School of Public Health

Partner Institutions

Faculty in the Department of Epidemiology conduct their research in partnerships with many other oustanding research entities in the Puget Sound region.

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC)

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. 

Epidemiology Program
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. 

Faculty: 
Kathi Malone, PhD (Program Head), Parveen Bhatti, PhDScott Davis, PhDVictoria Holt, PhDChris Li, MDMargaret M. Madeleine, PhD, Anne McTiernan MD, PhDBeth Mueller, DrPHAmanda Phipps, PhDMary Ann Rossing, PhDStephen Schwartz, PhDJanet Stanford, PhDThomas Vaughan, MDNoel 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. 

Faculty: 
Polly A. Newcomb, PhD (Head), Shirley Beresford, PhDMario Kratz, PhDJohanna Lampe, PhDAnne McTiernan, MDEmily White, PhDAlexander Reiner, MD

Group Health Research Institute (GHRI)

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. 

Faculty: 
Lisa Jackson, MD, MPH, Susan Heckbert, MD, Nicholas Smith, PhD, Rachel Winer, PhD, MPH

Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center (HIPRC) 

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. 

Faculty: 
Mary Kernic, PhDVictoria Holt, PhDBeth Mueller, DPHMelissa Schiff, MD, MPHAli Rowhani-Rahbar, MD, PhD

 

Northwest Center for Public Health Practice

The Northwest Center for Public Health Practice is dedicated to providing a link between public health practitioners and the academic community. 

Faculty: 
Janet Basemen, PhD, MPHVictoria L. Holt, PhD

Snohomish Health District

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.

Faculty: 
Gary Goldbaum, MD

Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center (ERIC) 

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. 

Faculty: 
Nicholas Smith, PhD (Director), Jack Goldberg, PhDAlyson Littman, PhDGayle E. Reiber, PhD

 

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.