Population Health

May 31, 2018

UW ranked 19th on Center for World University Rankings 2018 list


The University of Washington is ranked number 19 in the world, according to a new list released by the Center for World University Rankings. This is an increase of six spots for the UW from its ranking of number 25 on the list last year. The center evaluates universities based on the quality of education and training of students as…

May 29, 2018

UW research proposes sustainable solution for coexistence of dams and fisheries


Researchers from the University of Washington, Arizona State University and other institutions have proposed a solution that would allow dam operators to generate power in ways that also protect — and possibly improve — food supplies and businesses throughout the Mekong River basin. The proposed solution, which is the first of its kind, can be…

May 24, 2018

WHO and IHME enter into a collaborative health data agreement

Dr. Christopher Murray and Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

The World Health Organization and the University of Washington Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation have entered a formal agreement to collaborate in improving the accuracy, timeliness and policy-relevance of health data. The agreement calls for both organizations to work together on the annual Global Burden of Disease study, which will raise the quality and…

May 22, 2018

Initiative awards population health innovation grant with CoMotion

Mother and child playing app on the smartphone

The Population Health Initiative and CoMotion have announced the joint award of a Population Health Innovation Fund grant of $50,000 to Katie Davis, assistant professor at the Information School and Joshua Lawler, professor of Environmental and Forest Sciences. This award is intended to fund a project that simultaneously supports the University of Washington’s vision for…

May 18, 2018

Awardees announced for undergraduate research recognition awards


The Population Health Initiative has awarded Population Health Recognition Awards to 12 students participating in the Undergraduate Research Symposium. This award was created in partnership with the Undergraduate Research Program and was open to students from all three campuses who are presenting at the annual Undergraduate Research Symposium on Friday, May 18. Awardees were selected for their…

May 16, 2018

Initiative awards 2018 graduate student conference travel funds


The Population Health Initiative today announced the winners of 16 Graduate Student Conference Travel Awards. These awards are intended to further the academic, research or professional goals of graduate students as they strive to become the next generation of leaders in population health. These awards were open to graduate students on all three UW campuses…

May 10, 2018

UW welcomes new director of global mental health


Dr. Pamela Y. Collins has joined the University of Washington as Director of Global Mental Health, a joint program that is co-led by the Departments of Global Health and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Her focus will be building on the existing work of faculty and as well as attracting new funded research. Collins started in her…

May 8, 2018

Use of fringe loans linked to poor health


Researchers at the University of Washington School of Public Health and the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance recently published a first-of-its-kind study showing that fringe loan services may cost poor and working class Americans not only their finances, but also their health. Their research notes that people who use fringe loan services and…

May 2, 2018

Initiative releases its Report to the Community

Population Health Report_2018

The University of Washington launched the Population Health Initiative two years ago with the goal of taking the next big step to improve the health and well-being of people here and around the globe. Since then, significant early progress has been made toward realizing the initiative’s vision of creating a world where all people can…

April 26, 2018

Groundbreaking occurs for new UW population health building


The University of Washington broke ground on April 25 for the new population health building on its Seattle campus, a 290,000-square-foot facility that will be the home for the Population Health Initiative. The new building will create a space for interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation to better understand and improve all the factors that influence the…

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