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
other departments and institutes.
for AIDS and STD Research (CFAR) (UW & FHCRC)
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
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
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.
- Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC) is a medical research institution dedicated to eliminating cancer and related diseases as caused of death and suffering. Each of the Center’s four divisions, Basic Sciences, Human Biology, Clinical Research 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 Research 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. The investigators and projects within
the Program also provide rich training opportunities for
MPH, MS and PhD students enrolled in the Epidemiology Department
at the University of Washington.
||Kathi Malone, PhD (Program Head)
||Paraveen Bhatti, PhD
||Chu Chen, PhD
||Scott Davis, PhD
||Margaret M. Madeleine, PhD
||Anne McTiernan MD, PhD
||Beth Mueller, DrPH
||Thomas Vaughan, MD
- Center for Clinical
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
Group Health based in Seattle, is a consumer-governed, nonprofit health care system. Begun in 1947, Group Health today provides coverage and care for almost 540,000 people in Washington and Idaho. Dr. Jackson's research interests focus on the epidemiology of infectious diseases. Principal areas of interest include the association between C. pneumoniae and atherosclerotic disease and vaccine related research. The later category includes evaluations of vaccine safety, vaccine efficacy and the epidemiology of vaccine preventable diseases.
Faculty: Lisa Jackson, MD, MPH
- Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center
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.
- Human Papillomaviruses (HPV) Research Group
The Human Papillomaviruses (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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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).
- 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:
May 8, 2014