The Department has 27 programs, centers, and initiatives working on improving health in more than 130 countries around the world through research, capacity building and training.
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.
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 Kristie Ebi, PhD.
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 Rachel Nugent, PhD, and Dean Jamison, PhD.
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 Health Resource Center (GHRC) coordinates key events, conferences, and fellowships to facilitate UW student fieldwork opportunities in global health, and provides advising and career support to UW students and alumni. The GHRC also provides information and referral to the global health community regarding ongoing activities within the Department. Led by Daren Wade, MSW.
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.
The Global Medicines Program works to improve the access, use, safety, quality, cost-effectiveness, and affordability of medicines in low and middle-income income countries. Led by Andreas Stergachis, PhD, RPh, and Lou Garrison, PhD.
Health Alliance International (HAI) is a UW-affiliated, non-governmental organization that partners with ministries of health to strengthen government primary health care and foster social, economic, and health equity for all. HAI consists of over 150 field staff in Mozambique, Timor-Leste, and Côte d’Ivoire, and 22 staff at headquarters in Seattle, including seven UW DGH faculty. Led by James Pfeiffer, MPH, PhD.
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.
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 and Kenneth Sherr, PhD, MPH.
International Clinical Research Center (ICRC) conducts a wide range of intervention-based and observational studies in collaboration 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) 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.
The Kenya Research and Training Center 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.
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.
The Program on Global Mental Health 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 Deepa Rao, PhD, Jurgen Unützer, MD, MPH, and Jane Simoni, PhD.
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.
The Center for One Health Research 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.