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UW Today Spotlights Emily Williams

Posted: 11/22/2019 (CSDE Research)

CSDE Affiliate and Associate Professor of Health Services Emily Williams is featured in a UW Today article on the longstanding collaboration between UW and the Veterans Affairs (VA) Puget Sound Health Care System. In 1982, the VA   initiated a partnership between the UW School of Medicine and what is now called the Seattle-Denver Center of Innovation for Veteran-Centered and Value-Driven Care in 1982. The article describes this 37-year partnership to train public health and research leaders and highlights Dr. Williams’ research on increasing access to evidence-based treatment for unhealthy substance use and mentorship.  “The VA’s clinical and research infrastructure and broad patient population enables us to address health services and population health issues that are critical to both Veterans and the broader research and public health community,” said Williams, who is a key researcher for this partnership through her roles as a VA Core Investigator and the Director of the PhD Program in Health Services.

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