Malaika Schwartz, MPH
Research Scientist

Phone: (206) 685-1990

Biographical Profile

Malaika Schwartz is a research scientist for the University of Washington (UW) Department of Family Medicine (DFM). She received her MPH in Epidemiology in 2014 from the UW with a thesis on the association between suicidality and risky sexual behavior. Malaika was a 2012 Fogarty Fellow in Peru, researching the role of pharmacies in expanding health surveillance, and has worked with the Public Health - Seattle & King County (PHSKC) Emergency Preparedness Department, the Social Development Research Group (SDRG), the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Federal Interagency Traumatic Brain Injury Research (FITBIR) informatics system, and the Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center (HIPRC). Her research interests include behavioral health interventions and education, with a focus on mental health, alcohol and drug abuse, and adolescent health. She is an avid traveler in Central and South America and founder of a weekly visual and creative arts group.

Research Interests & Roles

Behavioral health interventions and education
Mental health and alcohol and drug abuse
Adolescent health

Education & Training



Degree or Credential



University of Washington MPH Epidemiology 2013
Brandeis University BA Health: Science, Society, and Policy 2009

Published Articles





How 2 txt: an exploration of crafting public health messages in SMS. Revere D, Schwartz MR, Baseman J BMC Res Notes 2014
Variation in the association between colorectal cancer susceptibility loci and colorectal polyps by polyp type. Burnett-Hartman AN, Newcomb PA, Hutter CM, Peters U, Passarelli MN, Schwartz MR, Upton MP, Zhu LC, Potter JD, Makar KW Am. J. Epidemiol. 2014