention.
The Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Diagnostic & Prevention Network is dedicated to the screening, diagnosis and prevention of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS). They have developed a comprehensive method for diagnosing the full spectrum of disorders associated with fetal alcohol exposure and has developed a computerized FAS facial photographic screening tool.
Susan Astley, PhD
The FHCRC is a medical research institution dedicated to eliminating cancer and related diseases as caused of death and suffering. Each of the Center’s five divisions, Basic Sciences, Human Biology, Clinical Research, Vaccine and Infectious Diseases, and Public Health Sciences, are world leaders and have many seminal contributions to their credit. They are also heavily involved in collaborations with the community. They partner with health-care organizations around the region to promote participation in clinical and prevention trials, which are essential to developing better ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer. The Epidemiology and Cancer Prevention Programs of the Public Health Sciences Division provide rich training opportunities for MPH, MS and PhD students enrolled in the UW Department of Epidemiology.
The major goals of the Program in Epidemiology are to identify causes of human cancer, develop effective prevention strategies and improve our understanding of the basic mechanisms that lead to cancer.
Kathi Malone, PhD (Program Head), Parveen Bhatti, PhD, Scott Davis, PhD, Victoria Holt, PhD, Chris Li, MD, Margaret M. Madeleine, PhD, Anne McTiernan MD, PhD, Beth Mueller, DrPH, Amanda Phipps, PhD, Mary Ann Rossing, PhD, Stephen Schwartz, PhD, Janet Stanford, PhD, Thomas Vaughan, MD, Noel Weiss, MD
Cancer Prevention Program
The Cancer Prevention Research Program was built on the assumptions that changing lifestyle or environment during childhood and/or adult life can lower cancer incidence, that health behavior can be permanently changed, and that broad changes in cancer-related health behaviors can be made and maintained at the community level.
Group Health based in Seattle, is a consumer-governed, nonprofit managed health care system. Begun in 1947, Group Health today provides coverage and care for almost 540,000 people in Washington and Idaho. GHRI is the research arm of Group Health, and is an international leader in research focused on health care and policy, patient centered outcomes, pharmacoepidemiology, vaccine safety, cardiovascular health, cancer and other health conditions.
Lisa Jackson, MD, MPH
Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center (HIPRC) is one of the premier institutions researching how and why people suffer injuries and what can be done to prevent them.
The (HPV) Research Group is comprised of a variety of researchers from several institutions in Western Washington and Senegal, Africa that include the University of Washington, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and the University of Dakar.
The ICRC is composed of a committed group of individuals, working across several continents, to conduct rigorous and sound research studies to answer the critical scientific questions of our time. Established in September 2007, it provides the essential framework and coordination to streamline the implementation of multi-center international infectious disease prevention trials. The ICRC is within the University of Washington, Department of Global Health.
Jared Baeten, MD, PhD
The Northwest Center for Public Health Practice is dedicated to providing a link between public health practitioners and the academic community.
Snohomish Health District is the local public health agency for Snohomish County. They have 226 public health professionals that work for a safer and healthier community through essential programs and services.
Gary Goldbaum, MD
The Seattle ERIC is a collaboration between the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Puget Sound Health Care System and the University of Washington. The Center's overall mission is to improve the health and health care of veterans by promoting the principles and practice of state-of-the-art epidemiologic research within the VA.
The Virology Research Clinic was established 33 years ago to conduct research on viral sexually transmitted infections and is a world-renowned leader in herpes research. Their mission is to investigate the epidemiology and natural history of herpes simplex virus (HSV), and to evaluate new therapies and vaccines for HSV. Currently, our special areas of interest are prevention of HSV transmission, HSV vaccines and the interactions between HSV and HIV.
Anna Wald, MD, MPH (Director)
Our faculty also work closely with local and state governmental agencies, such as Public Health - Seattle & King County, Washington State Department of Health and the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries.