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Global WACh logoWe are committed to improving the health of the public both in the Pacific Northwest and around the world.

Our faculty are actively engaged in many organizations and research dedicated to improving women’s health in Africa, South America and Asia. 

Currently investigations

  • Preterm birth
  • Hypertension in pregnancy (preeclampsia)
  • Use of mobile technology (mHealth) to improve maternal, neonatal and child health
  • Use of low-tech ultrasound
  • Family planning
  • Infectious diseases
  • Sexually transmitted infections
  • Vaccine development and coverage
  • Community health

Our residents have the opportunity to actively engage in global health research, coursework and clinical electives globally. 


As part of the University of Washington’s mission to reduce health disparities locally and around the world, we believe every woman has the fundamental right to knowledge and services that will improve her reproductive health.


We endeavor to be a leader in global women’s health through dedicated individual faculty members and trainees who are advancing research, policy, education, and service for a healthier world.

International Faculty Involvement 

Our faculty participate in research and policy initiatives in more than a dozen countries. Their involvement continues to grow rapidly in collaboration with the UW School of Public Health and the Department of Global Health.