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Partner Institutions and Centers in the Seattle Area

The research in the Department of Epidemiology is highly enhanced by our partnerships with other excellent research organizations in the Puget Sound region. Some of our faculty are involved in Interdisciplinary research projects with other departments and institutes.

  • Center for AIDS and STD Research (CFAR) (UW & FHCRC)
    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.
  • Cardiovascular Health Research Unit
    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.
  • Center for Clinical and Epidemiological Research (CCER)
    at the University of Washington is an interdisciplinary group of researchers and clinicians who are devoted to understanding and promoting quality healthcare in underserved populations. CCER's research programs are varied and inclusive, focusing on diverse populations as well as innovative research strategies. The CCER is now under the Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health.
  • Center for Obesity Research (UW-COR)
    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.
  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Diagnostic & Prevention Network (FAS)
    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.
  • International Clinical Research Center (ICRC)
    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. The International Clinical Research Center (ICRC) was established in September 2007 to provide 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.

    Faculty: Connie Celum, MD, MPH (Director)
      Jared Baeten, MD, PhD
  • National Alzheimer's Coordinating Center (NACC)
    The National Alzheimer's Coordinating Center (NACC) was established by the National Institute on Aging in 1999 to facilitate collaborative research among the 29 NIA-funded Alzheimer's Disease Centers (ADCs) nationwide. NACC developed and maintains a large relational database of standardized clinical and neuropathological research data collected from each ADC, and this database provides a valuable resource for both exploratory and explanatory Alzheimer's disease research.

    Faculty: Bud Kukull, PhD (Director)
      Steve Hawes, PhD
      Charlie Mock, MD
    Manager Maggie Dean
  • Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center (ERIC)
    The Seattle ERIC is a collaboration between the 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 Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

  • Faculty: Nicholas Smith, PhD (Director)
      Edward J. Boyko, MD, MPH,
      Jack Goldberg, PhD,
      Alyson Littman, PhD
      Gayle E. Reiber, PhD

  • Virology Research Clinic
    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.

Our faculty also work closely with local and state governmental agencies, such as the Public Health - Seattle & King County, Washington State Department of Health and the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries.

Other agencies and centers that our faculty collaborate with are:


Updated on May 8, 2014