Population Health Resource Directory

Population Health Resource Directory

The goal of this directory is to present the breadth of expertise and resources across disciplines and campuses currently working on population health challenges. We hope this directory will create new opportunities for partnership and collaboration as we move towards fulfilling the 25-year vision of this groundbreaking Population Health Initiative.

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1959 NE Pacific Seattle, WA 98195-7660

The Center for Innovation in Sleep Self-Management is aimed at developing, testing and implementing self-management interventions to help adults and children with chronic illnesses sleep better and improve their health.

The center will leverage self-monitoring technologies, such as smart home sensors that track noise, light and temperature; mobile applications that measure dietary, exercise and caffeine intake; and wrist monitors that measure sleep-wake activity and light levels. These tools will allow patients to monitor their sleep behavior, set goals and receive feedback on adopting healthy behaviors.

4293 Memorial Way Northeast, Seattle, WA 98195

The Center for Law, Science and Global Health was established in 1994. It provides the leadership, academic courses, academic advising, career counseling, practicums, externships and internships, for all of the University of Washington School of Law’s Health Law programs.

Health Law encompasses a broad range of topics, ranging from government regulation of health law to health care business transactions, telemedicine, finance and reimbursement, to the ethical controversies presented in various areas of medicine.

Box 357234, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195-7234

The UW Center for One Health Research (COHR) investigates the health linkages between humans, animals, and their shared environments; including zoonoses, comparative clinical medicine, animals as sentinels, animal worker health, food safety, and the human-animal bond.

Through transdisciplinary partnerships, COHR develops innovative strategies for healthy coexistence between humans and animals in sustainable local and global ecosystems.

1414 NE 42nd St.; Suite 204; Seattle, WA 98105-6271

The CSNE’s mission is to develop innovative ways to connect a deep computational understanding of how the brain adapts and processes information with the design of implantable devices that interact seamlessly with the nervous system.

CSNE aspires to help people with disabilities and develop novel modes of human-computer interaction by connecting brains with technology.

They study signals from the brain and use that information to stimulate a part of the brain or spinal cord for neurorehabilitation, including the use of an assistive device.

Padelford Hall C 14, Seattle, WA 98195-4320

The Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences was founded in 1999 with the triple mission of galvanizing collaborative research between social scientists and statisticians, developing a menu of new graduate courses for social science students, and enhancing undergraduate statistics training for the social sciences.

Initiated with funding from the University Initiatives Fund, CSSS was the first center in the nation devoted to the interface of statistics and the social sciences.

206 Raitt Hall, Seattle, WA 98195-3412

CSDE is a community of faculty and students associated to advance population science through research and training.

CSDE scholars develop new demographic measures and methods, advance knowledge about population dynamics, generate new data and evidence to support population science, and train the next generation of demographers.

CSDE supports five primary research areas: demographic measurements & methods; migration & settlement; well being of families & households; environments & population; health of people & populations.

Tioga Library Building 307C, 1907 Jefferson Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98402

The Center brings together faculty, staff, students and members of the community to research and find solutions to pressing social problems through a variety of research and education projects.

The Center’s research and educational programs in the humanities and social sciences focus on community issues, social justice leadership, labor and civil rights concerns, and multi-cultural education.

The Center collaborates with other projects and centers and helps to support the Community and Social Change degree track of the Masters of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences department at the University of Washington Tacoma.

326 East D Street, Tacoma, WA 98421

Research conducted by University of Washington Tacoma scientists at the Center for Urban Waters seeks to understand and quantify the sources, pathways and impacts of chemical pollutants in urban waterways.

Highly sensitive analytical tools to measure contaminant levels are combined with sophisticated computer models to track pollutant sources and transport in the Puget Sound region.


I am a social demographer with broad interests in race-ethnicity, inequality, fertility, and family. I am currently working on Gates Fdn grant with Sara Curran on universal access to family planning. For more detail, see http://faculty.washington.edu/charles/Hirschman%20NIH%20format%20biosketch%20April%202016.pdf


My work focuses primarily on population-based health disparities, specifically disparities in oral health and access to dental care. A secondary focus is on population-based health care utilization and surgical complications.

This url contains a selection of my research articles related to population health


Parasitic diseases remain a major cause of death and disability in the developing world. Most of these “neglected tropical diseases” (NTDs) are worms with complex life cycles that connect them – and their human hosts – intimately with the environment.

I work on schistosomiasis, a water-borne NTD that affects more than 200 million people worldwide. My research focuses on the spatial scale of schistosomiasis transmission and aims to inform practical, ecologically based approaches to disease control.

This work is conducted in collaboration with an interdisciplinary team – The Upstream Alliance – and together we unravel the complex associations between the parasites, their human, livestock, and snail hosts, and environmental and socio-economic context.


Cheryl is a social psychologist whose research examines prejudice and discrimination, particularly from the perspective of members of socially marginalized groups. Some domains of interest in her lab include diversity, immigration, social inequality, and employment discrimination law.

A recent population health-related experiment in her lab explores how exposure to news media depicting police brutality targeting African Americans affects psychological and cardiovascular stress responses among African Americans and White Americans. By experimentally exploring individual level stress responses, this project identifies the mechanisms that connect discrimination in society with impaired health.

4293 Memorial Way Northeast, Seattle, WA 98195

Since 1996, CAYAC has been training law students to advocate for children and youth in a variety of state-involved contexts.

Today, CAYAC students represent children and youth in the child welfare and immigration systems. It also represents youth who are homeless and work to advocate for the civil legal needs of queer youth.


Dr. Christine Stevens is an associate professor in the UW Tacoma Nursing and Healthcare Leadership programs. Her research focuses on social justice and how structural disadvantages affect health especially in low-income residents and people experiencing homelessness. Her current work focuses on food insecurity and homelessness among university student populations in the South Sound region. Christine uses participatory research to develop long-term relationships with communities and partners with residents to develop interventions that are relevant at the local level.

18115 Campus Way NE, Bothell, WA, United States

Dr. Wade is an Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing & Health Studies at the University of Washington Bothell.

His scholarly work applies social and behavioral research methods to identify ways of improving public health interventions.

His primary focus is on new health technology assessment, particularly with respect to the integration of genomic information into health practice.

He has also conducted studies which explore methods for improving educational practices for future public health professionals.

Additionally, Dr. Wade has worked with community partners to address HIV prevention interventions, health literacy, and access to healthcare by underserved populations.


I am a cancer epidemiologist with research projects spanning cancer early detection/screening, etiology, and survivorship. I have significant expertise in breast cancer epidemiology (with 100+ peer-reviewed manuscripts most as either first or senior author) and substantial experience in the design, leadership, and completion of studies of cancer having served as PI of 11 active or completed projects including: 5 R01 grants, 2 U01, 1 R03, 1 K01, 2 large DOD grants , a large NHLBI contract, and as the leader of a P50 project. In addition, I am the co-PI of the Cancer Surveillance System (CSS), the Seattle-Puget Sound Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) cancer registry.

I have a strong interest in cancer disparities, and I served as MPI with Dr. Linda Cook on a project that was part of our P50 funded Center for Population Health and Health Disparities that had an overall focus on breast cancer in the Latina population. We led a multi-site large population-based case-case study of different molecular subtypes of breast cancer designed to advance knowledge regarding the etiologies of aggressive breast cancers that disproportionately impact Latina women.

In addition, I have considerable experience in large scale collaborative studies. For example, I am the PI of a recently competitively renewed Early Detection Research Network (EDRN) Clinical Validation Center focused on discovering and validating early detection and prognostic biomarkers for breast and ovary cancers, and am also a co-investigator of the statistical coordinating center for the NCI funded Population-based Research Optimizing Screening through Personalized Regimens (PROSPR) multi-site consortium.

Nationally I have also been involved in leadership activities in the field of cancer disparities. I served as a member and chair of the Minorities in Cancer Research (MICR) Council of the American Association for Cancer Research and co-chaired the 4th and 5th annual “The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved” conferences.

Thus, I have considerable scientific expertise in cancer and health disparities and experience in the design and execution of large-scale epidemiologic studies.


I have three main areas of interest in my research pursuits: (1) Fatigue in organizations, focusing on sleep and sleep deprivation, (2) emotional labor, and (3) behavioral ethics.


I’m a family medicine physician who specializes in travel and tropical medicine. I’m faculty with the UW Dept. of Family Medicine Residency Program. I direct the one-year UW Dept. of Family Medicine Global Health Fellowship; I teach each year in the East African Diploma, Tropical Medicine & Hygiene course in Uganda; I direct the UW travel medicine clinic at the Northgate clinic.


My research interests involve the application of analytical chemistry to the development of techniques for assessment of exposure to toxic chemicals, and the subsequent application of those techniques to investigate occupational and environmental exposures. I am particularly interested in the development of analytical methodology to measure xenobiotics and their metabolites or transformation products in biological samples (biomarkers). Specific exposures of interes include diesel exhaust, woodsmoke, pesticides and toxic metals.


Dr. McKinney received her doctorate in epidemiology from the University of Washington in 2006. Her research interests are focused on craniofacial, oral, and nutritional health in young children. She is based in the Division of Craniofacial Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics at the UW School of Medicine.

Dr. McKinney currently studies the unique intersection of oral clefts, maternal breast milk expression, infant feeding and global health. She spearheaded the development of the NIFTY cup – an infant feeding cup for infants with breastfeeding difficulties such as infants with oral clefts and preterm infants in low resource settings – with a team of multidisciplinary experts from Seattle Childrens, PATH, the University of Washington and Laerdal Global Health. Her global research collaborations involve partners in Thailand, India and Ghana.


Research, teaching and service interests involves addressing issues if race and racism, marginalized population, health program planning and evaluation,qualitative research methods, and the intersection of popular culture on health and well being.

Molecular Engineering & Sciences (MolES) Building, Box 351653, Seattle, WA 98195-1653

The UW Clean Energy Institute is accelerating the creating of a clean energy economy and will grow the state of Washington’s capacity to sustain our economy and the environment.

It is accomplishing this by recruiting top faculty and students, investing in state-of-the-art research equipment and partnering with other research institutions, educational program and industry partners.

3737 Brooklyn Ave. NE, Seattle, WA 98105

Reducing climate risks requires robust and reliable information that people can use when making decisions.

The Climate Impacts Group supports the development of climate resilience by advancing understanding and awareness of climate risks, and working closely with public and private entities to apply this information as they act to shape society’s future.

4333 Brooklyn Ave, Seattle, WA 98195-9442

The Clinical Informatics Research Group designs, develops, and operates information systems to support research to improving individual and population health.

CIRG systems securely manage health information for projects in the Clinical, Public Health, and Global Health Informatics domains.

Its collaborators are based at the University of Washington, and at health care organizations across the US and around the world.

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I direct the THINK (Transportation-Human Interaction-and- Network Knowledge) Lab (http://depts.washington.edu/thinklab). The THINK lab studies the sustainability and resilience of a city through the lens of human beings interacting with the physical environment. We generate new knowledge and insights for use in city planning, infrastructure development and policy design. More specifically, THINK lab’s research activities center on unpacking the complexities across scales, from micro-level individual mobility behaviors, to meso-level social tie networks formed as the result of space and time-based individual behaviors, and macro-level system behaviors that propagate through multiple networks.

I am currently a MPI on a NIIH funded R01 project (3-population 3-scale social network model to assess disease dispersion). In the project, we develop individual mobility trajectories from a mass amount of data, on which social networks are established and flu spreading patterns are simulated.

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