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Wendy Barrington

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Health Services
Assistant Professor, Psychosocial and Community Health (primary appt.)
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Epidemiology


PhD   University of Washington, 2012   (Epidemiology)
MPH   University of New Mexico, 2005   (Epidemiology)
BS   Stanford University, 1997   (Earth Systems)

Contact Info


1959 NE Pacific St.
Seattle, WA 98195

campus box:   357263
voice:   206-616-6298

Social determinants and health disparities; obesity and cancer prevention; community-based participatory research (CBPR)

Chlebowski RT, Luo J, Anderson GL, Barrington W, Reding K, Simon MS, Manson JE, Rohan TE, Wactawski-Wende J, Lane D, Strickler H, Mosaver-Rahmani Y, Freudenheim JL, Saquib N, Stefanick ML. Weight loss and breast cancer incidence in postmenopausal women. Cancer. 2018 Oct 8. doi: 10.1002/cncr.31687. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 30294816

Brasky TM, Kabat GC, Ho GYF, Thomson CA, Nicholson WK, Barrington WE, Bittoni MA, Wassertheil-Smoller S, Rohan TE. C-reactive protein concentration and risk of selected obesity-related cancers in the Women's Health Initiative. Cancer Causes Control. 2018 Sep;29(9):855-862. doi: 10.1007/s10552-018-1061-9. Epub 2018 Jul 25.  PMID: 30046933

Plascak JJ, Hohl B, Barrington WE, Beresford SA. Perceived neighborhood disorder, racial-ethnic discrimination and leading risk factors for chronic disease among women: California Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2013. SSM Popul Health. 2018 Jul 10;5:227-238. doi: 10.1016/j.ssmph.2018.07.001. eCollection 2018 Aug.  PMID: 30094318    PMCID: PMC6077127
PubMed Central

Barrington WE, Beresford SAA. Applying Multiple Statistical Methods to Derive an Index of Dietary Behaviors Most Related to Obesity. Am J Epidemiol. 2018 Mar 12. doi: 10.1093/aje/kwx370. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 29538668    PMCID: PMC6030970
PubMed Central

Kabat GC, Kim MY, Lane DS, Zaslavsky O, Ho GYF, Luo J, Nicholson WK, Chlebowski RT, Barrington WE, Vitolins MZ, Lin X, Liu S, Rohan TE. Serum glucose and insulin and risk of cancers of the breast, endometrium, and ovary in postmenopausal women. Eur J Cancer Prev. 2018 May;27(3):261-268. doi: 10.1097/CEJ.0000000000000435.  PMID: 29438162

Colorectal Cancer Control Program (CRCCP) Grantee Survey
National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD)
PI:   Hannon           Dates:    9/30/2017 - 9/29/2018

DOH Healthlinks and BCC
Washington State Department of Health (DOH)
PI:   Hannon           Dates:    6/30/2017 - 6/29/2022