School of Public Health

Harrington, Laura

Laura B Harrington

Affiliate Assistant Professor, Epidemiology


PhD Epidemiology, University of Washington, 2014
MPH Epidemiology, University of Michigan, 2009
BA English, Grinnell College, 2006

Contact Info

Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute
Metropolitan Park East
1730 Minor Ave, Suite 1600
Seattle, WA 98101
Tel: 206-287-2066

Research Interests

Dr. Harrington is a cardiovascular epidemiologist who aims to improve our understanding of modifiable risk factors associated with cardiovascular event risk. In particular, her research focuses on cardiovascular risk among older women and on risk factors associated with incident and recurrent venous thromboembolism, including deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. She is interested in a wide variety of risk factors, including physical activity and sedentary behavior, endogenous and exogenous hormones, medications, and more.

Teaching Interests

Dr. Harrington has given guest lectures in several Epi Department courses, including EPI 591 (Departmental Journal Club), EPI 583 (Epi Seminar), and EPI 519 (Cardiovascular Epidemiology).