Wendy E. Barrington

Associate Professor, Epidemiology
Associate Professor, Child, Family, and Population Health Nursing
Associate Professor, Health Systems and Population Health


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


Box 357263
Psychosocial & Community Health
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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

Recent Publications (PubMed)

Public Health Accountability in Action: The King County Pandemic and Racism Community Advisory Group.
(2024 Feb 12)
Public Health Rep
Wysen K, Valenzuela M, Barrington WE, Teferi Y, Evans A, Kiros B, Merriweather M, Zuniga M

Education for public health 2030: transformation to meet health needs in a changing world.
Front Public Health 11(): 1269272
Sullivan LM, Weist EM, Barrington WE, Fairchild AL, Hwang W, Kiviniemi MT, Mohammed SD, Wyant VA, Alexander LA, Magaña L

Association of Perceived Neighborhood Environments With Cognitive Function in Older Adults.
(2023 Aug)
J Gerontol Nurs 49(8): 35-41
Kim B, Rosenberg DE, Dobra A, Barrington WE, Hurvitz PM, Belza B

The experience of hate incidents across racial and ethnic groups during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Front Public Health 10(): 982029
Fan CA, Hara-Hubbard KK, Barrington WE, Baquero B

Mediating role of walking between perceived and objective walkability and cognitive function in older adults.
(2023 Jan)
Health Place 79(): 102943
Kim B, Barrington WE, Dobra A, Rosenberg D, Hurvitz P, Belza B

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