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Epi Stories

Amanda Phipps named Associate Chair of Epidemiology Department

UW Epi News, Thursday, October 10, 2019

Associate Professor Amanda Phipps, Ph.D., MPH, has been named the new Associate Chair of the Department of Epidemiology, effective on October 1, 2019. 

Angie Marie Buck reflects on 20 years in Epi Department

UW Epi News, Monday, September 30, 2019

Over the last 20 years, Angie Marie Buck has seen a lot of change in the Department of Epidemiology. As the department’s Academic Human Resources (HR) and the Executive Assistant to the Chair since 1999, Angie has worked with five department chairs, seen students graduate and faculty go through the career progression from assistant to full professors.

Epi Department Visit to New Population Health Facility

UW Epi News, Tuesday, August 20, 2019

“What a view!” was the resounding consensus earlier this week as a group of faculty and staff from the Department of Epidemiology caught their first glimpse of the Space Needle and Portage Bay from the eighth floor of the new Population Health Facility, which will be a new home for the department starting in the fall of 2020.

Christina Kaululani Sun: Championing health, human security, and data access

UW Epi News, Friday, August 16, 2019

How can we empower Indigenous and minority communities to collect, use, and communicate the results of their own data to improve health outcomes? As a Native Hawaiian with mixed Cou ancestry, Christina Kaululani Sun has been reflecting on this question for many years. Her pursuit of the answer has led her to an academic career at the intersection of epidemiology, data science, and climate justice.

Jonathan Mayer: Epidemiologic creativity in the interdisciplinary

UW Epi News, Monday, August 5, 2019

When Jonathan Mayer first heard the words “medical geography”, he felt as though a light bulb had just been turned on. Mayer, in his early years of graduate school, had been mostly uninspired by his geography doctoral studies, but when he learned the term, he knew “this was it.”

Maayan Simckes Named Finalist for Graduate School Medal

UW Epi News, Monday, July 22, 2019

Maayan Simckes, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Epidemiology, was named a finalist for the Graduate School Medal Award for her interdisciplinary work at the intersection of social justice and public health during her doctoral program here at the University of Washington. 

Paneen Petersen: One step closer to improving the health of Alaska Native people

UW Epi News, Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Paneen Petersen, a tribal member of the Qikiktaġrukmiut, marked her graduation from the University of Washington School of Public Health last month by walking across the commencement stage wearing custom graduation kamiks (boots) and qupak (decoration) on her doctoral hood. The graduation kamiks were a precious gift from friends, family, and colleagues to celebrate her educational achievement and to integrate Iñupiaq culture with UW commencement regalia.

Substance use trends among people living with HIV: New grants support research to improve harm reduction

UW Epi News, Friday, July 5, 2019

Researchers at the University of Washington are interested in the causes and consequences of substance use among people living with HIV (PLWH). 

Professor Mary Kernic receives NIJ grant to study domestic violence protective orders

UW Epi News, Tuesday, June 25, 2019

The National Institute of Justice has awarded a four-year grant for more than one million dollars to Mary Kernic to study a potentially widespread national trend in court approaches to issuing temporary and full civil domestic violence protective orders over the last 20 years and its potential impact on repeated intimate partner violence (IPV) and related health outcomes.

Students Present at 38th Annual Super Epi Results Meeting

UW Epi News, Tuesday, June 4, 2019

For the last 38 years, the students enrolled in the Application Of Epidemiologic Methods (EPI 514) course present their final projects to the Department of Epidemiology at the end of the Spring Quarter during the Super Epi 514 Results (SER) Meeting.