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 partnership 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.

Mandy Fretts, Anjum Hajat, Stephen Hawes, Lisa Manhart, Steve Mooney, Amanda Phipps, Darcy W. Rao, Ali Rowhani-Rahbar, Mienah Sharif, Arjee Restar

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center (Fred Hutch)

Fred Hutch 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 therapeutic 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.

Kathleen Malone (Program Head), Eric Chow, Burcu Darst, Holly Harris, Christopher Li, Sara Lindstroem, Margaret M. Madeleine, Anne McTiernan, Amanda Phipps, Stephen Schwartz, Trang VoPham

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.

Heather Greenlee, Johanna Lampe, Marian Neuhouser, Ulrike Peters 

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. As a collaborative multidisciplinary center, HIPRC  is part of the University of Washington (UW) School of Medicine and Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine.

Steve Mooney, Charlie Mock

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, Nicholas Smith, Rachel Winer

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. Within UW SPH, NWCPHP is housed in the Department of Health Systems and Population Health, which offers nine academic degree programs as well as certificates for students and working public health professionals. 

Janet Baseman

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 (Director), Alyson Littman