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CSDE Welcomes 4 New Faculty Affiliates

Posted: 7/19/2023 (CSDE Research)

CSDE’s Executive Committee is pleased to introduce four of our new UW Faculty Affiliates:

  • Liane Sheppard – Rohm & Haas Endowed Professor, Biostatistics and Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences. Liane is principal investigator of a NIH-funded training grant called Biostatistics, Epidemiologic & Bioinformatics Training in Environmental Health, and she oversees the SURE-EH training program, a project to promote diversity in the environmental health sciences. She is also co-principal investigator of the NIH-funded Adult Changes in Thought Air Pollution study and of a Health Effects Institute study to better understand the role of exposure assessment design and modeling in inference about air pollution health effects. She is also a Fellow of the American Statistical Association. In 2021, she was named chair of the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee, and currently serves on the National Research Council Committee for the Review of EPA’s 2021 Formaldehyde Assessment, as well as the Environmental Sciences Review Panel of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.
  • Erin (Abu-Rish) BlakeneyResearch Assistant Professor, UW School of Nursing; Team Science Core Co-Director, UW Institute of Translational Health Sciences. Erin has nearly 15 years of experience as a health professions and health services researcher in developing, implementing, and testing team-based approaches to interprofessional education, healthcare, and research. Her past and current work focus on changing the social, cultural, and historic systems that create and
    perpetuate inequalities in health research, training, care and outcomes.
  • Kemi M. Doll – Associate Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology. Kemi is a gynecologic oncologist with training in epidemiology and clinical research, which she uses to apply health equity frameworks to long-standing racial inequities in endometrial cancer (EC). She has expertise in population-level analyses, community-engaged research, and patient-reported outcomes. She has pursued a bold and broad research agenda to eliminate the Black-White mortality gap in EC, securing several peer-reviewed, competitive grants from the National Comprehensive Cancer Center Network (NCCN), the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), and National Institute for Minority Health and Health Disparity (NIMHD).
  • Steven BourassaProfessor and Chair, Runstad Department of Real Estate; Director, Washington Center for Real Estate Research. Steven’s research focuses on urban housing and land markets and policy, covering a range of topics including housing tenure, residential property valuation, property taxation, housing affordability, low-income housing policy, community land trusts, and public land leasehold. He has published his research in numerous real estate and related journals, is on the editorial boards of eight real estate journals and received the Research Achievement Award from the International Real Estate Society, of which he is a past President.

These affiliates bring a wealth of knowledge and unique approaches that enhance our community of demographers and collectively advances population science. We look forward to supporting each of them as they pursue their research. You can learn more about their individual research interests by visiting their affiliate pages, linked above.

If you are interested in becoming an affiliate or you know of someone who should become one, you can invite them to do so by directing them to this page. Affiliate applications are reviewed quarterly, by CSDE’s Executive Committee.