Investigators in the UW Department of Health Systems and Population Health (HSPop) conduct cutting-edge research across a variety of disciplines. Research topics include health equity, gender and sexuality, urban and rural health disparities, community-based participatory research, social determinants of health, health promotion, tobacco control, health informatics, workforce health, health care systems, chronic diseases, epidemics and pandemics (such as COVID-19), and cancer prevention and control.
Sarah Munro receives grant to research rural medication abortion care
Dr. Sarah Munro’s research team is looking to create evidence-based guidelines to support abortion care for people living in remote areas.
The Role of Patient Decision Aids: Supporting High-Quality Patient-Centered Healthcare
Patient decision aids are evidence-based tools to support shared decision-making between patients and clinicians. Dr. Logan Trenaman, assistant professor, recently co-authored a Cochrane Review of these aids which re-affirmed previous findings. “Compared to usual care, patient decision aids increase patients’ knowledge, their participation in decision-making, and help them make decisions that are aligned with their…
HSPop faculty named leadership in new Learning Health System Scientist Training and Research Center
The Washington-based center will be led in part by professor India Ornelas, assistant professor Maggie Ramirez, and adjunct associate professor Allison Cole of the Department of Health Systems and Population Health in the University of Washington’s School of Public Health and the Kaiser Permanente Washington Research Institute.
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.