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July 9, 2021

Study model explores impact of police action on population health

A specific police action, an arrest or a shooting, has an immediate and direct effect on the individuals involved, but how far and wide do the reverberations of that action spread through the community? What are the health consequences for a specific, though not necessarily geographically defined, population? The authors of a new UW-led study looking into…

February 23, 2021

Epi Before Sunrise: Master’s Student Shengruo Zhang Attends Class From Jinzhou City, China

Shengruo Zhang began her Master’s of Science in epidemiology at the University of Washington (UW) in September 2020. While attending the UW has been a goal for Shengruo since she was studying international economics and trade as an undergraduate at Liaoning University, she could not have foreseen taking her first few quarters of epidemiology graduate…

December 9, 2020

Round 2 of Washington study underway to determine food, economic insecurity during pandemic

Understanding Washington residents’ access to food and their economic well-being – or lack of it – during the COVID-19 pandemic is vital for state and community partners to identify those needs and allocate resources effectively. To help accomplish this goal, the University of Washington, Washington State University and Tacoma Community College, along with input from…

September 21, 2020

UW Department of Epidemiology eliminates GRE requirement in graduate program admissions

The University of Washington Department of Epidemiology (UW Epi) has permanently eliminated the GRE requirement for applicants to its Masters of Public Health, Masters of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy programs.

August 12, 2020

Largest analysis of lethal means assessments outlines opportunities for suicide prevention and safety planning

A new study published in Archives of Suicide Research provides important insights into individual-level uptake of lethal means assessment.

February 5, 2020

Meet our Epi academic Human Resources Manager

Myra Pacleb joined the Department of Epidemiology (Epi) staff as Academic Human Resources (HR) Manager. In this role, Myra oversees faculty affairs and HR processes for over 170 faculty in the Epi Department.