Office of Research

Global Center for Integrated Health of Women, Adolescents, and Children


Global WACh makes scientific discoveries, cultivates leaders, and bridges disciplines to advance the tightly connected health and wellbeing of women, adolescents, and children.

Core Services Offered

Global WACh Seed Grants (
Small Change Awards (
Courses (
Global WACh Graduate Certificate Program (

Funding Information:

Departments of Global Health, Pediatrics, and Ob/Gyn, 2011-2016

Reporting Structure:

Chairs of the Departments of Global Health, Pediatrics, and Ob/Gyn, Drs. Judy Wasserheit, Bruder Stapleton, and David Eschenbach

Related UW Entities:

School of Medicine, School of Public Health, Department of Global Health, Department of Pediatrics, Department of Ob/Gyn

External Partners:

1000 Days
Ahero District Hospital
Bondo Sub-District Hospital
Coast Provincial Hospital (Ganjoni Clinic)
Coptic Hope Center for Infectious Diseases
Institute of Tropical & Infectious Diseases
Kenyatta National Hospital
Kenya Medical Research Institute
Kisumu County Hospital
Maseno Hospital
Naivasha Hospital
Seattle Children’s Hospital
START Program
Strengthening Care Opportunities through Partnership in Ethiopia (SCOPE)
University of Gondar
University of Nairobi
Homa Bay District Hospital
Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital

Center Details

Director: John-Stewart, Grace
Location: Harborview Medical Center, Ninth and Jefferson Building
Year Started: 2011
Administrator / Program Manager: Pfizenmaier, Kate
Administering College/School: School of Medicine, School of Public Health 
Faculty Involvement: 11