School of Public Health

Barrington, Wendy

Wendy Barrington

Associate Professor, Psychosocial and Community Health
Adjunct Associate Professor, Epidemiology
Adjunct Associate Professor, Health Services


PhD Epidemiology, University of Washington, 2012
MPH Epidemiology, University of New Mexico, 2005
BS Earth Systems, Stanford University, 1997

Contact Info

Box 357263
Psychosocial & Community Health

Research Interests

  • Social determinants and health disparities 
  • Neighborhood effects
  • Advanced methods including mediation analyses and GIS mapping
  • Stress and related mental health outcomes
  • Obesity and cancer

Teaching Interests

I teach introductory epidemiologic methods (EPI 511) and am interested in how disciplines outside of epidemiology can best learn and apply these skills. In linking my research with teaching, I am passionate about naming and describing mechanisms of social inequity and discussing with students how these mechanisms manifest in the healthcare system and contribute to health disparities (NSG 552).


In The News

New evidence links neighborhood environment to mental health
SPH News, 03/13/2018

Close Up March 2016: Wendy Barrington
UW School of Public Health Faculty Profile, 02/26/2016

Obesity Substantially Ups Prostate Cancer Risk in African-American Men
KING 5, 04/16/2015