Compassion, efficiency and ‘just going for it’

“I aspire to sit back as a researcher and observe how leaders lead and identify the places in which there is opportunity. I think the most important thing is trusting that the leaders of education programs and centers have institutional knowledge and know what they’re doing.”

Dr. Megha Ramaswamy, PhD, MPH, to assume the role of chair of Health Systems and Population Health (HSPop).

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    Sherry Wu (MPH ’23) Awarded APHA’s Masters Student Research Award in Aging and Public Health

    Sherry Wu, Research Coordinator and UW alum, has been awarded the 2023 Masters Student Research Award in Aging and Public Health. Wu says, “Our society’s emphasis on productivity categorizes older adults as less desirable. But the experiences and wisdom of older adults are invaluable, and they have a right to fulfilling and healthy lives.”


  • "I am training the next generation of health professionals to honor, celebrate and support the strengths and contributions of communities." -India Ornelas

    Ornelas Named 2023 Aspen Institute Ascend Fellow

    India Ornelas, Acting Chair and Professor of Health Systems and Population Health, has been named an Aspen Institute 2023 Ascend Fellow. The Ascend Fellowship brings together leaders from across the U.S. who are transforming systems to promote the well-being and prosperity of all children and families. 


  • Balancing a master's program and full-time career

    Balancing Act: Pursuing a Master’s Degree While Working Full-Time

    For students already immersed in their careers, pursuing a master’s degree while working full-time can seem insurmountable. To better support students with full-time careers, the MHIHIM program is delivered in a flexible hybrid online format called HyFlex (Hybrid Flexible) where classes are held both in-person and online simultaneously.


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.