Population Health

Journal articles

A selection of scientific publications supported by the Population Health Initiative include:


  1. February 2023 – Changes in Precarious Employment and Health in the United States Amidst the COVID-19 PandemicPreventive Medicine Reports
  2. January 8, 2023 – The Role of Trust in Older Adult Service Provision at the Onset of the COVID-19 PandemicJournal of Gerontological Social Work


  1. December 20, 2022 – “When people see me, they know me; they trust what I say”: characterizing the role of trusted sources for smoke risk communication in the Okanogan River Airshed Emphasis AreaBMC Public Health
  2. December 7, 2022 – Early Pandemic Access to COVID-19 Testing in the Somali Community in King County, Washington, USA: a Mixed-Methods EvaluationJournal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities
  3. November 11, 2022 – Meeting Older Adults’ Food Needs During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Lessons And Challenges from Washington StateJournal of Aging & Social Policy
  4. November 1, 2022 – Place-Based Improvements for Public Safety: Private Investment, Public Code Enforcement, and Changes in Crime at Microplaces across Six U.S. CitiesJustice Quarterly
  5. October 22, 2022 – Impact of Online Learning in the Context of COVID-19 on Undergraduates with Disabilities and Mental Health ConcernsACM Transactions on Accessible Computing
  6. October 12, 2022 – Amigas Latinas Motivando el Alma: In-Person and Online Delivery of an Intervention to Promote Mental Health Among Latina Immigrant WomenJournal of Integrative and Complementary Medicine
  7. September 16, 2022 – A Review of Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response (PHEPR) Curricula in US CEPH-Accredited Schools and Programs of Public HealthDisaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
  8. August 31, 2022 – Gentrification, Mobility, and Exposure to Contextual Determinants of Health/a> – Housing Policy Debate
  9. August 10, 2022 – Examining Employment Conditions During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Pasifika CommunitiesHealth Equity
  10. August 4, 2022 – No One Should Feel Like They’re Unsafe: Mobility Justice Photovoice as a Youth Advocacy Tool for Equitable Community MobilityFamily and Community Health
  11. June 30, 2022 – The effect of weather and climate on dengue outbreak risk in Peru, 200-2018: A time-series analysisPLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases
  12. June 23, 2022 – One Vax Two Lives: a social media campaign and research program to address COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in pregnancyAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  13. June 14, 2022 – Comparison of Screening Colonoscopy Rates After Positive Noninvasive Testing for Colorectal Cancer in States With and Without Cost-SharingJAMA Network
  14. June 8, 2022 – Hotels as Noncongregate Emergency Shelters: An Analysis of Investments in Hotels as Emergency Shelter in King County, Washington During the COVID-19 PandemicHousing Policy Debate
  15. June 2022 – Physical activity monitoring data following disastersSustainable Cities and Societies
  16. May 22, 2022 – Climate to COVID, global to local, policies to people: a biopsychosocial ecological framework for syndemic prevention and response in behavioral medicineTranslational Behavioral Medicine
  17. May 17, 2022 – Behavioral Health Integration in Community Health Centers and Emergency Department UsePsychiatric Services
  18. May 15, 2022 – Passively sensing SARS-CoV-2 RNA in public transit busesScience of the Total Environment
  19. March 7, 2022 – The Impact of Pet Ownership on Healthcare-Seeking Behavior in Individuals Experiencing HomelessnessAnthrozoös
  20. February 2022 – Artificial Intelligence in Clinical Cardiac ElectrophysiologyEP Lab Digest
  21. February 2022 – How do single-family homeowners value residential and commercial density? It dependsLand Use Policy
  22. January 25, 2022 – Fitness, Parks, and Active Transportation Organizations Support Community Recovery and Physical Activity After DisastersLerner Center for Public Health Promotion: Population Health Research Brief Series
  23. January 18, 2022 – Maternal Mental Health and Child Adjustment Problems in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic in Families Experiencing Economic DisadvantageResearch on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology
  24. January 2022 – Housing cost burden and life satisfactionJournal of Housing and the Built Environment


  1. December 31, 2021 – Identifying Risk of Adverse Outcomes in COVID-19 Patients via Artificial Intelligence-Powered Analysis of 12-Lead Intake ElectrocardiogramCardiovascular Digital Health Journal
  2. December 17, 2021 – Tropical deforestation accelerates local warming and loss of safe outdoor working hoursOne Earth
  3. December 1, 2021 – Stakeholder perceptions of community pharmacist population health management of people living with epilepsyEpilepsy & Behavior
  4. November 17, 2021 – Decolonising the global to local movement: Time for a new paradigmGlobal Public Health
  5. November 11, 2021 – The effect of deforestation and climate change on all-cause mortality and unsafe work conditions due to heat exposure in Berau, Indonesia: a modelling studyThe Lancet Planetary Health
  6. November 1, 2021 – A Multi-Site Analysis of the Prevalence of Food Insecurity in the United States, before and during the COVID-19 PandemicCurrent Developments in Nutrition
  7. October 27, 2021 – Religious coping, perceived discrimination, and posttraumatic growth in an international sample of forcibly displaced MuslimsMental Health, Religion and Culture
  8. October 21, 2021 – Coping With COVID-19: The Impact of the Pandemic on Latina Immigrant Women’s Mental Health and Well-beingHealth Education and Behavior
  9. October 20, 2021 – The effect of social interaction quantity and quality on depressed mood and loneliness: A daily diary studyJournal of Social and Personal Relationships
  10. October 14, 2021 – Sociodemographic and clinical features predictive of SARS-CoV-2 test positivity across healthcare visit-typesPLOS ONE
  11. October 6, 2021 – Developing a Concept of Operations Template to Guide Collaborative Disaster Research Response Between Academic Public Health and Public Health AgenciesDisaster Medicine and Public Health Response
  12. October 2021 – A Brief, Mobile Intervention to Decrease Depression and Loneliness and Improve Relationship Quality During the Covid-19 PandemicJournal of Social and Clinical Psychology
  13. September 22, 2021 – Control of SARS-CoV-2 infection after Spike DNA or Spike DNA plus Protein co-immunization in rhesus macaquesPLOS Pathogens
  14. September 21, 2021 – The Role of Social Connectedness in Buffering the Effects of Discrimination on Post-Trauma Cognitions in Forcibly Displaced MuslimsPsychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy
  15. September 2, 2021 – Health and safety risk perceptions and needs of app-based drivers during COVID-19American Journal of Industrial Medicine
  16. August 25, 2021 – The hidden influence of communities in collaborative funding of clinical scienceRoyal Society Open Science
  17. August 21, 2021 – A novel approach to modeling epidemic vulnerability, applied to Aedes aegypti-vectored diseases in PerúBMC Infectious Diseases
  18. August 3, 2021 – Creating a Digital Bridge: Lessons and Policy Implications from a Technology Access and Distribution Program for Low-income Job SeekersTPRC49: The 49th Research Conference on Communication, Information and Internet Policy
  19. August 2021 – Perspectives of Fitness, Parks, and Active Transportation Organizations on Factors Influencing Physical Activity and Wellbeing during Disaster RecoveryInternational Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disaster
  20. July 30, 2021 – Discovery and Characterization of Spike N-Terminal Domain-Binding Aptamers for Rapid SARS-CoV-2 DetectionAngewandte Chemie International Edition
  21. July 7, 2021 – Distress among undergraduates: Marginality, stressors and resilience resourcesJournal of American College Health
  22. July 1, 2021 – Higher severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 infection rate in pregnant patientsAmerican Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  23. July 1, 2021 – Disease severity, pregnancy outcomes, and maternal deaths among pregnant patients with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 infection in Washington StateAmerican Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  24. June 29, 2021 – Landscape of Preterm Birth Therapeutics and a Path ForwardJournal of Clinical Medicine
  25. June 28, 2021 – College from home during COVID-19: A mixed-methods study of heterogeneous experiencesPLOS ONE
  26. June 25, 2021 – Seeking justice, eating toxics: overlooked contaminants in urban community gardensAgriculture and Human Values
  27. June 21, 2021 – A low-intensity behavioral intervention for depression in older adults delivered by lay coaches: proof-of-concept trialAging and Mental Health
  28. June 14, 2021 – Cumulative Impacts and COVID-19: Implications for Low-Income, Minoritized, and health-Compromised Communities in King County, WAJournal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities
  29. June 2, 2021 – Reaching the Unreached: Bridging Islam and Science to Treat the Mental Wounds of WarFrontiers in Psychiatry
  30. May 2021 – Islamic Trauma Healing: Integrating Faith and Empirically Supported Principles in a Community-Based ProgramCognitive and Behavioral Practice
  31. April 1, 2021 – Community pharmacists’ role in caring for people living with epilepsy: A scoping reviewEpilepsy & Behavior
  32. March 15, 2021 – A comparison of SARS-CoV-2 wastewater concentration methods for environmental surveillanceScience of the Total Environment
  33. March 11, 2021 – Warming from tropical deforestation reduces worker productivity in rural communitiesNature Communications
  34. March 9, 2021 – Not quite a block party: COVID-19 street reallocation programs in Seattle, WA and Vancouver, BCSSM – Population Health
  35. March 2021 – COVID-19 Rapid Response: Design Determinants of Seattle Food Retail Business Continuity106th ACSA Annual Meeting Proceedings, The Ethical Imperative
  36. February 28, 2021 – Information needs and priority use cases of population health researchers to improve preparedness for future hurricanes and floodsJournal of the American Medical Informatics Association
  37. January 27, 2021 – Self-Care Needs and Technology Preferences Among Parents in Marginalized Communities: Participatory Design StudyJMIR Pediatrics and Parenting
  38. Jaunary 2021 – Differences in Posttraumatic and Psychosocial Outcomes Among Refugees, Asylum Seekers, and Internally Displaced PersonsJournal of Nervous and Mental Disease


  1. December 18, 2020 – Community-Level Factors Associated with COVID-19 Cases and Testing Equity in King County, WashingtonInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
  2. December 4, 2020 – COVID-19 Contact Tracing and Privacy: A Longitudinal Study of Public OpinionDigital Threats: Research and Practice
  3. December 11, 2020 – Making seafood accessible to low-income and nutritionally vulnerable populations on the U.S. West CoastJournal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development
  4. October 14, 2020 – Understanding and Addressing Latinx COVID-19 Disparities in Washington StateHealth Education & Behavior
  5. October 13, 2020 – Modernizing Training in Psychotherapy Competencies With Adaptive Learning Systems: Proof of ConceptResearch on Social Work Practice
  6. October 1, 2020 – Emotional Dysregulation, Depression, and Functional Impairment at Baseline and 6-Month Follow up in Youth Admitted to an Inpatient Psychiatric Unit for Aggression or DepressionJournal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  7. September 23, 2020 – Owning vs. Renting: the benefits of residential stability?Housing Studies
  8. July 17, 2020 – Large scale tropical deforestation drives extreme warmingEnvironmental Research Letters
  9. June 25, 2020 – Lethal Means Assessment in Psychiatric Emergency Services: Frequency and Characteristics of AssessmentArchives of Suicide Research
  10. April 25, 2020 – A Wizard-of-Oz Interface and Persona-based Methodology for Collecting Health Counseling DialogCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
  11. April 25, 2020 – Participatory Design of a Tailored Self-Management Program for Caregivers of Children/a> – Western Institute of Nursing Annual Communicating Nursing Research Conference