Population Health

February 13, 2024

Applications now being accepted for 2024 summer applied research fellowships

Image of students working on a white boardThe Population Health Initiative is partnering with the University of Washington’s Center for Studies in Demography & Ecology for the sixth consecutive summer to offer the Population Health Applied Research Fellowship program. Applications for this summer’s cohort will be accepted until March 29, 2024 from undergraduate and graduate students across all UW schools and colleges on all three UW campuses.

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 2024 Population Health Applied Research Fellowship team will work closely with the King County Demographer and an epidemiologist at the Assessment, Policy Development, and Evaluation Unit at Public Health – Seattle & King County to explore longitudinal business-level data and quantify the opening, closing, and tenure of businesses across the county from 1997 – 2022.

Ultimately, the team plans to build on the work of previous fellows to explore business changes by employee size, business type, and whether the company is publicly or privately owned. They will also examine the spatial distribution of business closures and openings across King County, placing that data in the context of other demographic characteristics.

Three graduate students and two undergraduate students will compose the fellowship team. They will be supervised by faculty and staff from the Population Health Initiative and the Center for Studies in Demography & Ecology.

Join us for an informational session on March 4, 2024 in the Hans Rosling Center for Population Health from 12 – 1 p.m. Pacific. Virtual option also available. Please RSVP to let us know you if you will attend.