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The Department of Health Systems and Population Health 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: Sweetened beverage tax study

Study finds net economic benefits from sweetened beverage taxes

A study co-led by HSPop clinical professor Jim Krieger has shown that sweetened beverage tax policies are more economically equitable for lower-income populations, because the money raised by these taxes goes toward programs that benefit these communities.   read more...

photo: Dettmar named Outstanding Staff

Outstanding Staff: Nikki Dettmar

Congratulations to Nikki Dettmar, Continuing Education Coordinator for the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice, who on May 26th received the UW School of Public Health's Award of Excellence for 2022 Outstanding HSPop Staff Member.   read more...

photo: Staff profile: Wade Angeli

Staff profile: Wade Angeli

Wade Angeli joined HSPop in February 2021 as Marketing and Student Recruitment Specialist for the Online MPH program. He talked with us about his background and how he sees his role in our department.   read more...

photo: Hellen Mwithiga, HSPop Manager of Staff and Student HR

Hellen Mwithiga promoted to Manager of Staff and Student HR

Hellen Mwithiga, who has been working as an HSPop HR Associate, has been promoted to Manager of Staff and Student Human Resources. Please enjoy this story about the foundation she founded in Kenya in 2012, and how its reach continues to expand.   read more...

photo: Evaluating a Free Meal Program for U.S. Schools

Evaluating a free meal program for U.S. schools

A new NIH-funded study led by HSPop associate professor Jessica Jones-Smith seeks to understand effects of a national U.S. policy that allows school districts to provide free meals for all children in a school, regardless of household income.   read more...