Population Health

March 3, 2020

Application period open for 2020 summer applied research fellowships

Image of students working on a white boardThe Population Health Initiative, in partnership with the University of Washington’s Center for Studies in Demography & Ecology, is accepting applications for the summer 2020 Population Health Applied Research Fellowship Program until April 3, 2020.

This paid fellowship program will offer a multidisciplinary team of undergraduate and graduate students training in data analysis techniques as well as in research and presentation skills while they develop a work product for an external partner.

The summer 2020 project team’s external partner will be King County’s demographer and Public Health – Seattle & King County’s Assessment, Policy Development and Evaluation Unit. Students will learn how to create projections of King County’s population at various sub-county units, specifically looking at how the population will change in ways that are relevant for King County’s future health and resource challenges. Fellows will then apply this knowledge to develop recommendations for how to account for the upcoming demographic challenges in the next decades.

The fellowship team will be composed of three graduate students and two undergraduate students, and they will be supervised by faculty and staff from the Population Health Initiative and the Center for Studies in Demography & Ecology. Students from all UW schools and colleges on UW’s three campuses are eligible to apply.

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