Population Health

Population Health Initiative

At the University of Washington, we believe improving population health worldwide is a moral imperative, driven by our public mission of service to all.

That is why President Ana Mari Cauce has brought together the University community and others to create a groundbreaking initiative that will develop the UW’s 25-year vision to advance the health of people around the world by leveraging capabilities and opportunities at the UW and beyond.

Together, we can create a world where all people can live healthier and more fulfilling lives.

Areas of focus

Learn about the five areas of focus for the Population Health Initiative as well as the projects we are currently undertaking.

Create the next generation of leaders, thinkers and doers by developing collaborative, innovative educational opportunities.


Identify pressing health needs by strengthening our ability to extract knowledge from data by drawing on data science and field research.

Dr. Victor Gura, left, demonstrates the wearable kidney with John Kundzins at the Kidney Research Institute Friday September 6, 2014. (PHOTO by Stephen Brashear)

Develop, field and assess new interventions, processes and organizational mechanisms.


Deliver effective interventions with greater speed, efficiency and quality.

Ali Rowhani-Rahbar, Assistant Professor in Epidemiology.

Empower citizens, governments, industry and donors with evidence, tools and decision-making support.


Recommendations for the initiative’s initial bodies of work have been announced, with specific projects to begin in 2017.

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