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Below is a list of experts on various topics at the UW in alphabetical order. Use the search bar to find people by name, expertise, department, etc. If you don’t see the topic or expert you’re looking for, please contact someone on our staff. For medical experts, see UW Medicine Newsroom.

We’re always looking to expand our experts lists. UW researchers who want to be added to our directory for the news media can contact the public information officer for their area of expertise.

COVID-19 experts

Photo Name Title Email / Phone Expertise
Alexandra Anderson-Frey Alexandra Anderson-Frey Assistant professor, Atmospheric Sciences

akaf@uw.edu

Tornadoes and severe storms

Christopher Adolph Christopher Adolph Associate professor, Department of Political Science

cadolph@uw.edu

Comparative political economy, public policy and administration

economics
economy
policy

James Agee James Agee Emeritus professor, School of Environmental and Forest Sciences

jagee@uw.edu

425-408-1493

Wildfire ecology, fire science, fuels management, fire severity

wildfire
wildfires

Mika Ahuvia Mika Ahuvia Assistant professor, Jackson School of International Studies

mahuvia@uw.edu

206-685-0891

Archaeology of the Middle East, especially related to ancient Judaism and Christianity

archaeology
Christianity
Judaism
middle east
religion

Scott Allard Scott Allard Professor, Evans School of Public Policy & Governance

sallard@uw.edu

206-221-4872

Poverty and inequality, safety net policy and urban policy

inequality
policy
poverty
safety net

Gunnar Almgren Gunnar Almgren Professor emeritus, School of Social Work

mukboy@uw.edu

206-685-4077

Social welfare and health care policy; government health care systems; disparities in health and health care; poverty and inequality

inequality
poverty
social work

Ernesto Alvarado Ernesto Alvarado Research associate professor, School of Environmental and Forest Sciences

alvarado@uw.edu

206-616-6920

Forest fire ecology, fire management, prescribed fire, smoke emissions, climate change, tropical forestry, landscape, international forestry, modeling

Robert Anderson Robert Anderson Professor, School of Law

boba@uw.edu

206-685-2861

Public lands management, Native American issues, water and other natural resources, law

Cecilia Aragon Cecilia Aragon Professor, Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering

aragon@uw.edu

Human-centered data science; data visualization; visual analytics; human-computer interaction; data-intensive discovery; human-centered natural language processing.

Virginia Armbrust Virginia Armbrust Professor, School of Oceanography

armbrust@uw.edu

206-616-1570

Diatom genetics, DNA-based investigations of marine microbe communities

Brian Atwater Brian Atwater Affiliate professor, Department of Earth & Space Sciences

atwater@uw.edu

206-553-2927

Tsunami hazards, especially from earthquakes; transoceanic tsunamis; historic tsunamis including the 1700 Cascadia earthquake

Ryan Avery Ryan Avery Senior research engineer, Washington State Transportation Center

rpavery@uw.edu

206.792.5011

Transportation, planning, demand modeling, incidents, public transit, travel behavior, data analysis for transportation, tolling, congestion & capacity

bridges
public transit
Seattle traffic
traffic
West Seattle Bridge

Jared Baeten Jared Baeten Professor, Department of Global Health, Department of Epidemiology and Department of Medicine

jbaeten@uw.edu

Infectious disease physician, public health, global health, epidemiology

Joel Baker Joel Baker Science director, Center for Urban Waters

jebaker@uw.edu

253-254-4423

Transport of organic contaminants in the environment, oil spills and water contamination, particularly in urban environments.

chemistry
contaminants
modeling
oil spills
UW Tacoma
water

Marissa Baker Marissa Baker Assistant professor, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences

bakermg@uw.edu

206-616-4709

Worker health and safety, worker health effects related to COVID-19, health effects of job displacement or job insecurity, occupational risks firefighters face and how that could be compounded during a pandemic, vulnerable workers, controls for worker protection

firefighters
wildfire

Jeff Ban Jeff Ban Associate professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

banx@uw.edu

modeling, simulating and managing multimodal transportation systems to control congestion and reduce energy use and emissions

Janet Baseman Janet Baseman Professor, Department of Epidemiology

jbaseman@uw.edu

Epidemiology, public health practice, public health surveillance, public health emergency preparedness and response systems

David Battisti David Battisti Professor, Department of Atmospheric Sciences

battisti@uw.edu

Food security and climate change, geoengineering, long-term climate cycles

Betty Bekemeier Betty Bekemeier Professor, School of Nursing

bettybek@uw.edu

Local public health department practice, systems, workforce, and funding; public health practice strengths and needs in the wake of COVID-19

Emily M. Bender Emily M. Bender Professor, Department of Linguistics

ebender@uw.edu

Natural language processing; ethics and natural language processing; fairness, transparency and accountability in natural language processing and AI more broadly; multilingual natural language processing.

George Bergantz George Bergantz Professor, Department of Earth & Space Sciences

bergantz@uw.edu

206-685-4972

Volcanoes in the Pacific Northwest and elsewhere. Numerical modeling, lab experiments and field studies.

Carl Bergstrom Carl Bergstrom Professor, Department of Biology

cbergst@uw.edu

206-685-3487

Behavior, evolution and systematics, mathematical and computational biology

Jeffrey Berman Jeffrey Berman Associate professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

jwberman@uw.edu

206-616-3530

Steel structures; seismic design and blast considerations for steel structures

Cecilia Bitz Cecilia Bitz Professor, Department of Atmospheric Sciences

bitz@uw.edu

206-543-1339

Arctic sea ice, climate change

Paul Bodin Paul Bodin Research professor, Department of Earth & Space Sciences

bodin@uw.edu

206-616-7315

Seismicity, seismic wave propagation and aftershock probabilities in the Pacific Northwest; earthquake sources; earthquake early warning system

Nick Bond Nick Bond Associate professor, Department of Atmospheric Sciences

nab3met@uw.edu

206-526-6459

Washington’s state climatologist, can comment on historic trends, recent events and the seasonal outlook

Ann Bostrom Ann Bostrom Professor, Evans School of Public Policy & Governance

abostrom@uw.edu

Risk perception, risk communication, and decision making under uncertainty

Jody Bourgeois Jody Bourgeois Professor, Department of Earth & Space Sciences

jbourgeo@uw.edu

206-685-2443

Global tsunamis, history of tsunamis generated by earthquakes and asteroid impact

Karen Boxx Karen Boxx Professor, School of Law

kboxx@uw.edu

206-616-3856

Marijuana legalization

cannabis
marijuana

Trevor Branch Trevor Branch Associate professor, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences

tbranch@uw.edu

206-221-0776

Large whales — especially blue whales — and also minke and humpback whales, including studies estimating abundance, changes in population size over time, maps of occurrence, status and the separation of subspecies

blue whales
humpback whales
marine mammals
whales

Chris Bretherton Chris Bretherton Professor, Department of Atmospheric Sciences and Department of Applied Mathematics

breth@uw.edu

206-685-7414

Clouds, atmospheric convection, and their roles in climate and climate change

Philip Brock Philip Brock Associate professor, Department of Economics

plbrock@uw.edu

206-543-5955

Brock studies development economics, financial economics, international finance and macroeconomics

economics
economy
macroeconomics

Sally Brown Sally Brown Research associate professor, School of Environmental and Forest Sciences

slb@uw.edu

206-616-1299

Contaminated soils, risks, waste (compost municipal wastewater) soil amendments, carbon accounting

Benjamin M. Brunjes Benjamin M. Brunjes Assistant Professor, Evans School of Public Policy & Governance

brunjes@uw.edu

206-685-0680

American political institutions and processes; Public administration – bureaucracy, management, organization theory, ethics; and Public finance and procurement – budgeting, tax policy, government contracting

Karin Bumbaco Karin Bumbaco Assistant state climatologist

kbumbaco@uw.edu

206-543-3145

Questions or data inquiries on Washington weather trends in the context of historical data. Publishes the monthly newsletter on statewide trends and forecasts.

Gerard Cangelosi Gerard Cangelosi Professor, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences

Screening, self-sampling, infectious disease emergence, occupational exposure, global health

Beatriz (Bia) Carlini Beatriz (Bia) Carlini Senior research scientist, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute

bia@uw.edu

206-616-5880

Tobacco cessation and brief interventions for substance use disorders using technology

cannabis
drug abuse
marijuana
substance disorder
tobacco

Manuel Castellote Manuel Castellote Research scientist, UW Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean

manuelcm@uw.edu

206-526-6866

Whales’ vocal communication, echolocation and hearing; effects of noise on whales

echolocation
marine mammals
whales

Angelica Chazaro Angelica Chazaro Assistant professor, School of Law

chazaro1@uw.edu

206-543-8754

Immigration and refugee law and policy, provision of immigration legal services, immigrant rights movements, criminalization of immigrants, vulnerable immigrant populations

immigration
refugees

Shuyi Chen Shuyi Chen Professor, Department of Atmospheric Sciences

shuyic@uw.edu

206-685-1736

Tropical meteorology, air-sea interactions, mesoscale dynamics, numerical modeling

Sapna Cheryan Sapna Cheryan Professor, Department of Psychology

scheryan@uw.edu

206-543-5688

The role of cultural stereotypes in human behavior, gender stereotypes, immigration, race relations, women’s under-representation in computer science

gender
immigration
race
STEM
stereotypes
women

Daniel Chirot Daniel Chirot Professor, Jackson School of International Studies

chirot@uw.edu

206-685-2412

Tyranny, genocide, war, conflict mitigation, the role of ideas in shaping our world, social change, the Tea Party

conflict
russia
war

Chris Coward Chris Coward Senior principal research scientist, Information School

ccoward@uw.edu

Incorporating research on misinformation into new information literacy guidelines and learning resources.

disinformation
misinformation

Kenneth Creager Kenneth Creager Professor, Earth & Space Sciences

kcc@uw.edu

206-685-2803

Slow slip and tremor; imaging of Earth’s mantle; a lead investigator on the Imaging Magma Under St. Helens (iMUSH) project.

Sara Curran Sara Curran Professor, Jackson School of International Studies

scurran@uw.edu

206-459-9236

Impacts of climate change on people in the developing world, immigration, migration

climate change
immigration
migration

Karam Dana Karam Dana Associate professor, Middle East and Islamic Studies

karam@uw.edu

425-352-5284

Religious influence on political identity, political and civic engagement of Muslims in Western contexts, specifically the U.S., Middle East public opinion, how state-society relations are transforming the Middle East

islam
middle east
muslims
religion
UW Bothell

Katie Davis Katie Davis Associate professor, Information School

kdavis78@uw.edu

Technology's role in child/adolescent development and wellbeing; adolescents' technology use, family and friend relationships, online school experiences, and mental health during the coronavirus pandemic

Joyce Dinglasan-Panlilio Joyce Dinglasan-Panlilio Associate professor, Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Program, UW Tacoma

jdingpan@uw.edu

253-693-4823

Sources and fate of emerging organic contaminants, including PFCAs (perfluorinated carboxylic acids), PFCAs, PFOS and related human-made pollutants

environment
UW Tacoma
water quality

Nives Dolšak Nives Dolšak Professor and director, School of Marine and Environmental Affairs

nives@uw.edu

206-685-2144

Climate change, policy, common pool resources

David Domke David Domke Professor, Department of Communication

domke@uw.edu

206-543-2662

Political leadership, news coverage and social change, particularly the dynamics of post-9/11 America

communication
media
news
politics

Dennis Donovan Dennis Donovan Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

ddonovan@uw.edu

206-543-0937

Etiological and risk factors associated with alcohol and drug use, abuse and dependence, including marijuana; assessment of addictive behaviors; treatment-seeking behavior among substance abusers

alcohol
drug abuse
drugs
marijuana
psychiatry
substance abuse

Alison Duvall Alison Duvall Assistant professor, Department of Earth & Space Sciences

aduvall@uw.edu

206-221-8311

Hillsides, river channels, landslides

environment
flooding
landslides

Marc Eberhard Marc Eberhard Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

eberhard@uw.edu

206-543-4815

Reinforced concrete behavior and design; Earthquake engineering; Bridge engineering; Rapid construction

bridges
concrete
construction
earthquake engineering

Kristie Ebi Kristie Ebi Professor, Department of Global Health and the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences

krisebi@uw.edu

206-543-8440

Health risks of and responses to global change, particularly climate change

climate change
global health
health

Nicole Errett Nicole Errett Lecturer, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences

nerrett@uw.edu

Public health response, community resilience, health impacts of disaster, health care emergency preparedness

Nadine Fabbi Nadine Fabbi Managing director, Canadian Studies Center/Arctic & International Relations

nfabbi@uw.edu

206-543-6269

Arctic indigenous politics, Permanent Participants/Arctic Council, Inuit politics in Canada/globally

arctic
canada
Indigenous
politics

Mary Fan Mary Fan Professor, School of Law

mdfan@uw.edu

206-685-4971

Enforcement discretion over immigration, relative powers of Congress and the president

congress
immigration
president

Megan Ming Francis Megan Ming Francis Associate professor, Department of Political Science

meganmf@uw.edu

206-685-2338

American politics, race, the development of constitutional law, black political activism, the construction of rights and citizenship

activism
constitutional law
politics
race
rights and citizenship

Jerry Franklin Jerry Franklin Professor emeritus, School of Environmental and Forest Sciences

jff@uw.edu

425-392-7655

Forest ecology, landscape ecology, disturbances, old-growth and forest management

Dargan Frierson Dargan Frierson Associate professor, Department of Atmospheric Sciences

dargan@uw.edu

206-685-7364

Global precipitation and climate change. Tropical regions and climate change

climate change
precipitation
rain
tropical

Howard Frumkin Howard Frumkin Professor, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences

frumkin@uw.edu

206-543-1144

Climate change and health, energy policy and health, the built environment and health

climate change
health

Rachel Fyall Rachel Fyall Assistant professor, Evans School of Public Policy & Governance

fyall@uw.edu

206 616-7677

Involvement of nonprofit organizations in advocacy, policy, and the delivery of public services, particularly within the context of housing and homelessness

advocacy
homelessness
housing
policy

Alex Gagnon Alex Gagnon Assistant professor, School of Oceanography

gagnon@uw.edu

206 543-5627

Ocean acidification, corals

acidification
corals
ocean

Stephen Gardiner Stephen Gardiner Professor, Department of Philosophy

smgard@uw.edu

206-221-6459

Philosophical implications of geoengineering

geoengineering
philosophy

Jim Gawel Jim Gawel Associate professor, environmental chemistry and engineering

jimgawel@uw.edu

253-692-5815

Transport of metal contaminants in terrestrial and aquatic systems, environmental chemistry, urban water management issues related to human influences

chemistry
environment
urban water
UW Tacoma
water quality

Fabio Ghironi Fabio Ghironi Professor, Department of Economics

ghiro@uw.edu

206-553-5795

International macroeconomics, macroeconomics and monetary economies

economics
economy
macroeconomics

Deborah Giles Deborah Giles Killer whale researcher, Center for Conservation Biology

giles7@uw.edu

916-531-1516

Marine mammals of the Salish Sea, killer whale health, physiology and diet; Southern Resident orcas; orca population dynamics and reproduction, conservation biology, Salish Sea ecosystem health

biology
killer whales
orcas
salish sea
whales

David Ginger David Ginger Professor, Department of Chemistry

ginger@uw.edu

206-685-2331

Next generation solar cells including perovskites, polymers and quantum dots; microscopic characterization of advanced materials for solar power, energy efficient lighting and energy storage materials

efficient lighting
solar

Hilary Godwin Hilary Godwin Dean, School of Public Health

Translating public health communications and projections for a general audience; insights into how to make good, evidence-based decisions in times of uncertainty

Karen Fredriksen Goldsen Karen Fredriksen Goldsen Professor, School of Social Work

fredrikk@uw.edu

206-543-5722

Aging and well-being, health disparities among LGBT older adults

aging
equity
LGBTQ

Frank Gonzalez Frank Gonzalez Affiliate professor, Department of Earth & Space Sciences

figonzal@uw.edu

206-290-0903

Earth motion and tsunami hazard; monitoring and prediction of tsunami risk

tsunami

Anne Goodchild Anne Goodchild Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

annegood@uw.edu

206-543-3747

Freight transportation, E-commerce and online shopping, Urban Freight Home delivery, UAV or drone delivery, Goods movement, Sustainable freight transportation, Transportation logistics

Steven Goodreau Steven Goodreau Professor, Department of Anthropology

goodreau@uw.edu

Pandemics in history, stigmatizing groups during pandemics

Anthony Greenwald Anthony Greenwald Professor, Department of Psychology

agg@uw.edu

206-543-7227

Unconscious cognition, implicit bias, co-creator of the Implicit Association Test

equity
implicit bias
race

Daniel Grünbaum Daniel Grünbaum Professor, School of Oceanography

random@uw.edu

206-221-6594

Developing low-cost sensors to detect harmful algal blooms

algae
environment

Carlos Guestrin Carlos Guestrin Associate professor, Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering

guestrin@cs.washington.edu

206-685-0486

Machine learning, graph analytics. Co-founder of GraphLab Inc.

Kevin Haggerty Kevin Haggerty Professor, School of Social Work

haggerty@uw.edu

206-543-3188

Marijuana use and youth development; prevention programs at the community, school and family level; the intersection of biological and environmental risks for drug abuse

cannabis
drug abuse
drugs
marijuana
prevention

Anjum Hajat Anjum Hajat Assistant professor, Department of Epidemiology

anjumh@uw.edu

206-685-3618

Air pollution (including from wildfires) impacts on disadvantaged populations

air quality

Crystal C. Hall Crystal C. Hall Associate professor, Evans School of Public Policy & Governance

hallcc@uw.edu

206-221-5237

Judgment and decision making, poverty and social welfare policy, and psychology and behavioral economics

economics
economy
policy
poverty
welfare

Mark Hallenbeck Mark Hallenbeck Director, Washington State Transportation Center

tracmark@uw.edu

206-543-6261

Urban transportation planning and policy; electronic traffic monitoring; tolls; traffic simulations; intelligent transportation systems 

Jessica Halofsky Jessica Halofsky Research ecologist, School of Environmental and Forest Sciences

jhalo@uw.edu

360-753-7677

Wildfire ecology, resource management, climate change

climate change
ecology
wildfire
wildfires

Robert Halvorsen Robert Halvorsen Professor, Department of Economics

halvor@uw.edu

206-543-5546

Environmental economics, applied microeconomics and resource economics

economics
economy
microeconomics

Alexes Harris Alexes Harris Professor, Department of Sociology

yharris@uw.edu

Deviance and social control, juvenile justice, race and ethnicity, social stratification/inequality

ethnicity
inequality
race

Dennis Hartmann Dennis Hartmann Professor, Department of Atmospheric Sciences

dhartm@uw.edu

206-543-7460

Global climate change

climate change
environment

Brian Harvey Brian Harvey Assistant professor, School of Environmental and Forest Sciences

bjharvey@uw.edu

206-685-9929 (desk) 650-521-1988 (mobile)

Wildfires, climate, ecology, resource management, forest disturbances

Rachel Heath Rachel Heath Associate professor, Department of Economics

rmheath@uw.edu

206-543-5796

Development economics, with a particular focus on gender and labor markets

economics
economy
markets

Jeffrey Heer Jeffrey Heer Professor, Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering

jheer@cs.washington.edu

Data visualization; human-computer interaction; the perceptual, cognitive and social factors involved in making sense of data, resulting in new interactive systems for visual analysis and communication

computer science

Donald Hellmann Donald Hellmann Professor, Jackson School of International Studies

hellmann@uw.edu

206-543-4904

Geopolitical issues, American foreign policy, Japanese politics and the international political economy of East Asia

China
Japan
politics

Dr. Jeremy Hess Dr. Jeremy Hess Associate professor, School of Medicine and Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences

Climate change health impacts, health care disaster risk management, public health adaptation to climate change, health effects of heat exposure, early warning systems

climate change
forest fire
wildfire

Barbara Hickey Barbara Hickey Professor, School of Oceanography

bhickey@uw.edu

360-825-3911

Coastal currents, harmful algal blooms, Columbia River freshwater plume, transport of harmful algae along the coast

algae
environment

Heather Hill Heather Hill Associate professor, Evans School of Public Policy & Governance

206-685-8041

Effects of poverty and low-wage work on families and children

Hugh Hillhouse Hugh Hillhouse Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering

h2@uw.edu

206-685-5257

Conversion of sunlight into electricity; current solar cell technology (Silicon, CdTe, CIGS, tandems); next generation printable solar cells based on earth abundant materials and hybrid perovskites; conversion of chemical fuels into electricity

solar

Thomas Hinckley Thomas Hinckley Professor emeritus, School of Environmental and Forest Sciences

hinckley@uw.edu

206-525-1396

Long-term research at Mount St. Helens, ecological lessons learned, pre- and post-1980 mountain, lessons learned on risks associated with volcanoes

Shana Hirsch Shana Hirsch Research scientist, Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering

slhirsch@uw.edu

(206)-384-7350

How science and society adapt to climate change, community and marine renewable energy futures, ecological restoration in a changing climate

climate change
Columbia River Basin
renewable energy
salmon

Anne Hirsch Anne Hirsch Associate professor, School of Nursing

hirsca2@uw.edu

509-385-7490

Nursing education

Rodney Ho Rodney Ho Professor, School of Pharmacy

Anti-viral or covid-19/SAR drug expert, drugs in development, experimental treatment and prevention, global drug access, clinical virology, drug repurposing, translational medicine, infectious disease expert

Anna Lauren Hoffmann Anna Lauren Hoffmann Assistant professor, Information School

alho@uw.edu

206-616-1198

Data ethics; Data and Society; Data, Fairness, and Discrimination

Paula Holmes-Eber Paula Holmes-Eber Affiliate professor, Jackson School of International Studies

pholmese@uw.edu

Culture and conflict in the Middle East, women and Islam, women and war in the Middle East, sectarianism and ethnic identity in the Middle East, U.S. military in Afghanistan and Iraq, new media/Internet and culture change, Arab spring

Afghanistan
Arab Spring
islam
middle east

Robert Holzworth Robert Holzworth Professor, Department of Earth & Space Sciences

bobholz@uw.edu

206-685-7410

Lightning

lightning
weather

Meredith Honig Meredith Honig Professor, College of Education

mihonig@uw.edu

School district decision-making

Heidi Houston Heidi Houston Professor emeritus, Department of Earth & Space Sciences

hhouston@uw.edu

206-616-7092

Deep earthquakes, slow-slip tremors

Cascadia
earthquakes
geology

Bill Howe Bill Howe Associate professor, Information School

billhowe@uw.edu

206-221-9261

Scientific databases, data-intensive scalable computing, visualization, web services, cloud computing, citizen science

citizen science
computer science
data
data science
engineering
informatics

Tania Busch Isaksen Tania Busch Isaksen Senior lecturer, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences

tania@uw.edu

206-685-4919

Safe workplaces, clean air, public health outcomes associated with extreme heat and wildfire smoke exposures, risk communication methods, climate change-related public health adaptation planning and response, sustainable materials management

air quality

Dan Jaffe Dan Jaffe Professor and chair, Physical Sciences Division, UW Bothell

djaffe@uw.edu

425-352-5357

Particles in wildfire smoke, particle transport, wildfire plumes

air quality
pollution
smoke
wildfire

Alex Jen Alex Jen Professor emeritus, Department of Materials Science & Engineering

ajen@uw.edu

206-543-2626

Flexible solar cells made with roller coating and roll-to-roll printing; hybrid thin film

solar

Susan Joslyn Susan Joslyn Associate professor, Department of Psychology

susanj@uw.edu

Decision-making, risk communication

Ian Joughin Ian Joughin Glaciologist, Applied Physics Laboratory

ian@apl.washington.edu

206-221-3177

Glaciers in Greenland and Antarctica, global sea-level rise

Antarctica
glaciers
greenland
ice
polar science
sea-level rise

Peter Kahn Peter Kahn Professor, School of Environmental and Forest Sciences and Department of Psychology

pkahn@uw.edu

206-616-9395

Nature's effects on health; using technology to simulate nature's benefits

Jonathan Kanter Jonathan Kanter Research associate professor, Department of Psychology

jonkan@uw.edu

Mental health consequences of the crisis and how to cope (especially stress and depression); social distancing, isolation, and the importance of staying connected; xenophobia and prejudice during the crisis

Catherine Karr Catherine Karr Professor, School of Medicine and Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences

ckarr@uw.edu

206-616-4355

Pediatric environmental health, air pollution, asthma, pesticides, global children’s environmental health, farmworker health

Reşat Kasaba Reşat Kasaba Professor, Jackson School of International Studies

kasaba@uw.edu

206-543-4373

State-society relations in the Middle East from a historical perspective, Turkey

middle east
politics
Turkey

Aaron Katz Aaron Katz Principal lecturer, Department of Health Services

garlyk@uw.edu

206-550-2277

Health care policy, public health policy, health care markets, health insurance markets, health care safety net, health care reform, Medicaid, ACA, global health policy, global AIDS policy

Lynn Katz Lynn Katz Research professor, Department of Psychology

katzlf@uw.edu

Communicating with children about coronavirus; parenting in the context of coronavirus

Dr. Joel Kaufman Dr. Joel Kaufman Professor, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences and School of Medicine

joelk@uw.edu

206-616-3501

Environmental and occupational epidemiology, health effects of diesel exhaust exposures, environmental factors in cardiovascular and respiratory disease, traffic-related air pollution, environmental health

Rick Keil Rick Keil Professor, School of Oceanography

rickkeil@uw.edu

Organic matter in aquatic environments, water quality, water testing

water quality

Deborah Kelley Deborah Kelley Professor, School of Oceanography

dskelley@uw.edu

206-543-9279

Underwater volcanoes, hydrothermal vents, cabled deep-sea observatories

volcanoes

Maureen Kennedy Maureen Kennedy Assistant professor, School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, UW Tacoma

mkenn@uw.edu

253-692-4981

General regional wildfire issues, wildfire ecology, wildfire science, wildfire severity, strategies to reduce wildfire fuels, reducing fire hazards and impacts on wildlife and homes.

forest fire
UW Tacoma
wildfire

Bill Keough Bill Keough Managing Director, Supply Chain Transportation & Logistics Master’s program

wkeough@uw.edu

Supply chain and logistics

supply chain

Julie Kientz Julie Kientz Professor, Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering

jkientz@uw.edu

206-221-0614

families, kids and technology; consumer health technologies; human-centered design; families using technology to navigate home-based learning during COVID-19 pandemic

family
kids
technology

Jason Kilmer Jason Kilmer Assistant professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

jkilmer@uw.edu

206-685-4512

Evaluating prevention and intervention efforts for alcohol, marijuana, and other drug use by college students

alcohol
drug abuse
drugs
marijuana
prevention

Amy Kim Amy Kim Assistant professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

amyakim@uw.edu

206-685-0228

Indoor (building) air quality during wildfire season

Teri King Teri King Marine water quality specialist, Washington Sea Grant

guatemal@uw.edu

360-432-3054

Harmful algal bloom monitoring, shellfish/seafood safety, aquaculture, shellfish toxins

algae
aquaculture
seafood
shellfish

Sharon Kioko Sharon Kioko Associate professor, Evans School of Public Policy & Governance

skioko@uw.edu

Public finance (US states/local governments), tax policy, voter referendum and tax limitations, education finance (K-12), infrastructure finance/debt management

Daniel Kirschen Daniel Kirschen Professor, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

kirschen@uw.edu

206-543-2174

Smart grids, integration of renewable energy, power system economics, power system security, blackouts

energy
natural gas
power systems

Marieka Klawitter Marieka Klawitter Professor, Evans School of Public Policy & Governance

marieka@uw.edu

206-616-1673

Family and employment policy, gender, policy analysis, sexual orientation policy and savings and asset-building for low-income families

family
gender
income
LGBTQ
policy
sexual orientation

Terrie Klinger Terrie Klinger Professor, School of Marine and Environmental Affairs

tklinger@uw.edu

206 685-2499

Managing natural resources in the ocean; ecological effects of environmental stressors, such as ocean acidification and habitat loss; how rocky intertidal communities respond to and recover from disturbance

acidification
environment
intertidal
ocean

Ed Kolodziej Ed Kolodziej Associate professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

koloj@uw.edu

253-692-5659

Water quality and contaminants in natural and engineered systems, particularly in urban environments. Kolodziej’s research group works to characterize and control non-point source pollution, understand attenuation mechanisms in natural systems, and optimize engineered systems for trace contaminant removal

Gregory Korshin Gregory Korshin Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

korshin@uw.edu

206-543-2394

Corrosion, release of heavy metals (lead, copper) in drinking water and other water contaminants

Steven Kramer Steven Kramer Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

kramer@uw.edu

206-685-2642

Foundations, soil liquefaction

Meade Krosby Meade Krosby Senior scientist, Climate Impacts Group

mkrosby@uw.edu

206-579-8023

Climate change, wildlife movement, climate adaptation

Kristin Laidre Kristin Laidre Associate professor, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences

klaidre@uw.edu

206-616-9030

Arctic marine mammals (narwhals, bowhead whales, belugas) as well as baleen whales (humpbacks and fin whales)

beluga
bowhead whales
fin whales
humpback whales
marine mammals
narwhals
whales

Joshua Lawler Joshua Lawler Professor, School of Environmental and Forest Sciences

jlawler@uw.edu

Nature’s health benefits, and the effectiveness of programs and policies designed to take advantage of those benefits. Director of UW's Nature and Health Initiative.

Ed Lazowska Ed Lazowska Professor, Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering

lazowska@cs.washington.edu

206-543-4755

Techniques and technologies of data-intensive discovery; information technology and public policy; design, implementation and analysis of high-performance computing and communications systems.

Randy LeVeque Randy LeVeque Professor, Department of Applied Mathematics

rjl@uw.edu

206-685-3037

Modeling tsunami wave hazards in the Pacific Northwest

math
modeling
tsunami

Christine Lee Christine Lee Research professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

leecm@uw.edu

206-543-6574

Marijuana and young adults, high-risk behavior, alcohol, prevention, intervention

alcohol
drug use
drugs
marijuana
prevention

Dawn Lehman Dawn Lehman Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

delehman@uw.edu

206-715-2108

Concrete bridges, composite construction, concrete frames, concrete walls and structural steel braced frames

concrete
construction
infrastructure
steel
structures
tsu

Liliana Lengua Liliana Lengua Professor, Department of Psychology

liliana@uw.edu

206-543-5655

Children's resilience in economic disadvantage and adversity; children’s social, emotional and academic competence in the face of adversity

Tom Leschine Tom Leschine Professor emeritus, School of Marine and Environmental Affairs

tml@uw.edu

206-543-0117

Marine policy, risk management and policy

conservation
marine science

Evelyn Lessard Evelyn Lessard Professor, School of Oceanography

elessard@uw.edu

206-543-8795

Harmful algal bloom dynamics and prediction, biological responses to ocean change

algae
climate
ecology
environment

La TaSha Levy La TaSha Levy Assistant professor, Department of American Ethnic Studies

levyl@uw.edu

206-543-4358

African American history, race and ethnicity, social justice, social change movements

ethnicity
history
race
social change
social justice

Clark Lombardi Clark Lombardi Professor, School of Law

lombardi@uw.edu

206-543-4939

Islamic law, constitutional law, religion and the law

federal courts
Islamic law
religion

James D. Long James D. Long Associate professor, Department of Political Science

jdlong@uw.edu

206-543-2947

Elections in fragile and developing countries, voting behavior and turnout, election fraud, corruption, electoral violence

corruption
election
politics
voting

Mark Long Mark Long Professor, Evans School of Public Policy & Governance

marklong@uw.edu

206-543-3787

Policies that affect transitions from high school to college to the labor market

economics
income
minimum wage
policy

George Lovell George Lovell Professor, Department of Political Science

glovell@uw.edu

206-543-2780

American political institutions, political development, social movements and constitutional theory

constitution
politics
social movements

Jessica Lundquist Jessica Lundquist Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

jdlund@uw.edu

206-685-7594

Mountain snow, snow melt and streams

Christine Luscombe Christine Luscombe Professor, Department of Materials Science & Engineering

luscombe@uw.edu

206-616-1220

Design and synthesis of novel organic materials (polymers and macromolecules) for solar applications and flexible electronic devices; emphasis on using less toxic and more environmentally friendly materials

clean energy
solar

Parker MacCready Parker MacCready Professor, School of Oceanography

pmacc@uw.edu

206-685-9588

Modeling and observation of coastal processes; pinpointing where and when tsunami debris might land on Washington’s shores

modeling
tsunami

Devin MacKenzie Devin MacKenzie Associate professor, Department of Materials Sciences & Engineering and Department of Mechanical Engineering

jdmacken@uw.edu

206-221-0309

Scale-up and applications of printed electronics and emerging thin film electronic material such as solar materials and energy storage devices

clean energy
solar

Don MacKenzie Don MacKenzie Associate professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

dwhm@uw.edu

206-685-7198

Electric vehicles, shared use transportation services, energy use in transportation sector

Stephen Majeski Stephen Majeski Professor, Department of Political science

majeski@uw.edu

206-543-9648

U.S. foreign policy

foreign policy
policy
politics

Steve Malone Steve Malone Research professor emeritus, Department of Earth & Space Sciences

smalone@uw.edu

206-685-3811

Regional earthquake and volcanic hazards; helped to monitor and study the first major modern eruption of Mount St. Helens in 1980.

earthquakes
Mount St. Helens

Laurie Marhoefer Laurie Marhoefer Associate professor, Department of History

marl@uw.edu

206-685-5085

Gender, sexuality and LGBT/queer politics in the 20th century United States and Europe, and German electoral politics in the 1920s

antifa
fascism
gender
history
LGBTQ
politics
queer

Cliff Mass Cliff Mass Professor, Department of Atmospheric Sciences

cmass@uw.edu

206-685-0910

Weather prediction and modeling

weather

Guillaume Mauger Guillaume Mauger Research scientist, Climate Impacts Group

gmauger@uw.edu

Pacific Northwest climate change and effects on temperature, precipitation and sea level

Ryan McCabe Ryan McCabe Research scientist, Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean

rmccabe@uw.edu

206-685-0599

Currently leads the UW’s coastal modeling and prediction project, which includes forecasts of harmful algal blooms

algae
coast
modeling

Michael McCann Michael McCann Professor, Department of Political Science

mwmccann@uw.edu

206-543-2780

Politics of low-wage workers, minority race workers, gender and work, market segmentation and labor unions, economic and wage inequity

economics
economy
gender
labor
politics
race

Don McKenzie Don McKenzie Affiliate assistant professor, School of Environmental and Forest Sciences

dmck@uw.edu

206-732-7824

Forest ecology, wildfire ecology, landscape ecology, climate change

Lynn McMurdie Lynn McMurdie Research associate professor, Department of Atmospheric Sciences

lynnm@uw.edu

206-685-9405

Storms, thunderstorms, storms over mountain ranges

Victor Menaldo Victor Menaldo Professor, Department of Political Science

vmenaldo@uw.edu

206-543-2769

Political economy of natural resources and property rights, including intellectual property rights, and regime change

economy
intellectual property
property rights
regime change

Scott Meschke Scott Meschke Professor, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences

jmeschke@uw.edu

Environmental virology

Ian Miller Ian Miller Coastal hazards specialist, Washington Sea Grant

immiller@uw.edu

360-417-6460

Helping coastal communities with issues including sea-level rise and tsunamis; studying historical data and current tsunami-related debris on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula

peninsula
sea-level rise
tsunami

Scott Montgomery Scott Montgomery Lecturer, Jackson School of International Studies

scottlm@uw.edu

206-897-1611

Arctic and oil, oil and gas (reserves, technology, prices, politics), fracking, nuclear power, worked 25 years in the energy industry

arctic
energy
fracking
nuclear power
oil

David Montgomery David Montgomery Professor, Department of Earth & Space Sciences

bigdirt@uw.edu

206-685-2560

Dirt formation, transport, movement, geology, soil health

dirt
geology
soil

Sue Moore Sue Moore Research scientist, Center for Ecosystem Sentinels

moore4@uw.edu

Ecology, bio-acoustics and natural history of whales and dolphins; emphasis on marine mammals in the Pacific Arctic region

bio-acoustics
bioacoustics
dolphins
marine mammals
whales

Kristi Morgansen Kristi Morgansen Professor, Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics

morgansen@aa.washington.edu

206-616-5950

aerospace, mechanical and electrical engineering with a focus in guidance, navigation and control.

Jamie Morison Jamie Morison Polar scientist, UW Applied Physics Laboratory

morison@apl.washington.edu

206-543-1394

Present and future conditions in the Arctic Ocean and Chukchi Sea, sea ice and sea ice seasonality

arctic
ocean
polar science

Robert Naiman Robert Naiman Professor emeritus, School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences

naiman@uw.edu

Rivers

Rebecca Neumann Rebecca Neumann Associate professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

rbneum@uw.edu

206-221-2298

Arsenic and other metal contamination in groundwater; plants and contamination

Jan Newton Jan Newton Oceanographer, UW Applied Physics Laboratory

newton@apl.washington.edu

206-543-9152

Ocean observing, ocean acidification and phytoplankton in Puget Sound and Pacific Northwest waters

Peter Nicolas Peter Nicolas Professor, School of Law

pnicolas@uw.edu

206-685-2459

LGBTQ issues, civil rights, affirmative action, constitutional law, music law, First Amendment issues

affirmative action
civil rights
First Amendment
LGBTQ
music law

Anthony Odell Anthony Odell Research analyst, UW’s Olympic Natural Resources Center

odellamo@uw.edu

360-593-2398

Surveying extent of current West Coast harmful algal bloom; sampling shellfish and water quality along Washington’s outer coast; responding to bloom events on Washington’s outer coast

algae

Dennis O’Dea Dennis O’Dea Senior lecturer, Department of Economics

odea@uw.edu

Public economies, social networks and applied macroeconomics

economics
economy
macroeconomics
social media

Margaret O’Mara Margaret O’Mara Professor, Department of History

momara@uw.edu

206-685-2928

Political, economic and urban history and the history of capitalism; intersections between cities, politics and technology

history
silicon valley
technology

Soojin Oh Park Soojin Oh Park Assistant professor, College of Education

parkso@uw.edu

Early childhood development, parenting, race and income equity, immigrant-origin children, family engagement

Christopher Parker Christopher Parker Professor, Department of Political Science

csparker@uw.edu

206-543-2947

American politics, civil rights, minority and race politics, social movements, public opinion and survey research methods

politics
race

Robert Pavia Robert Pavia Affiliate associate professor, School of Marine and Environmental Affairs

bobpavia@uw.edu

425-502-5243

Scientific aspects of oil spills, preparedness and general oil spill response issues

oil spill
oil spills
water

Diana Pearce Diana Pearce Senior lecturer, School of Social Work

pearce@uw.edu

Income inequality

coronavirus
COVID-19
income
inequality

David Peterson David Peterson Affiliate professor, School of Environmental and Forest Sciences

wild@uw.edu

206-732-7812

Wildfire ecology, forest ecology, climate change, natural resource management

Noam Pianko Noam Pianko Director, Stroum Center for Jewish Studies

npianko@uw.edu

History of Israel; modern Jewish history; Zionism; American Judaism

Carolyn Pinedo-Turnovsky Carolyn Pinedo-Turnovsky Associate professor, Department of American Ethnic Studies

cpt4@uw.edu

206-543-6363

Immigration and citizenship, Latinx studies, race relations, labor, illegality and the everyday experiences of societal membership as undocumented migrants and members of mixed-status families

citizenship
family
immigration
labor
latino
latinx
race

Robert Plotnick Robert Plotnick Professor emeritus, Evans School of Public Policy & Governance

plotnick@uw.edu

206-685-2055

American poverty, income inequality, income support policy and social policy issues

economics
economy
income
inequality
policy
poverty

Brian Polagye Brian Polagye Associate professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering

bpolagye@uw.edu

206-543-7544

Marine renewable energy (wave, tidal, riverine and offshore wind)

Aseem Prakash Aseem Prakash Professor, Department of Political Science

aseem@uw.edu

425-681-5097

Environmental policy, climate governance, NGOs and nonprofits, and voluntary/private regulation

Susan Prichard Susan Prichard Fire ecologist, School of Environmental and Forest Sciences

sprich@uw.edu

509-341-4493

Wildfire ecology, climate change and fire, wildfire management, fuel treatment effectiveness, dry forest restoration, changing landscapes (legacies of fire exclusion, recent wildfires and climate change).

climate change
ecology
forest restoration
wildfire
wildfires

Peter Rabinowitz Peter Rabinowitz Professor, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences

Emerging infectious diseases, zoonotic infectious diseases, One Health

Adrian Raftery Adrian Raftery Professor, Department of Statistics, Department of Sociology

raftery@uw.edu

Interpreting COVID-19 data, understanding different COVID-19 data sources and statistics

COVID-19
data
statistics

Anita Ramasastry Anita Ramasastry Professor, School of Law

arama@uw.edu

Supply chains, workers rights, business and contract issues

Jessica Ray Jessica Ray Assistant professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

jessray@uw.edu

contaminants in stormwater; current green stormwater infrastructure and best management practices; reactive media that can increase contaminant removal; sources of PFAS in water; PFAS properties; current treatment processes for PFAS in water

Crystal Raymond Crystal Raymond Climate adaptation specialist, Climate Impacts Group

clrfire@uw.edu

206-616-4304

Climate change and wildfires, climate adaptation and impact on risk of forest fires

Mouse Reusch Mouse Reusch Regional ShakeAlert coordinator, Pacific Northwest Seismic Network

topo@uw.edu

206-462-8874

Pacific Northwest earthquakes, seismic risk, ShakeAlert earthquake early warning system

earthquakes
shake alert
shakealert

Marilyn Roberts Marilyn Roberts Professor, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences

marilynr@uw.edu

Contamination and disinfection in the environment and on surfaces

Charles Roeder Charles Roeder Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

croeder@uw.edu

206-543-6199

Gusset plates and steel bracing frames; seismic behavior of steel and composite structures; fatigue of steel structures; temperature effects in structures; movements in bridges; bridge bearings and expansion joints

bridges
construction
earthquakes
infrastructure

Franziska Roesner Franziska Roesner Associate professor, Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering

franzi@cs.washington.edu

Computer security and privacy

Roger Roffman Roger Roffman Professor emeritus, School of Social Work

roffman@uw.edu

206-915-6544

Behavioral interventions in the fields of addicted disorders and domestic violence

addiction
domestic violence
social work

Emily Roland Emily Roland Assistant professor, School of Oceanography

eroland@uw.edu

206-685-9617

Physics of seafloor faults, megathrust earthquakes

earthquakes
sea

Jennie Romich Jennie Romich Associate professor, School of Social Work

romich@uw.edu

Poverty, government policies to address inequities

income
inequality
poverty

William Rorabaugh William Rorabaugh Professor, Department of History

rorabaug@uw.edu

206-543-9856

1960s counterculture, alcohol and drug policy after the repeal of Prohibition in 1933, historical perspective on black markets becoming open markets

alcohol drugs
marijuana
prohibition

Elaina Rose Elaina Rose Associate professor, Department of Economics

erose@uw.edu

206-543-5237

Labor economics, development economics and applied microeconomics

economics
economy
labor
microeconomics

Dr. Ali Rowhani-Rahbar Dr. Ali Rowhani-Rahbar Assistant professor, Department of Epidemiology

rowhani@uw.edu

206-221-1602

Injuries and adverse events with the goal of enhancing safety, impact of marijuana use on motor vehicle collisions

epidemiology

Chris Rudell Chris Rudell Associate professor, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

jcrudell@uw.edu

206-685-1600

Wireless communication systems; integrated circuit design, particularly in CMOS technology; analog, mixed-signal, radio- and high-frequency millimeter wave circuit design; integrated neural interfaces; all-CMOS integrated Positron Emission Tomography front-end readout electronics; biomedical integrated circuits

Dr. Coralynn Sack Dr. Coralynn Sack Acting assistant professor, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences and School of Medicine

Lung problems, health effects of smoky air

air quality
wildfire

Tatiana Sadak Tatiana Sadak Associate professor, School of Nursing

sadakt@uw.edu

Geriatric mental health, multi-morbidity, caregiving, dementia, and educating nurses during pandemic

Eric Salathé Eric Salathé Associate professor, School of Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics, UW Bothell

salathe@uw.edu

206-616-5351

Pacific Northwest climate change, extreme weather events

climate change
flooding
UW Bothell
weather

Christopher Schell Christopher Schell Assistant professor, UW Tacoma

cjschell@uw.edu

253-692-5838

Urban carnivores, urban wildlife

Pepper Schwartz Pepper Schwartz Professor, Department of Sociology

couples@uw.edu

206-543-4036

Sexuality, marriage, cohabitation, gender, women’s issues, parent and child issues, communication between men and women in intimate and work relationships

communication
family
gender
LGBTQ
marriage
relationships
sexuality

Dan Schwartz Dan Schwartz Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering

dts@uw.edu

Clean energy research, Washington Clean Energy test-beds, energy storage, accelerating global clean energy development and integration

clean energy

Axel Schweiger Axel Schweiger Polar scientist, UW Applied Physics Laboratory

axel@apl.washington.edu

206-543-1312

Sea ice volume, Arctic weather, polar science

arctic
climate change
physics
polar science
sea ice
weather

Chirag Shah Chirag Shah Associate professor, Information School

chirags@uw.edu

misinformation and search engines, search and recommender systems, machine learning, artificial intelligence

fake news
Google
Google searches

Nancy Simcox Nancy Simcox Lecturer, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences

nsimcox@uw.edu

Use of cleaners and disinfectants in the workplace, green cleaning, and transitioning to safer chemicals

Kate Simonen Kate Simonen Assistant professor, Department of Architecture

ksimonen@uw.edu

206-685-7282

High-performance building systems and environmental life cycle assessment of buildings, explaining engineering concepts to non-technical audiences

architecture
infrastructure

Christopher Simpson Christopher Simpson Professor, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences

simpson1@uw.edu

206-543-3222

Air pollution monitoring and modeling, wood smoke, ambient air pollutants, diesel exhaust, indoor air, pesticides, trace contaminants

wildfires

Mark Smith Mark Smith Professor, Department of Political Science

masmith@uw.edu

206-616-3606

Public opinion, interest groups, political communication, political economy and public policy

elections
politics
public policy

Amy Snover Amy Snover Director, Climate Impacts Group

aksnover@uw.edu

206-221-0222

Climate change effects in the Pacific Northwest. Co-authored numerous regional reports on effects of climate change. Works with regional communities, governments and businesses on preparing for and adapting to climate change.

Emma Spiro Emma Spiro Assistant professor, Information School

espiro@uw.edu

misinformation in social media, including disaster and crisis events; information flow; social behavior and social interaction; collective sensemaking; attention dynamics; role of emergency responders; and computational and data science methods.

Hugh Spitzer Hugh Spitzer Professor, School of Law

spith@uw.edu

206-685-1635

Constitutional law, legal ethics and professional responsibility, legal philosophy and theory, legislative process, local government and municipal law

Kate Stafford Kate Stafford Principal oceanographer, Applied Physics Laboratory

kate2@uw.edu

206-685-8617

Arctic Ocean environment and marine mammals, including blue whales, bowhead and beluga whales; Sound-based monitoring of whales

beluga
blue whales
bowhead
Chile
orcas
whales

John Stanton John Stanton Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

stanton@uw.edu

206-543-6057

General bridge knowledge; earthquake engineering, including seismic isolation; precast and pre-stressed concrete structures; concrete bridges

bridges
concrete
earthquake engineering

Bill Steele Bill Steele Director of outreach and information services, Pacific Northwest Seismic Network

wsteele@uw.edu

206-685-5880

Regional earthquake, volcano and tsunami hazards, risk communication, tours of the UW seismology lab, ShakeAlert earthquake early warning

Eric Steig Eric Steig Professor, Department of Earth and Space Sciences

steig@uw.edu

206-685-3715

Antarctic glaciers, Antarctic ice cores, El Niño cycles

Antarctica
El Nino
glaciers
ice
weather

Nephi Stella Nephi Stella Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

nstella@uw.edu

206-221-5220

Marijuana and neuropathologies, multiple sclerosis

marijuana
multiple sclerosis

Kristi Straus Kristi Straus Associate director, Program on the Environment

kmstraus@uw.edu

Sustainability, personal choices, sustainable behavior

Stuart Streichler Stuart Streichler Affiliate associate professor, Law, Societies and Justice Program

sstreich@uw.edu

206-842-4902

Presidential campaigns, law, Supreme Court, constitutional law, law and race

law
race
supreme court
UW Bothell

Jennifer Stuber Jennifer Stuber Associate professor, School of Social Work

jstuber@uw.edu

206-616-9083

Suicide prevention, mental health policy, social justice, stigma and discrimination, health disparities among vulnerable populations

discrimination
forefront
mental health
suicide

Abigail Swann Abigail Swann Associate professor, Department of Atmospheric Sciences and Department of Biology

aswann@uw.edu

206-616-0486

Vegetation and global climate

biology
climate change
ecosystem
plants

Pooja Tandon Pooja Tandon Associate professor, Department of Pediatrics and Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences

pooja@uw.edu

Strategies for play and exercise for children during COVID-19 restrictions. Research is on preventing childhood obesity and the connection between outdoor play, physical activity and various health and development outcomes in preschool-age children.

LuAnne Thompson LuAnne Thompson Professor, School of Oceanography

luanne@uw.edu

206-543-9965

Climate models, including impact of climate change on heat uptake and large-scale ocean currents; ocean’s role in climate change; sea-level rise; satellite observations of sea-level rise

Jim Thomson Jim Thomson Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

jthomson@apl.washington.edu

206-616-0858

Wave hazards in the Arctic Ocean

arctic
ocean
waves

Joel Thornton Joel Thornton Professor, Department of Atmospheric Sciences

joelt@uw.edu

206-543-4010

Tracking wildfire smoke impacts on air quality and climate, detecting emissions

Judith Thornton Judith Thornton Professor emeritus, Department of Economics

thornj@uw.edu

206-543-5784

Development economics and political economy

economics
economy

Rebecca Thorpe Rebecca Thorpe Associate professor, Department of Political Science

bthorpe@uw.edu

206-543-6493

United States political institutions, political development, state violence, the national security state, criminal justice system

criminal justice system
politics

Harold Tobin Harold Tobin Professor, Department of Earth & Space Sciences

htobin@uw.edu

206-543-6790

Subduction zones, Cascadia Subduction Zone, earthquakes, “ShakeAlert” earthquake early warning system

Cascadia
earthquakes
PNSN
shakealert
subduction

Vera Trainer Vera Trainer Affiliate professor, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences

vera.l.trainer@noaa.gov

206-860-6788

Early detection of toxic algae blooms, impact on coastal fisheries, conditions that influence bloom development

algae
coast
environmental
NOAA

Kathy Troost Kathy Troost Senior lecturer, Department of Earth & Space Sciences

ktroost@uw.edu

206-221-1770

Landslides, Seattle geology, Puget Lowland geology, geologic hazard mapping

Ka-Kit Tung Ka-Kit Tung Professor, Department of Applied Mathematics

ktung@uw.edu

Modeling COVID-19 outbreaks, projecting public health impact, comparing different types of modeling approaches

Stephen Turnovsky Stephen Turnovsky Professor, Department of Economics

sturn@uw.edu

206-685-8028

Economic growth, macroeconomics and international macroeconomics and public economies

economics
economy
macroeconomics

Jacob Vigdor Jacob Vigdor Professor, Evans School of Public Policy and Governance

jvigdor@uw.edu

206-616-4436

Immigration policy, racial and economic inequality, minimum wage

economics
economy
minimum wage
race

Denise Walker Denise Walker Research associate professor, School of Social Work

ddwalker@uw.edu

206-543-7511

Development, testing and implementation of interventions that bring about positive changes in patterns of behavior; treatment of marijuana disorders in both adolescents and adults

Camille Walsh Camille Walsh Associate professor, School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, UW Bothell

camwalsh@uw.edu

425-352-3352

Immigration law

immigration
law
UW Bothell

Joseph Wartman Joseph Wartman Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

wartman@uw.edu

206-685-4806

Slope stability, natural hazards

Stacey Wedlake Stacey Wedlake Research coordinator and analyst, Information School

staceyaw@uw.edu

Digital equity/digital inclusion/digital divides with a more specific focus on adult digital skills in the United States

Jevin West Jevin West Associate professor, Information School

jevinw@uw.edu

206-543-2646

Misinformation, evolution of science, the models and science used to predict the spread of COVID-19

disinformation
misinformation

William Wilcock William Wilcock Professor, School of Oceanography

wilcock@uw.edu

206-543-6043

Marine geology, monitoring seafloor earthquakes, Cascadia subduction zone

Cascadia
earthquakes
geology
subduction zones

John Wilkerson John Wilkerson Professor, Department of Political Science

jwilker@u.washington.edu

206-543-8030

Legislative organization and decision-making, health politics, comparative legislative studies

legislative
legislator
politics
waleg

Daniela Witten Daniela Witten Professor, Department of Biostatistics; Department of Statistics

dwitten@uw.edu

206-616-7182

The development of statistical machine learning methods for high-dimensional data, with applications to genomics and other fields

Kathleen Wolf Kathleen Wolf Research social scientist, School of Environmental and Forest Sciences

kwolf@uw.edu

Nature's benefits for human health, especially on mental health and well-being. Strategies for experiencing benefits of nature while indoors, at home, on walks.

Rob Wood Rob Wood Professor, Department of Atmospheric Sciences

robwood@atmos.washington.edu

206-543-1203

Clouds, marine brightening, climate change, climate variability

climate
clouds

Rebecca Woodgate Rebecca Woodgate Associate professor, School of Oceanography

woodgate@apl.washington.edu

206-221-3268

Arctic Ocean environment, especially in the Bering Strait and Chukchi Sea

arctic
ocean
sea

Paul Yager Paul Yager Professor, Department of Bioengineering

yagerp@uw.edu

Microfluidic bacterial and viral testing at the point of care

Jinkyu "JK" Yang Jinkyu "JK" Yang Associate professor, Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics

jkyang@aa.washington.edu

metamaterials, composites, origami-inspired material/structure design

Michael Yost Michael Yost Professor and chair, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences

airion@uw.edu

206-685-7243

Agricultural safety and health, ambient air pollutants, children’s health, climate change, diesel exhaust, pesticides, noise, vibration exposure

coronavirus
COVID
PPE
wildfire

Lori Zoellner Lori Zoellner Professor, Department of Psychology

zoellner@uw.edu

206-685-3126

Post-traumatic stress disorder; anxiety and trauma among refugees and immigrants

anxiety
immigration
mental health
PTSD
refugees