Rachel L. Winer

Professor, Epidemiology

Department of Epidemiology
Box 351619
Hans Rosling Center for Population Health, 864
Seattle, WA 98195-


Research Interests

Dr. Winer's research interests are in the epidemiology and prevention of human papillomavirus (HPV) infections and HPV-related cancers. Current projects focus on the epidemiology and natural history of HPV infections, the impact of HPV vaccines in young men who have sex with men, strategies for increasing HPV vaccine coverage in underserved populations, and novel strategies for increasing uptake and effectiveness of cervical cancer screening.

Epidemiology Biography


MPH Epidemiology, University of Washington, 2002

PhD Epidemiology, University of Washington, 2005

In the News

This at-home test could change cervical cancer screening
World Economic Forum, 11/15/2019

Self-testing for cervical cancer increases screening rates
U.S. News and World Report, 11/08/2019

New research says HPV tests, not pap smears, should be used to detect cervical cancer
KING 5, 07/10/2018

Henrietta Lacks’ cells are still helping protect women from cervical cancer
Huffington Post, 04/21/2017

SPH Faculty Members Receive CDC Funding to Study Cancer Topics
SPH News, 09/26/2016

Native Health Researcher Bikes for Hopi Cancer Assistance Fund
UW Today, 09/20/2012