The Department has more than 20 centers, programs, and initiatives (CPIs) working on improving health in more than 140 countries around the world through research, capacity building, and training.
Aga Khan University Fogarty Research and Training Program
Behavioral Research Center for HIV (BIRCH)
The Behavioral Research Center for HIV (BIRCH) is an NIH-funded P30 developmental AIDS Research Center that provides infrastructure and support for high-impact, interdisciplinary research on HIV and mental health. Its vision is to end the HIV epidemic by addressing the determinants and symptoms of mental illness and HIV through holistic person-centered prevention and care. The center is co-led by by Dr. Susan Graham (Global Health) and Dr. Lydia Chwastiak (Psychiatry and Behavioral Services).
Cardiometabolic Research and Training Program
Center for AIDS Research (CFAR)
UW/Fred Hutch Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) is an NIH-funded infrastructure program that advances the prevention, detection, and treatment of HIV infection and AIDS by fostering collaborative and interdisciplinary research, supporting career development in early-stage investigators, and providing cutting-edge core support to researchers and scientists at our affiliated institutions. CFAR members include more than 550 UW and affiliated faculty, research scientists, and predoctoral and postdoctoral students. Led by Connie Celum, MD, MPH and Jane Simoni, PhD, MA .
Center for Health and the Global Environment (CHanGE)
The Center for Health and the Global Environment (CHanGE) facilitates interdisciplinary collaborations across UW’s schools and colleges to promote systems-based approaches to help communities prepare for, cope with, and adapt to a changing climate. Led by Jeremy Hess, PhD.
Fogarty Northern Pacific Global Health Fellows
Fogarty Northern Pacific Global Health Fellows is an 11-month clinical research training program in one of seven international collaborating countries (Kenya, Uganda, Cameroon, Ghana, Thailand, China, and Peru) for post-doctoral trainees and doctoral students in the health professions, sponsored by the Fogarty International Center in partnership with several National Institutes of Health institutes and centers. Led by Joseph Zunt, MD, MPH.
Global Cardiovascular Health Program (GCHP)
The Global Cardiovascular Health Program (GCHP) is a joint program of the University of Washington Department of Global Health and Division of Cardiology dedicated to global cardiovascular disease prevention and care. Led by Chris Longenecker MD.
Global Health E-Learning Program (eDGH)
The Global Health E-Learning Program (eDGH) develops, implements, and assesses e-learning programs for Department of Global Health courses, as well as grant-funded projects developing health care workforce and institutional capacity.
Global Center for Integrated Health of Women, Adolescents and Children (Global WACh)
Global Center for Integrated Health of Women, Adolescents and Children (Global WACh) is a joint effort among the UW departments of Global Health, Pediatrics, and Obstetrics & Gynecology. The center makes scientific discoveries, cultivates leaders, and bridges disciplines to advance the tightly connected health and well-being of women, adolescents, and children. Led by Grace John-Stewart, MD, MPH, PhD.
Global Health Justice
The Global Health Justice website is an initiative of students, staff, faculty, and alumni of the University of Washington Department of Global Health. The website offers links to relevant articles and videos regarding the struggle for global health justice. Led by Stephen Gloyd, MD, MPH.
Global Medicines Program
The Global Medicines Program works to improve the access, use, safety, quality, cost-effectiveness, and affordability of medicines in low and middle-income countries. Led by Andreas Stergachis, PhD, BPharm.
Health Economic Impact Studies for Translation (HEIST)
Health Economic Impact Studies for Translation (HEIST) facilitates the integration of health economics into global health research and implementation with the overall goal of building efficient programs that maximize health benefits. Led by Joseph Babigumira, MBChB, PhD, Ruanne Barnabas, MBChB, DPhil, and Carol Levin, PhD.
International AIDS Research and Training Program (IARTP)
International AIDS Research and Training Program (IARTP) was established in 1988 and works with collaborative research institutions in Kenya to provide advanced training in HIV research, focusing on improving the HIV care cascade and promoting implementation science research. Led by Carey Farquhar, MD, MPH, John Kinuthia, MMed, MPH, and Elizabeth Bukusi, MMed, MPH, PhD.
Implementation Science Program
The Department of Global Health is a leader in implementation science and its Implementation Science Program involves a growing array of research and educational activities that span across the Department’s centers, programs and initiatives (notably the Center for AIDS Research Implementation Scientific Working group, HAI, I-TECH, and the Kenya Research Program). Led by Bryan Weiner, PhD, Kenneth Sherr, PhD, MPH, and Melissa Mugambi, MD, PhD.
International Clinical Research Center (ICRC)
International Clinical Research Center (ICRC) conducts a wide range of intervention-based and observational studies with 100+ collaborators across multiple U.S. and international institutions. Co-led by Connie Celum, MD, MPH, and Jared Baeten, MD, PhD, with a biorepository of over 2.5 million specimens, directed by Jairam R. Lingappa, MD, PhD.
International Training & Education Center for Health (I-TECH)
International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH) is a center in the University of Washington’s Department of Global Health and comprises a global network that works with local partners to strengthen long-term capacity in health systems; digital health; global health security; global mental health; and targeted, data-driven interventions and research that are responsive to local needs. Currently, I-TECH implements programs across Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Eastern Europe, South America, and the United States. Led by Ivonne X. Butler, MPH, and Pamela Kohler, PhD, MPH, RN.
- Digital Initiatives Group at I-TECH (DIGI) is an independent group within I-TECH that builds on 15 years of experience designing, developing, implementing, and evaluating health information systems around the world. DIGI is a leader in digital health global goods communities (OpenMRS, OpenHIE, OpenELIS, Bahmni) and aims to deliver innovative, appropriate, and user-centered digital health solutions that improve access to information and support decision-making by health workers, clients, and communities. Led by Nancy Puttkammer, PhD, and Jan Flowers, MS.
- Center for Stewardship in Medicine (CSiM) joined I-TECH in 2023 and is a collaborative of stewardship experts and rural hospitals working together on stewardship initiatives throughout the United States. CSiM provides education, technical assistance, and personalized support to facilities and health care professionals to meet their stewardship needs. Led by John Lynch, MD, MPH.
Kenya Research and Training Center (KRTC)
The Kenya Research and Training Center (KRTC) provides an academic forum to support both trainees and investigators in the planning, implementation, analysis, and presentation of research conducted in Kenya. Led by Carey Farquhar, MD, MPH, and Scott McClelland, MD, MPH.
Program in Education and Research in Latin America (PERLA)
Program in Education and Research in Latin America (PERLA) encourages interdisciplinary research, training, and implementation activities, and provides a forum to bring faculty, students, and community members together to improve the health and well-being of people in Latin America and the Caribbean. Led by Joseph Zunt, MD, MPH.
Strategic Analysis, Research & Training (START) Center
Strategic Analysis, Research & Training (START) Center uses an innovative mentorship model to provide high-quality analysis and research support to public health organizations while developing applied research and analytic skills of graduate research assistants in global and domestic public health. Led by Stephen Hawes, PhD, MS, in conjunction with Ann Duerr, MD, PhD, MPH.
Strengthening Care Opportunities through Partnership in Ethiopia (SCOPE)
Strengthening Care Opportunities through Partnership in Ethiopia (SCOPE) improves the lives of people living with HIV/AIDS and prevents new infections through partnership with medical and faith communities dedicated to outreach, education, and training. Led by Microsoft alumna Nancy Andrews in partnership with Judd Walson MD, MPH.
UW Consortium for Global Mental Health
The UW Consortium for Global Mental Health is a regional, interdisciplinary forum for research, training, and service-related activities to address gaps in the implementation of effective global mental health interventions. Led by Pamela Collins, MD, MPH.