The research enterprise of the School of Public Health is greatly enhanced by our partnerships with other excellent research organizations in the Puget Sound region. The school is affiliated with six key medical research organizations: the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Group Health Cooperative, Health Alliance International (HAI), the Seattle Biomedical Research Institute, Seattle Children's Hospital and Medical Center, and the VA Puget Sound.
The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is a major research institution working to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other diseases. It is also a member of the Fred Hutchinson/University of Washington Cancer Consortium, which is among 40 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers nationwide. Our faculty are primarily affiliated with the Public Health Sciences Division.
Group Health is a consumer-owned cooperative that provides medical care to members in Washington and Idaho. Its research division is the Group Health Research Initiative.
The Group Health Research Institute is the research arm within Group Health Cooperative focusing on the organization, delivery, quality, and cost of health care; prevention, treatment, and management of illness; and strategies at the individual, provider, system, community, and policy levels that result in better health outcomes.
The vision for Health Alliance International (HAI) is a just world that promotes health and well-being, including universal access to quality health care. Its mission is to support the development of policies that foster social and economic equity for all with a focus on public-sector health systems and a progressive realization of the right to health. Additional information about its work and philosophy is available on the HAI web site.
HAI receives support from USAID/PEPFAR, NIH, World Bank, UNICEF, The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, The World Food Program, the William Jefferson Clinton Foundation, and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.
The Seattle Biomedical Research Institute conducts infectious disease research focusing on malaria, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, Chagas disease and African sleeping sickness.
Seattle Children’s, the primary pediatric hospital for Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho, conducts internationally recognized pediatric research and is a child health education resource center for parents and health care providers in the Northwest.
The multidisciplinary team at the Craniofacial Center provides diagnosis and long-term management for children with craniofacial abnormalities. They treat children born with conditions such as cleft lip and palate and craniosynostosis. They provide state-of-the-art care for children with craniofacial malformation.
VA Puget Sound provides health care for veterans living in the Northwest. It has one of the largest VA-funded research programs in the country, with world-class research in such areas as hypertension, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, prosthetics and amputee care, rehabilitation, mental health, neuro-degenerative disorders, obesity, cancer, and pulmonary diseases.
The Northwest Center for Outcomes Research in Older Adults studies the management of chronic disease in primary and specialty care, with a focus on heart disease, diabetes, alcohol abuse, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and cancer.
The mission of the Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center (ERIC) is to improve the health and health care of veterans by promoting the principles and practice of state-of-the-art epidemiologic research within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).