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 Turner (she/her), MD, MPH, MLIS

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

The Team

Students

Erica Chavez Santos (she/her), PhD student (Health Services)
HPRC Doctoral Research Assistant, Multiple Research Areas

Caroline LaPlant (she/her), MHA student (School of Public Health)
HPRC Graduate Research Assistant, Cancer Prevention & Control

Yaniv Rait (he/him), BA, MPH student (Health Services)
HPRC Graduate Research Assistant, Cancer Prevention & Control

Taylor Rapson (she/her), MPH, PhD student (Health Services)
HPRC Doctoral Research Assistant, Cancer Prevention & Control

Evalynn Fae Taganna Romano (she/her), MPH student (Global Health), MSW student
HPRC Graduate Research Assistant, PATHSS Study

Katie Spears (she/her), MPH student (Health Services)
HPRC Thesis Student, Older Adult Health Promotion

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

Staff

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

Susan Botarelli (she/her), ARNP, FNP-BC, MPH-c, MPH student
HPRC Research Coordinator, Hypertension Projects

Erica Bourget (she/her), MPH
HPRC Research Coordinator, Multiple Research Areas

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

Sarah Hohl (she/her), PhD
HPRC Postdoctoral Scholar, Cancer Prevention & Control

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

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

Alyssa Reed (she/her), MPH
HPRC Research Coordinator, Cancer Prevention & Control

Rachel Anne Seymour (she/her), BA
Communications Specialist in UW Health Services

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