School of Public Health

Epi Stories

Society for Epidemiologic Research Excellence in Education Award named in honor of Professors Thomas Koepsell and Noel Weiss

UW Epi News, Friday, June 22, 2018

The Excellence in Education award given by the Society for Epidemiologic Research (SER) at its annual conference will be named in honor of University of Washington (UW) Department of Epidemiology (Epi) Professor Emeritus Thomas Koepsell and Professor Noel Weiss for their substantial contributions to the field of epidemiology. The announcement of the name change for the annual award was made by Epi Associate Professor and Chair Stephen Hawes at the SER meeting in Baltimore, Maryland on June 22.

EPI 514 Annual Presentations to be held Thursday

UW Epi News, Monday, May 28, 2018

For the last 37 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. This year, students analyzed datasets from the Washington State Birth Records.

Dr. Jennifer Jacobs releases new book on the dangers of overmedication

UW Epi News, Friday, May 18, 2018

Dr. Jennifer Jacobs, University of Washington Department of Epidemiology clinical assistant professor, released her book "Do You Really Need That Pill? How to Avoid Side Effects, Interactions, and Other Dangers of Overmedication." The book investigates the epidemic overuse of prescription drugs. 

Most gun-owning households in Washington state do not safely store firearms

UW Epi News, Thursday, May 17, 2018

Sixty-three percent of firearm-owning households in Washington state do not store their firearms locked and unloaded, according to researchers at the University of Washington School of Public Health.

Four Epi faculty, students and staff recognized at SPH Excellence Awards

UW Epi News, Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Visiting faculty Dr. Manolis Kogevinas reflects on changing societies and health

UW Epi News, Monday, May 14, 2018

Dr. Manolis Kogevinas grew up in Greece during a Cold-war era dictatorship. Following the military junta of the late 1960s and early 1970s, Greece witnessed a modern renaissance where citizens embraced creativity and a sense of supreme fellowship in free expression.

2018 Epi Graduation Events

UW Epi News, Monday, May 7, 2018

Saturday, June 9 Events

University of Washington Commencement Ceremony at Husky Stadium

SPH researcher receives $2.4 million to test healthy food program for American Indians

SPH News, Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Amanda Fretts, assistant professor of epidemiology at the University of Washington School of Public Health, has received a $2.4 million grant from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities to test a program to improve the dietary habits of American Indians with type 2 diabetes.

Epi SEAL Team partners with Zimbabwe community leaders to improve disease outcomes

UW Epi News, Monday, April 23, 2018

When the worst Ebola outbreak began its terrible trek along the western coast of Africa, public health professionals – and nations – were left scrambling. Although not the first, the 2014 Ebola outbreak raged for over two years, killing nearly 12,000 people. Its opaque origins and the ferocity by which it spread only exacerbated public fear. 

Jennifer Velloza named 2018-2019 Magnuson Scholar

UW Epi News, Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Jennifer Velloza, a third year doctoral candidate in the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Washington (UW), was named a 2018-2019 Magnuson Scholar. Velloza is the fifth Epi student in a row to win the award for the School of Public Health.

The Magnuson Scholars Program is among the UW's highest honors. Each year, the program recognizes one graduate student in each of the six UW Health Sciences schools who excels both in their academics and in research. Each student receives $30,000 toward their education in the 2018-2019 academic school year.