Ria Francisco receives two awards at recent S-P-H ceremony

Ria Francisco receives Anderson-O’Connell Award for Outstanding Staff Service & Outstanding Staff Award


Ria Francisco plays a vital role in securing millions of dollars in research grants to faculty each year. Recently, Francisco was honored with the Andersen-O’Connell Award for Outstanding Staff Service and the Outstanding Staff Award.

  • Megha Ramaswamy, PhD, MPH

    Sharing public health knowledge through short documentary filmmaking

    Dr. Megha Ramaswamy (PhD, MPH) disseminates insights from her public health research via her S(HE) video series, which stands for Sexual Health Empowerment, and shares stories from women with experiences of incarceration.

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  • Miriana Duran

    Miriana Duran receives Magnuson Scholarship to examine impact of SmartBucks program

    Miriana Duran, PhD student and research scientist with the University of Washington’s Health Promotion Research Center (HPRC), focuses on reducing disparities faced by Latinx communities in Washington. For her PhD, she’s examining the mental health impacts of Seattle’s SmartBucks program.

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  • wooden spoons contain various sugar substitutes

    Are artificial sweeteners a safe sugar substitute?

    Dr. Jim Krieger was interviewed by journalists at the New York Times about the safety of artificial sweeteners. Read below for more information and the full article.

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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.