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CSDE Affiliates Awarded UW Population Health Initiative Pilot Research Grants

Posted: 3/25/2018 (CSDE Research)

CSDE Affiliates Ali Rowhani-RahbarKaren Fredricksen-Goldsen, and Marieka Klawitter were members of teams recently awarded Population Health Initiative grants. The Rowhani-Rahbar project examines lethal means assessment for suicide prevention.  The team led by Fredricksen-Goldsen examines health disparities in Washington State and the role of social and economic inequities in intersectional marginalized populations. CSDE also provided matching support to the Fredriksen-Goldsen and Klawitter project proposal.

These faculty-led teams have been awarded $50,000 to address the critical components of population health. Affiliate Ali Mokdad, Professor of Global Health and Vice Chair of the Population Health Initiative, said of the awardees: “We believe each of these projects has the potential to make significant progress towards reducing disparities and improving population health at the local, national and international levels.” Other team members include:

  • Lethal Means Assessment in Psychiatric Emergency Services for Suicide Prevention
    – Affiliate Ali Rowhani-Rahbar, Epidemiology
    – Paul Borghesani, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
    – Jennifer Stuber, Social Work
    – Anna Ratzliff, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
    – Frederick Rivara, Pediatrics
  • Addressing Health Disparities in Washington State: The Role of Social and Economic Inequities in Intersectional Marginalized Populations
    – Affiliate Karen I. Fredriksen-Goldsen, Social Work
    – Barbara Cochrane, Family and Child Nursing
    – Corinne S. Heinen, Family Medicine
    – Affiliate Marieka Klawitter, Public Policy & Governance
    – Charles A. Emlet, UW Tacoma
    – Hyun-Jun Kim, Social Work

The Population Health Initiative seeks to expand University of Washington’s capacity to address challenges to the health and well-being of of populations through collaborative and interdisciplinary research. Learn more about the Initiative and its pilot research grant awardees below.

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