UW faculty conduct research on the benefits of cultural diversity, as well as its challenges. This generates new knowledge that has economic, social and cultural impacts, on both local and global scales.
Research Centers and Institutes
Center for Multicultural Education — Focuses on research projects and activities designed to improve practice related to equity issues, intergroup relations, and the achievement of all students
Center for Women’s Health and Gender Research — Facilitates basic and clinical interdisciplinary research related to women’s health across the lifespan, with biobehavioral and gender disparities core programs
Center for Women’s Welfare — Dedicated to research that influences contemporary policy issues of income inequality and economic opportunity, including tools to measure poverty and income inadequacy
Indigenous Wellness Research Institute — Supports the inherent rights of Indigenous peoples to achieve full and complete health and wellness by collaborating in decolonizing research and knowledge building and sharing
Northwest Center to Reduce Oral Health Disparities — Performs research aimed at reducing oral health disparities in the Pacific Northwest
West Coast Poverty Center – Advances research on poverty with a view toward engaging policy practitioners