Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Population Research Discovery Seminars

Racism as a Social Determinant of Equity

Wendy Barrington, UW Department of Child, Family, and Population Health Nursing

Register for Zoom Seminar HERE

10/30/2020
12:30-1:30 PM PT


Wendy Barrington is an Associate Professor in the Department of Child, Family, and Population Health Nursing in the School of Nursing, and Adjunct Associate Professor in the Departments of Epidemiology and Health Services in the School of Public Health at the University of Washington. The focus of Barringtonā€™s research is to evaluate to what degree social position, structures, and systems perpetuate cancer health disparities via stress, obesity, and related behaviors. Her research falls within two main schema: promoting healthy communities and racial disparities in clinical outcomes. Barrington uses advanced methods including multilevel modeling and causal mediation analyses to explicate these relationships as well as community-engaged research to promote the health of vulnerable communities. Barrington is also active within the School of Nursing and the broader UW Health Sciences to facilitate an institutional culture that fosters equity, diversity, and inclusion among students, staff, and faculty.