Global WACh

Qualitative Works in Progress

The Qualitative Works in Progress (QWIP) Working Group, directed by Dr. Kristin Beima-Sofie, includes junior faculty, fellows, and graduate students with an interest in qualitative research related to the health of women, adolescents, and children globally (with a strong focus on projects related to HIV), who come together to collaboratively learn and share knowledge about the practical aspects of conducting qualitative data collection and analysis. The group is open to all skill and interest levels, from those just beginning to become familiar with qualitative research to those with years of experience. Members typically work through their own projects, whatever stage they are in, to apply practical skills learned during meetings. In addition to gaining practical skills, members benefit from connecting and building a network of peers at the UW who are also working on qualitative research projects in health, who are available for support and collaboration.

The group meets every other week, for ~2 hours, and includes the option of meeting in person or remotely. Meetings include both large and small group discussions, presentations, informal discussions, manuscript draft reviews, software tutorials, and journal clubs. The specific content covered varies each year, and is based on topics of interest identified by those attending. We aim to endorse an anti-racist and decolonizing approach to research and hope to provide a supportive environment for BIPOC members and members of other underrepresented groups.

We ask members to commit to one year of semi-regular attendance, presenting their work or a topic of interest at least once, and engaging with others presenting their work in supportive ways throughout the year. To express your interest in joining the Qualitative Works in Progress Working Group, please contact Dr. Beima-Sofie at

Group Lead

Kristin Beima-Sofie
Core Faculty
HIV and Co-Infections Through the Lifecycle Scientific Priority Area