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The Department of Health Services prepares future health practitioners, managers, and researchers to conduct the unfinished work of improving the well-being of communities in the United States and throughout the world.


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photo: PhD Alum Dr. Sarah Knerr Researching Ethnic Variation in Obesity Causation Beliefs

Dr. Sarah Knerr Researching Ethnic Variation in Obesity Beliefs

New research by Health Services PhD alumna Dr. Sarah Knerr​ and other UW SPH researchers suggests that Hispanic women are less likely to believe that genetics is a trigger for the chronic disease – largely due to cultural variation in health beliefs.   read more...

photo: Health Services Welcomes Latino Center for Health

Health Services Welcomes Latino Center for Health

The University of Washington’s Latino Center for Health has moved to the Department of Health Services within the School of Public Health. It is the first research center in the state that focuses exclusively on issues of Latino health, and is a natural fit for the department, with researchers examining how to increase cancer screening and prevention among Latino populations, how to improve the mental health of Latina immigrant women, and how to improve the health of Latinos in rural areas.   read more...

photo: Dr. India Ornelas Awarded $3 Million R01 to Study Mental Health Disparities in Mexican Immigrant Women

Dr. India Ornelas Awarded $3 Million R01 for Latina Health Disparities

Congratulations to Health Services professor Dr. India Ornelas on being awarded an NIH R01 award for her project "Amigas Latinas Motivando el Alma (ALMA): A Randomized Control Trial of an Intervention to Reduce Mental Health Disparities in Mexican Immigrant Women."   read more...