Wendy E. Barrington

Associate Professor, Child, Family, and Population Health Nursing
Associate Professor, Epidemiology
Associate Professor, Health Systems and Population Health

Psychosocial & Community Health
Box 357263

, WA -


Research Interests

Dr. Wendy E. Barrington is the Director of the Center for Anti-Racism and Community Health (ARCH).

The ARCH Center will serve as a community-driven academic hub focused on the critical interrogation and disruption of racism and racialization within systems while centering those most impacted by legacies of U.S. colonization.

Research interests include: social determinants and health disparities in cancer outcomes; advanced methods including causal mediation analyses and multilevel modeling; neighborhood effects; stress; obesity; and dissemination and implementation.


PhD Epidemiology, University of Washington, 2012

MPH Epidemiology, University of New Mexico, 2005

BS Earth Systems, Stanford University, 1997

In the News

Opinion: To be anti-racist, don’t confuse character for accountability
The Seattle Times, 04/12/2022

New evidence links neighborhood environment to mental health
SPH News, 03/13/2018

Close Up March 2016: Wendy Barrington
UW School of Public Health News, 02/26/2016

Obesity Substantially Ups Prostate Cancer Risk in African-American Men
KING 5, 04/16/2015

Obesity Linked to Increased Risk of Prostate Cancer in African-American Men
JAMA Oncology, 04/16/2015

Worksite Property Values Linked to More Walking
American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 11/06/2014