There are more than 25 DGH or DGH-affiliated centers, programs, and initiatives.
- UW/Fred Hutcheson Cancer Research Center Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) led by King Holmes, MD, PhD, involves more than 300 UW and affiliated faculty and research scientists through 10 research cores and three scientific programs.
- Global Center for Integrated Health of Women, Adolescents, and Children (Global WACh) led by Grace John-Stewart, MD, MPH, PhD, is a collaboration among UW's departments of Global Health, Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and institutions in Ethiopia, Kenya, Mexico, and Peru.
- Global Health Resource Center (GHRC) led by Daren Wade, MSW, is the main networking vehicle for the Department of Global Health.
- Health Alliance International (HAI) led by James Pfeiffer, MPH, PhD, focuses on improving structures that lead to health disparities.
- Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) led by Christopher J.L. Murray, MD, PhD, has attracted talented core researchers to answer three critical questions: What are the world's major health problems? How well is society addressing these problems? How do we best dedicate resources to maximize health improvement?
- International Clinical Research Center (ICRC), led by groundbreaking international clinical trials leader Connie Celum, MD, MPH, is conducting multiple clinical trials throughout Africa related to the prevention of HIV.
- International Training & Education Center for Health (I-TECH) is a collaboration between the University of Washington and University of California, San Francisco. They work in partnership with local ministries of health, universities, NGOs, medical facilities, and other organizations to support the development of a skilled health care workforce and well-organized national health delivery systems. I-TECH has offices throughout Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean and is led by Ann Downer, MS, EdD, at UW, and Michael Reyes, MD, MPH, at UCSF.
Programs and Initiatives
- Climate Change & Global Health Initiative co-led by Luanne Thompson, PhD and Judd Walson, MD. This initiative brings together faculty from across the university to work on a common framework for research and education at the intersection of environmental and climate change and human health at the global scale.
- Disease Control Priorities Network (DCPN) led by Dean Jamison, PhD and Rachel Nugent, PhD. DCPN aims to improve the allocation of health resources in countries and globally across a wide range of investment options, including interventions, service delivery platforms (e.g. community health clinics, hospitals, public health services), population-wide interventions and policies, and research and development of new health technologies.
- Global Medicines Program led by Andreas Stergachis, PhD, RPh; Lou Garrison, PhD; Joseph Babigumira, MBChB, PhD; and Alisa Jenny, MPH. Global Medicines Program works to improve the access, use, safety, quality, cost-effectiveness, and affordability of medicines in low and middle-income income countries.
- Global Injury and Violence Prevention Initiative led by Charles Mock, MD, PhD; Beth Ebel, MPH, MD; Melissa Schiff, MD, MPH; Frederick Rivara, MD, MPH; Anne Moudon, PhD; Hilaire Thompson, PhD. This initiative works to increase capacity for injury control research, training and interventions globally.
- Kenya Research Program led by Grace John-Stewart, MD, MPH, PhD; Carey Farquhar, MD, MPH; Barbra Richardson; and Scott McClelland, MD, MPH. The Kenya Research Program at the University of Washington provides an academic forum to support both trainees and investigators in the planning, implementation, analysis, and presentation of research conducted in Kenya.
- Partnership for Medical Education in Kenya (PRIME-K) led by Carey Farquhar, MD, MPH; Grace John Stewart, PhD, MD, MPH; Deepa Rao, PhD. This Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI), funded by NIH and HRSA, supports medical education, and research capacity development in sub-Saharan African institutions.
- Program in Education and Research in Latin America (PERLA) led by Joseph Zunt, MD, MPH; Tony Lucero, PhD; Adam Warren, PhD. PERLA encourages multidisciplinary research, training and implementation activities and provide a forum to bring faculty, students, and community members together to improve the health and well-being of people in Latin America and the Caribbean.
- Program on Global Mental Health led by Deepa Rao, PhD, MA, Jurgen Unützer, MD, MPH, MA; Jane Simoni, PhD. The UW Program on Global Mental Health is a regional interdisciplinary forum for research, training, and service-related activities aimed to address gaps in the implementation of effective global mental health interventions.
- Strengthening Care Opportunities through Partnership in Ethiopia (SCOPE), led by Microsoft alumnae Nancy Andrews in partnership with Judd Walson MD, MPH. SCOPE improves the lives of people living with HIV/AIDS and prevents new infections through medicine, faith, and community partnerships dedicated to outreach, education, and training.
- Strategic Analysis, Research & Training Program (START) led by Judd Walson, MD, MPH, and Lisa Manhart, PhD, MPH. START provides high-quality analysis and research support in response to specific requests from program teams at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and train and increase capacity of UW students to engage in relevant applied research in a real-world setting.
- Treatment Research & Expert Education (TREE) – led by Michael Chung, MD, MPH. TREE is dedicated to addressing the health needs of people living in resource-limited settings through quality medical care, academic research, training and education.
- International AIDS Research and Training Program (IARTP) in Dept. of Epidemiology led by Carey Farquhar, MD, MPH.
- Fogarty Global Health Fellows Program led by Joseph Zunt (Peru), MD, MPH; and Carey Farquhar (Kenya), MD, MPH.
- Fogarty ICOHRTA-AIDS/TB Program - Peru led by Joseph Zunt, MD, MPH.
- Global Health Immersion Program (GHIP, formerly IHOP) led by Susan Graham, MD, PhD, MPH, and Daren Wade, MSW.
- Global Health Residency Programs led by Carey Farquhar, MD, MPH; and Suzinne Pak-Gorstein MD, PhD, MPH.
- Global Health Clinical Elective led by Scott McClelland, MD, MPH.
- Afya Bora Fellowship in Global Health Leadership led by Carey Farquhar, MD, MPH.
- East Africa Diploma Course in Tropical Medicine led by Christopher Sanford, MD, MPH; and Paul Pottinger, MD.
- Distance Learning Programs led by Michael Chung, MD, MPH; and Ann Downer, EdD.
For more information on our degree and certificate programs, visit our academic programs' pages.
UW students working in the Puente Piedra slum in Peru as part of the Program in Education and Research in Latin America (PERLA) program.
The Global Center for Integrated Health of Women, Adolescents, and Children (Global WACh) involves partnerships in pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, and institutions in Kenya, Ethiopia, Mexico, and Peru.
Climate Change and Global Health involves more than 25 collaborations on and off campus and could position University of Washington as having a major impact on climate change and global health.