The Department has 28 centers, programs, and initiatives (CPIs) working on improving health in more than 130 countries around the world through research, capacity building, and training.
Center for AIDS Research (CFAR)
UW/Fred Hutch Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) is an NIH-funded infrastructure program that advances the prevention, detection, and treatment of HIV infection and AIDS by fostering collaborative and interdisciplinary research, supporting career development in early-stage investigators, and providing cutting-edge core support to researchers and scientists at our affiliated institutions. CFAR members include more than 550 UW and affiliated faculty, research scientists, and predoctoral and postdoctoral students. Led by Jared Baeten, MD, PhD.
Center for Health and the Global Environment (CHanGE)
The Center for Health and the Global Environment (CHanGE) facilitates interdisciplinary collaborations across UW’s schools and colleges to promote systems-based approaches to help communities prepare for, cope with, and adapt to a changing climate. Led by Jeremy Hess, PhD.
Disease Control Priorities Network (DCPN)
Disease Control Priorities Network (DCPN) promotes evidence-based priority setting to inform policy and improve resource allocations for health in low-and-middle-income-countries, through the publication of Disease Control Priorities, 3rd Edition, and direct engagement with policymakers, health professionals, academic organizations, and researchers. Led by Dean Jamison, PhD, and Charles Mock, MD, PhD.
Global Center for Integrated Health of Women, Adolescents and Children (Global WACh)
Global Center for Integrated Health of Women, Adolescents and Children (Global WACh) is a joint effort among the UW departments of Global Health, Pediatrics, and Obstetrics & Gynecology. The center makes scientific discoveries, cultivates leaders, and bridges disciplines to advance the tightly connected health and well-being of women, adolescents, and children. Led by Grace John-Stewart, MD, MPH, PhD.
Global Injury and Violence Prevention Initiative
Global Injury and Violence Prevention Initiative works to increase capacity for injury control research, training, and interventions globally. Learn more about the graduate certificate. Led by Charles Mock, MD, PhD.
Global Medicines Program
The Global Medicines Program works to improve the access, use, safety, quality, cost-effectiveness, and affordability of medicines in low and middle-income countries. Led by Andreas Stergachis, PhD, BPharm.
Global Mental Health Program
The Global Mental Health Program is a regional, interdisciplinary forum for research, training, and service-related activities to address gaps in the implementation of effective global mental health interventions. Led by Pamela Collins, MD, MPH.
Health Alliance International (HAI)
Health Alliance International (HAI) is a UW-affiliated, non-governmental organization that engages in program implementation, research, and evaluation to strengthen government primary health care and foster social, economic, and health equity for all. HAI consists of roughly 150 field staff in Mozambique, Timor-Leste, and Côte d’Ivoire, and 29 staff at headquarters in Seattle. There are currently 29 DGH faculty members with active HAI engagements, led by James Pfeiffer, MPH, PhD.
Health Economic Impact Studies for Translation (HEIST)
Health Economic Impact Studies for Translation (HEIST) facilitates the integration of health economics into global health research and implementation with the overall goal of building efficient programs that maximize health benefits. Led by Joseph Babigumira, MBChB, PhD, Ruanne Barnabas, MBChB, DPhil, and Carol Levin, PhD.
Implementation Science Program
The Department of Global Health is a leader in implementation science and its Implementation Science Program involves a growing array of research and educational activities that span across the Department’s centers, programs and initiatives (notably the Center for AIDS Research Implementation Scientific Working group, HAI, I-TECH, and the Kenya Research Program). Led by Bryan Weiner, PhD, Kenneth Sherr, PhD, MPH, and Melissa Mugambi, MD, PhD.
International Clinical Research Center (ICRC)
International Clinical Research Center (ICRC) conducts a wide range of intervention-based and observational studies with 100+ collaborators across multiple U.S. and international institutions. Co-led by Connie Celum, MD, MPH, and Jared Baeten, MD, PhD, with a biorepository of over 2.5 million specimens, directed by Jairam R. Lingappa, MD, PhD.
International Training & Education Center for Health (I-TECH)
International Training & Education Center for Health (I-TECH) is a collaboration between the University of Washington and the University of California, San Francisco. The two universities work in partnership with local ministries of health, universities, NGOs, medical facilities, and other organizations in more than 30 countries to support the development of a skilled health care workforce and well-organized national health delivery systems. Led by Ann Downer, MS, EdD, at UW, and Michael Reyes, MD, MPH, at UCSF.
Kenya Research and Training Center (KRTC)
The Kenya Research and Training Center (KRTC) provides an academic forum to support both trainees and investigators in the planning, implementation, analysis, and presentation of research conducted in Kenya. Led by Carey Farquhar, MD, MPH, and Scott McClelland, MD, MPH.
MetaCenter for Pandemic Preparedness and Global Health Security
The UW MetaCenter for Pandemic Preparedness and Global Health Security aims to limit the extent of infectious disease epidemics and thereby save lives. We are fostering a bold, comprehensive, and integrated systems approach spearheaded by top scientists and practitioners across disciplines that focuses on improving readiness before epidemics hit. Led by Peter Rabinowitz, MD, MPH.
Program in Education and Research in Latin America (PERLA)
Program in Education and Research in Latin America (PERLA) encourages interdisciplinary research, training, and implementation activities, and provides 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. Led by Joseph Zunt, MD, MPH.
Strengthening Care Opportunities through Partnership in Ethiopia (SCOPE)
Strengthening Care Opportunities through Partnership in Ethiopia (SCOPE) improves the lives of people living with HIV/AIDS and prevents new infections through partnership with medical and faith communities dedicated to outreach, education, and training. Led by Microsoft alumna Nancy Andrews in partnership with Judd Walson MD, MPH.
Center for One Health Research (COHR)
The Center for One Health Research (COHR) investigates the health linkages between humans, animals, and their shared environments; including zoonoses, comparative clinical medicine, animals as sentinels, animal worker health, food safety, and the human-animal bond. Through transdisciplinary partnerships, COHR develops innovative strategies for healthy coexistence between humans and animals in sustainable local and global ecosystems. The COHR is housed within the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences.