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New Study to Assess STI Testing and Treatment Strategies for Young Women in South Africa

UW EPI NEWS, Thursday, February 25, 2021

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Epi Before Sunrise: Master’s Student Shengruo Zhang Attends Class from Jinzhou City, China

UW EPI NEWS, Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Shengruo Zhang began her Master’s of Science in epidemiology at the University of Washington (UW) in September 2020. While attending the UW has been a goal for Shengruo since she was studying international economics and trade as an undergraduate at Liaoning University, she could not have foreseen taking her first few quarters of epidemiology graduate courses between two and four in the morning from her hometown of Jinzhou City, China. 

Cassie Atkinson-Edwards Joins UW Epi as Manager of Special Projects

UW Epi News, Thursday, February 18, 2021

The University of Washington (UW) Department of Epidemiology is excited to welcome Cassie Atkinson-Edwards to the team as Manager of Special Projects. Cassie will provide broad-based project management oversight across numerous department initiatives and priorities, in addition to serving as the lead for department events and implementing comprehensive community building activities. 

Precarious Employment Trends Indicate Increases in Income Inequality and Health Disparities

UW EPI NEWS, Thursday, January 28, 2021

Quality of work is increasingly recognized as a social determinant of health. In the United States, the number of high-quality, full-time jobs with sufficient salaries and benefits has declined over the last 40 years, whereas the number of low-quality, insecure jobs, also known as precarious employment (PE) has increased.

Risk Factors for Child Death During an Intimate Partner Homicide

HIPRC, Thursday, January 28, 2021

A new study by the Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center (HIPRC) examined risk factors for child fatality during intimate partner homicides (IPH).

The WAFOOD survey receives support from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation


Among the several non-profit organizations and programs receiving recent emergency funding from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, the University of Washington Foundation has received a gift in support of the WAFOOD food insecurity survey.

Dornell Pete: Preventing cancer among Navajo People with support from an NCI award

UW EPI NEWS, Tuesday, January 19, 2021

In September 2020, Dornell Pete, doctoral student in epidemiology at the University of Washington (UW), received the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award (F99/K00) from the National Institute of Health (NIH). This grant will support Dornell’s dissertation research, assessing gastric cancer risk factors for American Indian adults; and her aspired cancer-focused postdoctoral research, continuing to work with her community and fellow members of the Navajo tribe.

New Study Looks At Relationship Between State Earned Income Tax Credits And Suicidal Behavior

HIPRC, Friday, January 15, 2021

Over the past two decades, suicide rate has increased in the United States by 36 percent. It’s also increasingly become one of the most common causes of death in the United States, with a disproportionate increase in rates found among low-income individuals.

Focus of inaugural Injury Prevention Day: Deter suicide

UW Medicine , Monday, November 16, 2020

Bodily injuries remain the leading cause of death and suffering among U.S. children and teens. Each day, 20 children die from preventable injuries—more than all diseases combined. In parallel, the nation’s second leading cause of death among people ages 10 to 24 is suicide.

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.