World Changing Research

UW faculty conduct research on the benefits of cultural diversity, as well as its challenges. This generates new knowledge that has economic, social and cultural impacts, on both local and global scales.

World Changing Research

Research Centers and Institutes

Diversity Research Institute — Focuses on generating new, interdisciplinary knowledge about diversity, social justice, and institutional transformation

Center for Multicultural Education — Focuses on research projects and activities designed to improve practice related to equity issues, intergroup relations, and the achievement of all students

Center for Women’s Health and Gender Research — Facilitates basic and clinical interdisciplinary research related to women’s health across the lifespan, with biobehavioral and gender disparities core programs

Center for Women’s Welfare — Dedicated to research that influences contemporary policy issues of income inequality and economic opportunity, including tools to measure poverty and income inadequacy

Indigenous Wellness Research Institute — Supports the inherent rights of Indigenous peoples to achieve full and complete health and wellness by collaborating in decolonizing research and knowledge building and sharing

Institute for Ethnic Studies in the U.S. — Encourages multi-disciplinary research on problems or issues pertaining to members of ethnic minority groups, particularly those living in the Pacific Northwest

Northwest Center to Reduce Oral Health Disparities — Performs research aimed at reducing oral health disparities in the Pacific Northwest

West Coast Poverty Center – Advances research on poverty with a view toward engaging policy practitioners

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