Health Promotion Research Center

Our team is comprised of staff, faculty, and students from the University of Washington. The UW Health Promotion Research Center (UW HPRC) has mentored hundreds of students over more than 30 years of community-based health promotion research. We are honored to have students support and progress the work of UW HPRC.

Leadership

Director: Peggy Hannon (she/her), PhD, MPH

Associate Director: Anne M. Turner (she/her), MD, MPH, MLIS

Deputy Director: Leah Westra (she/her), MPH

The Team

Students

Najma Abdi (she/her), BA student (Public Health-Global Health)
Student Assistant, Partnership for Vaccine Confidence Project

Luis Aceves (he/him/él/su), MPH student (Health Systems and Population Health)
HPRC Graduate Research Assistant, ReOpening Schools Safely and Educating Youth Project

Juliana Ayala-Flores (she/her), M.Ed student (College of Education)
HPRC Graduate Research Assistant, ReOpening Schools Safely and Educating Youth Project

Bruce Bello (he/him), MPH student (Epidemiology)
HPRC Research Assistant, Partnership for Vaccine Confidence Project

Brittany Bevis (she/her), MPH student (Health Systems and Population Health)
HPRC Graduate Research Assistant, ReOpening Schools Safely and Educating Youth Project

Kelly Chadwick (she/her), MPH student (Health Systems and Population Health)
HPRC Practicum Student, Older Adult Health Promotion

Erica Chavez Santos (she/her/ella/they/them), PhD student (Health Systems and Population Health)
HPRC Doctoral Research Assistant, Multiple Research Areas

Jennifer Ci (she/her), MS student (School of Public Health)
HPRC Graduate Research Assistant, ReOpening Schools Safely and Educating Youth Project

Renne Codsi (she/her), PhD student (Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences)
HPRC Graduate Research Assistant, Older Adult Health Promotion

Miriam Flores (she/her/ella), MPH student (Epidemiology)
HPRC Graduate Research Assistant, Partnership for Vaccine Confidence Project

Juan Gudino (he/him), PhD student (Health Systems and Population Health)
HPRC Graduate Research Assistant, Partnership for Vaccine Confidence Project

Yenny Guzman (she/her), MPH student (Health Systems and Population Health)
HPRC Graduate Research Assistant, ReOpening Schools Safely and Educating Youth Project

Olivia Hicks (she/her), BA student (College of Education; Department of Cinema and Media Studies)
HPRC Research Assistant, Partnership for Vaccine Confidence Project

Sheharbano Jafry (she/her) BS student (Biochemistry)
Student Volunteer, Partnership for Vaccine Confidence Project

Snowy Johnson (she/her), MPH student (Health Systems and Population Health)
HPRC Graduate Research Assistant, Older Adult Health Promotion

Maria Navarro (she/her/ella) BS student (Public Health-Global Health)
HPRC Student Assistant, Partnership for Vaccine Confidence Project

Yaniv Rait (he/him), MPH student (Health Systems and Population Health)
HPRC Graduate Research Assistant, Cancer Prevention & Control

Taylor Rapson (she/her), PhD student (Health Systems and Population Health)
HPRC Doctoral Research Assistant, Cancer Prevention & Control

Magali Sanchez (she/her/ella), MPH student (Epidemiology)
HPRC Graduate Research Assistant, Hypertension Projects

Lina Truong (she/her), MPH student (Health Systems and Population Health)
HPRC Graduate Research Assistant, Multiple Research Areas

Anjali Vasavada (she/her), MPH student (Epidemiology)
HPRC Graduate Research Assistant, Cancer Prevention & Control

Lia Villaruz (she/her), BS student (Public Health-Global Health)
HPRC Undergraduate Research Assistant, Partnership for Vaccine Confidence Project

Sherry Wu (she/her), MPH student (Health Systems and Population Health)
HPRC Graduate Research Assistant, Older Adult Health Promotion

Staff

Mary Grace Asirot (she/her), MPH
HPRC Research Coordinator, Older Adult Health Promotion

Sonia Bishop (she/her), BS
HPRC Research Scientist, ReOpening Schools Safely and Educating Youth Project

Erica Bourget (she/her), MPH
HPRC Research Coordinator, Hypertension Projects

Miriana Duran (she/her), MD, MPH
Research Coordinator, Partnership for Vaccine Confidence Project

Cinthya Garcia (she/her), BA
HPRC Research Coordinator, Multiple Research Areas

Kristen Hammerback (she/her), MA
HPRC Research Scientist, Workplace Wellness

KeliAnne Hara-Hubbard (she/her) MPH
Research Coordinator, Partnership for Vaccine Confidence Project

Sarah Hohl (she/her), PhD
HPRC Research Scientist, Multiple Research Areas

James Kelley (he/him), BS
HPRC Research Coordinator, Older Adult Health Promotion

Marlana Kohn (she/her), MPH
HPRC Research Scientist, Multiple Research Areas

Caitlin Mayotte (she/her), MS
HPRC Research Coordinator, Multiple Research Areas

Manal Masud (she/her), MPH
HPRC Research Coordinator, Cancer Prevention & Control

Amanda Parrish (she/her), MA
HPRC Research Scientist, Older Adult Health Promotion

Evalynn Romano (she/her), MPH, MSW
Research Coordinator, Multiple Research Areas

Rachel Anne Seymour (she/her), BA
Communications Specialist for the UW Department of Health Systems and Population Health

Sarah Stayman, (she/her), MPH
Patient Navigator, Cancer Prevention & Control

Lesley Steinman (she/her), MPH, MSW
HPRC Research Scientist, Older Adult Health Promotion

Michelle Strait (she/her), MPH, MSW
HPRC Research Coordinator, Workplace Wellness

Jean Taylor (she/her), PhD
HPRC Research Scientist, Older Adult Health Promotion

Thuy Vu (she/her), MPH
HPRC Research Scientist, Cancer Prevention & Control

Yaël Yanich (she/her), BA
HPRC Administrative Coordinator

Faculty

Barbara Baquero (she/her/ella), PhD, MPH
HPRC Investigator, Multiple Research Areas

Basia Belza (she/her), PhD, RN, FAAN
HPRC Investigator, Multiple Research Areas

Jeff Harris (he/him), MD, MPH, MBA
HPRC Investigator, Multiple Research Areas

Christine Kava (she/her), MA, PhD
HPRC Investigator, Workplace Wellness

Sarah Knerr (she/her), PhD, MPH
HPRC Investigator, Cancer Prevention & Control

Linda Ko (she/her), PhD, MPH
HPRC Investigator, Cancer Prevention & Control

Brian Leroux (he/him), PhD
HPRC Biostatistician, Multiple Research Areas

Miruna Petrescu-Prahova (she/her), PhD
HPRC Investigator, Multiple Research Areas

Mark Snowden (he/him), MD, MPH
HPRC Investigator, Multiple Research Areas

Steven Zeliadt (he/him), PhD
HPRC Investigator, Multiple Research Areas

Affiliate Investigators

Jared Baeten, MD, PhD

Laura-Mae Baldwin, MD, MPH

Scott Barnhart, MD, PhD

Wendy Barrington, PhD, MPH

Rachel Ceballos, PhD

Gary Chan, PhD

Norma Coe, PhD

Allison Cole, MD, MS

Gloria Coronado, PhD

Paige Denison

Annette Fitzpatrick, PhD

Robert Fraser, MD, PhD

Shelly Gray, PharmD, MS

Bev Green, MD, MPH

Amy Hagopian, PhD, MHA

Donna Johnson, PhD, MS

Erica Johnson, PhD, CRC

Aaron Katz, CPH

Larry Kessler, ScD

Emily Kroshus, ScD, MPH

Sharon Laing, PhD, MS

Jairam Lingappa, MD, PhD

James LoGerfo, MD, MPH

Rebecca Logsdon, PhD

Gillian Marshall, PhD, MSW

Patti Matsuda, PT, DPT, PhD

Hendrika Meischke, PhD, MPH

Christina Miyawaki, PhD, MSW

Jodi Olson, MPH

India Ornelas, PhD, MPH

Elizabeth Phelan, MD, MS

Joanne Pike, DrPH

Dori Rosenberg, PhD, MPH

Sarah Ross-Viles, MPH

Vicky Taylor, MD, MPH

Anne Vernez-Moudon, Dr. es Sc.

Rachel Winer, PhD, MPH