Population Health

March 31, 2021

Application period open for 2021 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 2021 Population Health Applied Research Fellowship Program until April 22, 2021.

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 2021 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 estimate trends in household size and household characteristics across the county. They will then explore the trending associations between household size, population and resources throughout King County across neighborhoods, cities and communities over time, from the past to the present. This project will build on the work of last summer’s cohort of fellows, and will offer county policy makers insights into how current and future “shocks” may affect housing trends in the county.

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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