School of Public Health

UW Epi Around the World

Our students and faculty are involved in a variety of projects around the globe. Click on a country below to learn more about a specific project.

Dhulikhel, Nepal

Dhulikhel, Nepal

Hypertension a hidden chronic condition among adults in suburban Nepal

More than 50 percent of adults with high blood pressure in suburban Nepal don’t know they have it, according to researchers from the UW and the Kathmandu University School of Medical Sciences. Biraj Karmacharya, lead author, conducted the study as a graduate student in the Department of Epidemiology. Learn more >

Nairobi, Kenya


Cervical cancer screening in low resource settings

The Treatment, Research, and Expert Education (TREE) program has partnered with Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, International Agency for Research on Cancer, Coptic Hospital, and Kenyatta National Hospital in several cervical cancer screening and treatment studies among HIV-infected women. Learn more >

Lima, Peru

Peruvian public health students pose with Dr. Stephen Hawes after week-long workshop in Lima.

From Theory to Practice Workshop

Associate Professor Stephen Hawes conducted a workshop entitled “From theory to practice: Statistical analysis and presentation of results in clinical research” for health sciences students and professionals at Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Lima, Peru. Learn more >

The Gambia, Mali, and Kenya

Dr. Jones and PhD student Lauren Schwartz

Rotavirus vaccine effectiveness in sub-Saharan Africa

PhD student, Lauren Schwartz, awarded funding from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). Her grant focuses on an ongoing project to enroll cases with severe diarrhea and healthy matched controls among children under five years old. The study aims to estimate the effectiveness of rotavirus vaccine and to understand the causes of severe diarrhea. Learn more >