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UW Department of Epidemiology Eliminates GRE Requirement in Graduate Program Admissions

UW EPI NEWS, Monday, September 21, 2020

The University of Washington Department of Epidemiology (UW Epi) has permanently eliminated the GRE requirement for applicants to its Masters of Public Health, Masters of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy programs. 

Largest Analysis of Lethal Means Assessments Outlines Opportunities for Suicide Prevention and Safety Planning

UW EPI NEWS, Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. Lethal means safety, in which providers assess patients’ access to harmful means such as medications and firearms, has the potential to save lives as a critical component in suicide prevention. A new study published in Archives of Suicide Research provides important insights into individual-level uptake of lethal means assessment.

Caitlin Moe, a Thomas Francis Jr. Global Health Fellow, to study violence in Colombia

UW Epi News, Friday, July 10, 2020

Caitlin Moe, a doctoral student in the Department of Epidemiology, has been awarded the Thomas Francis Jr. Global Health Fellowship to support her fieldwork in Colombia for her dissertation.

UW Epi Members Outline Steps for Inclusivity in Epidemiology

UW EPI NEWS, Monday, July 6, 2020

Members of the University of Washington (UW) Department of Epidemiology have published a letter to the editors of the American Journal of Epidemiology (AJE) outlining steps for the Society for Epidemiologic Research (SER) to cultivate greater inclusivity in SER and in epidemiologic research.

UW study describes the use of extreme risk protection order laws in Washington

UW Epi News, Monday, June 29, 2020

Researchers at University of Washington’s Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center (HIPRC) and the Department of Epidemiology have conducted the first state-wide study of extreme risk protection orders (ERPO) in Washington State since the law’s implementation in late 2016. The study’s findings were published on June 29, in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Noel Weiss on Mentorship, Music, and Epi Methods

UW EPI NEWS, Thursday, June 25, 2020

Ahead of his transition to emeritus status on June 30, 2020, we sat down with Professor Noel Weiss to learn about the studies he’s led, the courses he’s shaped, and the methodological contributions he’s made, which have made an immeasurable impact on the Department of Epidemiology and School of Public Health (SPH), the UW, and the field of epidemiology.

Epi faculty, students, and staff recognized at 2020 SPH Awards of Excellence

UW Epi News, Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Each year, the SPH Awards of Excellence recognize exemplary staff, faculty and students for their dedication, service, and many contributions to our community. This year, students and faculty from our department were awarded some of the top honors in the school, includeing the Gilbert S. Omenn Award for Academic Excellence and the Distinguished Faculty Member for Teaching. Below is a summary of award recipients from our department.

Meet the UW Epi graduates of 2020

UW Epi News, Wednesday, June 10, 2020

The Department of Epidemiology is proud to present the class of 2020 epidemiology graduates! We are proud of every individual for achieving this milestone in their academic career and wish them the best for the next chapter in their public health work. Please join us in celebrating the next wave of public health epidemiologists to their post-graduate careers!

Students present at 39th Annual EPI 514 Super Epi Results Meeting

UW Epi News, Tuesday, June 2, 2020

For nearly forty years, the students enrolled in EPI 514 Application Of Epidemiologic Methods present their final projects to the Department of Epidemiology at the end of the Spring Quarter during the Super Epi 514 Results (SER) Meeting. EPI 514 gives graduate students in epidemiology the opportunity to gain “hands-on” experience analyzing data to answer a specific research question. 

See project abstracts

Claire Rothschild receives predoctoral fellowship to improve family planning in Kenya

UW Epi News, Wednesday, May 20, 2020

The Department of Epidemiology congratulates Claire Rothschild for receiving an F31 predoctoral fellowship from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. The $89,000 predoctoral research award will support her dissertation research on using mobile technology to improve family planning data and outcomes in Kenya, under the mentorship of Dr. Alison Drake, an adjunct assistant professor in Epi.