Population Health

March 6, 2019

Initiative to pilot a summer applied research fellowship program

Image of students working on a white boardThe Population Health Initiative, in partnership with the University of Washington Center for Studies in Demography & Ecology, will pilot test a Population Health Applied Fellowship Program during summer quarter 2019. This paid fellowship program will offer a multidisciplinary team of students training in data analysis techniques as well as in research and presentation skills while they develop a work product for an external partner.

This summer’s partner is the Community Health Services Division (CHSD) of Public Health – Seattle & King County. Students will analyze the correlates of disparities in birth outcomes between racial groups in King County, accounting for socio-economic and population trends and investigating possible causes. The fellows’ work product will help to inform CHSD’s plans for redesigning and refining its delivery of prevention-based services for pregnant and parenting families.

The fellowship team will be composed of three graduate students and one undergraduate student, and they will be supervised by faculty and staff from the Population Health Initiative and the Center for Studies in Demography & Ecology. Students from all UW schools and colleges on all UW campuses are eligible to apply.

Applications are due on April 3, 2019.

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