Our faculty work closely with local and state governmental agencies, such as Public Health – Seattle & King CountyWashington State Department of Health and the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries.

Faculty in the Department of Epidemiology conduct their research in partnerships with many other outstanding research entities in the Puget Sound region, including:

Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

CSDE is a community of faculty and students associated to advance population science through research and training. As a federally funded research center with over 70 years of experience, the CSDE community of scholars develops new demographic measures and methods, advances knowledge about population dynamics, generates new data and evidence to support population science, and trains the next generation of demographers.

Joseph (Chris) DelaneySascha DublinAmanda FrettsAnjum HajatStephen HawesAmanda PhippsAli Rowhani-Rahbar

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC)

The FHCRC is a medical research institution dedicated to eliminating cancer and related diseases as causes of death and suffering. Each of the Center’s five divisions, Basic Sciences, Human Biology, Clinical Research, Vaccine and Infectious Diseases, and Public Health Sciences, are world leaders and have many seminal contributions to their credit. They are also heavily involved in collaborations with the community. They partner with health-care organizations around the region to promote participation in clinical and prevention trials, which are essential to developing better ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer. The Epidemiology and Cancer Prevention Programs of the Public Health Sciences Division provide rich training opportunities for MPH, MS and PhD students enrolled in the UW Department of Epidemiology. 

Epidemiology Program
The major goals of the Program in Epidemiology are to identify causes of human cancer, develop effective prevention strategies and improve our understanding of the basic mechanisms that lead to cancer. 

Kathi Malone, PhD (Program Head), Chris Li, MDMargaret M. Madeleine, PhDAnne McTiernan MD, PhDBeth Mueller, DrPHAmanda Phipps, PhDStephen Schwartz, PhDNoel Weiss, MD

Cancer Prevention Program 
The Cancer Prevention Research Program was built on the assumptions that changing lifestyle or environment during childhood and/or adult life can lower cancer incidence, that health behavior can be permanently changed, and that broad changes in cancer-related health behaviors can be made and maintained at the community level. 

Polly A. Newcomb, PhD (Head), Johanna Lampe, PhDAnne McTiernan, MDAlexander Reiner, MD

Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center (HIPRC) 

Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center (HIPRC) is one of the premier institutions researching how and why people suffer injuries and what can be done to prevent them. 

Mary Kernic, PhDBeth Mueller, DPHMelissa Schiff, MD, MPHAli Rowhani-Rahbar, MD, PhD

Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute

Kaiser Permanente Washington (formerly Group Health), is a nonprofit managed health care system. Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente has a mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of the more than 11 million members it serves in eight states and the District of Columbia. Kaiser Permanente Washington today provides coverage and care for almost 540,000 people in Washington and Idaho. Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute is the research arm of Kaiser Permanente Washington, and is an international leader in research focused on health care and policy, patient centered outcomes, pharmacoepidemiology, vaccine safety, cardiovascular health, cancer and other health conditions.

Susan Heckbert, MDNicholas Smith, PhDRachel Winer, PhD, MPH

Northwest Center for Public Health Practice

The Northwest Center for Public Health Practice is dedicated to providing a link between public health practitioners and the academic community. 

Janet Basemen, PhD, MPH

Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center (ERIC) 

The Seattle ERIC is a collaboration between the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Puget Sound Health Care System and the University of Washington. The Center’s overall mission is to improve the health and health care of veterans by promoting the principles and practice of state-of-the-art epidemiologic research within the VA. 

Nicholas Smith, PhD (Director), Jack Goldberg, PhDAlyson Littman, PhD