December 6, 2023

Sherry Wu (MPH ’23) Awarded APHA’s Masters Student Research Award in Aging and Public Health

Kenzie Lock

Sherry Wu, Research Coordinator within the University of Washington Health Promotion Research Center (UW HPRC) and alum of the Community-Oriented Public Health Program (COPHP) within the School of Public Health, has been awarded the 2023 Masters Student Research Award in Aging and Public Health by the American Public Health Association (APHA). This award “honors outstanding students for exceptional research” which “highlights aging issues and takes positive action in support of older adults.” The committee noted that her research was a “very strong submission that [stood] out above the rest.” 

Inspired by her maternal grandparents, Wu originally pursued a career in social work. Working in Vancouver B.C., Wu witnessed how marginalized communities, like older adults, were often forgotten in COVID-19 pandemic efforts. This experience pushed Wu to pursue an MPH degree in order to make changes on an institutional and policy level.  

Learn more about Wu’s project and award in the full interview at the link below.


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