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May 22, 2024

Initiative releases its 2022-24 Report to the Community

The Population Health Initiative was launched in 2016 by the University of Washington as a 25-year effort to help create a world where all people can live healthier and more fulfilling lives. Eight years later, the Initiative is now driving an interdisciplinary and comprehensive approach to addressing grand societal challenges. Through these successes, the operational…


May 20, 2024

Initiative awards 13 early-stage pilot grants to teams of interdisciplinary UW investigators

The University of Washington Population Health Initiative announced today the award of 13 Tier 1 pilot grants to teams of interdisciplinary researchers representing 11 UW schools and colleges as well as several community-based partners. These 13 awards are worth approximately $400,000, which includes matching funds from schools, departments and units. The projects collectively seek to…


May 14, 2024

Initiative selects summer 2024 cohort of Applied Research Fellows

The University of Washington Population Health Initiative announced today the selection of three graduate students and two undergraduate students as the 2024 cohort of the summer Applied Research Fellowship program. Launched in 2019, the Applied Research Fellowship was created – and continues to be run – in partnership with the University of Washington’s Center for…


May 6, 2024

Initiative selects four graduate students as summer Social Entrepreneurship Fellows

The University of Washington Population Health Initiative announced today the selection of four graduate fellows for the summer 2024 cohort of the Social Entrepreneurship Fellowship program, which is run in partnership with the Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship, CoMotion and the Evans School of Public Policy & Governance. This year’s fellows will spend 10 weeks over…


May 2, 2024

Honorees announced for 2024 undergraduate research recognition awards

The University of Washington Population Health Initiative announced today the 27 students who received Population Health Recognition Awards as part of their participation in the 2024 Undergraduate Research Symposium. These awards, which represent 21 separate projects, recognize each of the students for their innovative and well-presented research work. This award was created in partnership with…


April 30, 2024

Building authentic relationships between academic researchers and communities

History is fraught with repeated violations of researchers breaching the trust of minority communities. From the well-known cases of the 1932 Tuskegee Syphilis study to the more recent Havasupai Genetic Diabetes Research, these ethical violations underscore the importance of prioritizing and fostering respectful and culturally competent relationships between researchers and the communities with which they…


April 23, 2024

Winter quarter 2023 Tier 1 pilot grantees report progress in their projects

Four $25,000 Population Health Initiative Tier 1 pilot grants were awarded to interdisciplinary University of Washington research teams in winter quarter 2022 to investigate pressing population health challenges. Since then, each team has made progress in their respective projects, with the tabs below describing work completed to date. The purpose of Tier 1 pilot grants…


April 17, 2024

UW researchers seek to adapt AI-driven caregiver support tool for Latino community

Weichao Yuwen, an associate professor in the School of Nursing & Healthcare Leadership at the University of Washington Tacoma, and Maggie Ramirez, an assistant professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Washington, are collaborating to adapt the program, Caring for Caregivers Online (COCO), for Latino communities. COCO is a mobile-based chat…


April 10, 2024

Spring quarter 2022 Tier 1 pilot grant awardees report final impact of funded projects

The 11 University of Washington research teams who received $25,000 Population Health Initiative Tier 1 pilot grants in spring 2022 have completed their respective projects and reported the impact of their work. Research teams for these projects featured expertise from eight different UW schools and colleges as well numerous community-based partners. The purpose of the…


April 1, 2024

Initiative awards six proof-of-concept grants to interdisciplinary teams of UW researchers

The University of Washington Population Health Initiative announced today the award of six Tier 2 pilot grants to teams representing researchers from seven different UW schools and colleges as well as multiple community-based partners. A total of $350,000 was awarded, which included $300,000 in funding from the initiative and additional matching funds from different schools,…



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