Office of Research

Seattle Quality of Life Research (SEAQOL) Group


The Seattle Quality of Life (SeaQoL) Group works to improve the health and quality of life of children, youth, and adults by:

School of Public Health: Advancing the development, acceptance, and use of self-reported measures of health and quality of life.

School of Public Health: Collaborating with groups who endure health and quality of life disparities because of persisting health conditions, stigma, or unequal opportunity.

School of Public Health: Conducting literature syntheses, research, demonstration, and evaluation projects with state-of-the-art scientific methods to assess health and quality of life of these populations.

School of Public Health: Promoting the use of results by decision-makers and the public.

Core Services Offered

Instrument development and selection.
Analysis and interpretation of patient-reported outcomes.
Report writing.
Literature reviews.
Focus groups and interviews.
Qualitative research.
Translation of outcome results into policy development.

Funding Information:

National Cancer Institute 2001-2011.
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases 2009-2013.
The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases 2006-2010.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 2010-2013.
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute 2009-2014.

Reporting Structure:

Larry Kessler, Chair, Department of Health Services, and Howard Frumkin, Dean, School of Public Health

Center Details

Director: Patrick, Donald
Location: University of Washington Tower
Year Started: 1993
Administering College/School: Public Health 
P.I. Home Department: Department of Health Services 
Faculty Involvement: 18