Population Health

May 21, 2021

Initiative announces summer 2021 cohort of Applied Research Fellows

A group of students meet to discuss a projectThe Population Health Initiative announced the award of five Population Health Applied Research Fellowships to three graduate and two undergraduate students.

The Applied Research Fellowship program was launched in 2019 in partnership with the University of Washington’s Center for Studies in Demography & Ecology. The fellowship equips students with data analysis, critical thinking and team science skills that will enable them to effectively tackle complex population health challenges and become future leaders in the field.

The cohort of students selected for this year’s fellowship program are:

Name Degree Program School
Ali Ahmed Undergraduate, Political Science Major College of Arts & Sciences
Adrien Allorant PhD, Global Health – Metrics Department of Global Health
Will von Geldern PhD, Public Policy and Management Evans School of Public Policy & Governance
Juliette Randazza Master of Public Health and Master of Public Administration School of Public Health and Evans School of Public Policy & Governance
Grace Rossi Undergraduate, Public Health-Global Health Major School of Public Health

The Population Health Applied Research Fellowships will support these students to spend 10 weeks over the summer working as a team with King County’s demographer and Public Health – Seattle & King County’s Assessment, Policy Development and Evaluation Unit to estimate trends in household size and household characteristics across the county. This work builds upon the efforts of the 2020 cohort of applied research fellows.

This work is particularly relevant given the dramatic changes in size, geographic distribution and demographic makeup of King County, as well as the wide-reaching impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Being able to understand indicator trends across time and space, and how those associated trends vary across age, race and space can provide useful insights for policymakers and future resource allocations.

By working on a real-world, client-driven project as part of a multidisciplinary team, students will understand how to integrate their disciplinary expertise into a team-oriented, problem-solving approach that develops multi-pronged solutions to population health challenges.

Learn more about this fellowship program by visiting its web page.