Stankovic combines passions for music and public health in her research

“I believe music transports you to another world and reaches parts of the brain other things can’t…It’s definitely something that can have amazing results. We don’t quite know why yet because our brain is just so complicated and amazing,” Stankovic said.

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    New research shows long-lasting effectiveness of physical activity programs in rural areas

    Research shows the myriad health benefits of physical activity, from preventing cardiovascular disease and Type II diabetes to lowering overall mortality. Replacing even 30 minutes of sedentary activity a day with physical activity has measurable benefits. Worryingly few Americans, however, meet federal physical activity guidelines, especially in rural areas. 


  • HSPop group at SPH Awards of Excellence

    HSPop faculty, staff, students recognized with Awards of Excellence

    The University of Washington School of Public Health (SPH) recognized dozens of students, staff, and faculty at its annual Excellence Awards celebration on May 14, 2024 in the Hans Rosling Center for Population Health. The Excellence Awards celebrates members of the SPH community for their dedication, service, and many contributions to public health.


  • Lisa Callegari and Shanise Owens

    Understanding racial disparities in uterine fibroid care

    Compared to other races receiving treatment for fibroids, Black women are more likely to be put through invasive surgeries, yet they still end up having worse outcomes. “One key takeaway from our research is the importance of offering Black veterans multiple treatment options, including fertility-sparing choices,” says Owens.


HSEED Award and Student Funding

The Health Systems Excellence, Equity, and Distinction (HSEED) Award honors students and helps increase diversity in the field of public health. The HSEED Award is presented annually to students in our degree programs.