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CSDE’s Executive Committee is Pleased to Introduce 3 New CSDE Affiliates

Posted: 9/8/2023 (CSDE Research)

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

Rachel Prusynski – Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy. Her research agenda is to inform equitable policy and facilitate quality evidence-based rehabilitative care to reduce disability, especially for socioeconomically vulnerable patients. She is a health services researcher focusing on relationships between rehabilitation processes and outcomes in post-acute care, with an emphasis on the impact of health policy on therapy practice and patient outcomes. Her work examines policies and system factors impacting the fragmented skilled nursing facility (SNF) industry, where variability in therapy practice and outcomes is especially high and rehabilitation research lags compared to other healthcare settings.

S. Joseph Shin – Assistant Professor, Management at University of Washington, Tacoma. His research focus is on the nexus of organization theory, strategy, and entrepreneurship. He aims to enhance scholarly knowledge about the entrepreneurial growth and scaling of high-growth nascent ventures in technology-based industries known as unicorn ventures. A unicorn venture is a private firm valued at more than one billion dollars. Using an extensive and novel longitudinal dataset and robust identification strategy, he attempts to better understand the antecedents and consequences of ventures’ high growth and fast-paced scaling.

Michelle Shin – Assistant Professor, Child, Family, and Population Health Nursing. Prior to joining UW School of Nursing, she completed postdoctoral training in Population Health Sciences focusing on implementation science and cancer equity with Dr. Jennifer Tsui in the Department of Population and Public Health Sciences at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine. As a public health nurse researcher with academic background in cervical cancer prevention (human papillomavirus [HPV] vaccination and HPV self-sampling) and clinical experience in safety-net clinic settings, her work focuses on application of implementation science methods to improve cancer care delivery for medically underserved populations.

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.