Population Health


August 14, 2018

Seven new members named to initiative executive council


Five new faculty and two students have been named to the 30-member Population Health Initiative executive council by President Ana Mari Cauce. They are: Nidhi Agrawal, professor of marketing, Foster School of Business Wendy Barrington, assistant professor of psychosocial and community health, School of Nursing, adjunct assistant professor of epidemiology and health services, and faculty…

August 9, 2018

UW Dentistry remains No. 3 in global research rankings

A researcher works in a lab at the UW School of Dentistry.

The University of Washington School of Dentistry retained its No. 3 global and U.S. ranking in the 2018 Academic Ranking of World Universities by the ShanghaiRanking Consultancy. The rankings are weighted toward research performance and reputation, and place the school behind only the dental schools of the University of Michigan and the University of North Carolina….

August 7, 2018

Department of Emergency Medicine launches new section dedicated to population health


The University of Washington’s Department of Emergency Medicine publicly announced the establishment of a new Section of Population Health on August 6. The focus of this section will be to make advancements in research, education and public policy to better address inequities in underserved populations in both local and global settings. The section’s focus will…

August 2, 2018

Higher concentrations of carbon dioxide may reduce protein and multiple key nutrients in rice


New research shows for the first time that rice grown at the concentrations of atmospheric CO2 expected by the end of this century has lower levels of four key B vitamins. The research’s findings also support research from other studies showing that rice grown under higher CO2 concentrations has less protein, iron and zinc. Decreases in…

July 25, 2018

UW Grand Challenges Impact Lab successfully launches in India

Student Gregory Malcom shares designs with clients.

An interdisciplinary group of 17 University of Washington students spent Winter Quarter 2018 in India as part of a new study abroad program that empowered them to tackle grand challenges such as security, clean water and climate change. During the Grand Challenges Impact Lab program, students learned to become problem-solvers by practicing design thinking, an…

July 18, 2018

Investigating environmental impacts of producing different types of animal protein


New research from the University of Washington College of the Environment offers what is likely the most comprehensive look at the environmental impacts of different types of animal protein production. The study assessed the environmental costs of producing livestock, farmed seafood and wild-caught fish. While not definitive, researchers found that, in general, industrial beef production…

July 10, 2018

Information School students develop mobile-friendly web application for Airlift Northwest


Four students from the University of Washington Information School have developed a mobile-friendly web application for Airlift Northwest that acts as a connective communication hub, allowing Airlift Northwest crews to instantly view critical data as it is entered and updated by emergency dispatchers. This level of connectedness is intended to address the challenges faced by…

July 5, 2018

UW researchers develop a social robot to gauge teen stress


A cross-campus, cross-disciplinary team of University of Washington faculty, undergraduates and graduate students are creating a social robot that will help schools better measure and understand stress levels of teenagers. The goal of their work is to design a robot that would live in a high school and collect data on students’ emotional well-being. School…

June 27, 2018

InterACTION Labs awarded the “100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation” grant


A “100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation” grant will fund InterACTION Labs: An Interdisciplinary Service Learning Exchange Program, which is a University of Washington and Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos project that will allow students and faculty to assess and address health disparities affecting the informal floating community of Claverito, Peru. This work builds…

June 20, 2018

Ali Mokdad named UW Chief Strategy Officer for Population Health

Headshot of Ali Mokdad

Ali Mokdad has been named the University of Washington’s chief strategy officer for Population Health, a role in which he will be responsible for collaboratively setting and executing the UW’s vision and strategy for the Population Health Initiative. Mokdad (pictured) will report directly to UW President Ana Mari Cauce and will work collaboratively with the…

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