Wendy E. Barrington, associate professor, Health Systems and Population Health and Epidemiology.
Dr. Barrington’s work as a health disparities researcher and epidemiologist focuses on promoting healthy communities and addressing racial disparities in health service delivery and clinical outcomes.
Alissa Bilfield, assistant teaching professor, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, and core faculty member in the Nutritional Sciences Program
Alissa Bilfield has an interdisciplinary background that involves the government, nonprofit and academic sectors. Her interests include sustainability, innovation and entrepreneurship, and food certification systems.
Erica Reel Fuhrmeister, assistant professor, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences.
Dr. Fuhrmeister investigates the environmental transmission pathways of pathogens, particularly enteric pathogens in low- and middle-income countries. Her postdoctoral work examined the transmission of antibiotic resistant genes between humans, animals and the environment in Nairobi, Kenya, using metagenomics.
Emily Susan Hovis, assistant teaching professor, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences.
Emily Hovis has experience in public education, food safety and environmental compliance. Hovis is coordinator for the Washington state food waste prevention plan that aims to reduce food waste by 50% by 2030.
Derek Jennings, assistant professor, Health Systems and Population Health.
Dr. Derek Jennings (Quapaw Nation, Dehiga Sioux and Sac & Fox, Anishinaabe) is a Bezruchka Family Endowed Professor within the UW School of Public Health. As a tribal nations member, he works primarily with Indigenous communities as a health educator, addressing the social determinants of health related to food, diet and improving diet.
Michelle Johnson-Jennings, professor, Health Systems and Population Health, and School of Social Work.
Dr. Michelle Johnson-Jennings (Choctaw Nation) is the first environmental and land-based healing director at the Indigenous Wellness Research Institute. She serves as an Indigenous clinical health psychologist specializing in culturally-appropriate land-based health interventions.
Judit Marsillach, assistant professor, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences.
Dr. Judit Marsillach was appointed as the Sheldon D. Murphy Endowed Chair in Toxicology and Environmental Health. Her research focuses on understanding the dynamics of environmental exposures and oxidative stress leading to the development of adverse birth outcomes and chronic human disease.
Arianna Rubin Means, assistant professor, Global Health.
Dr. Means focuses on generating operational evidence needed to improve the delivery of routine primary healthcare programs in low and middle-income countries, both within health facilities and in communities. She is currently the implementation science lead for the DeWorm3 Project, a series of large hybrid cluster randomized trials in Benin, India, and Malawi.
Ferdinand Mukumbang, acting assistant professor, Global Health.
Dr. Mukumbang is a Public Health Scientist specializing in health policy and systems research with a focus on implementation sciences. He obtained his Ph.D. in Public Health in 2018 from the School of Public Health, University of the Western Cape, South Africa. The recent grants he has worked on include household-focused HIV interventions that can address various aspects of household HIV competency.
Arjee Restar, assistant professor, Epidemiology.
Arjee Restar applies epidemiologic methods to behavioral, social, structural and health services research and policy to address inequities in health outcomes and access, particularly as experienced by communities of transgender and nonbinary people in the U.S. and Asia.
Mienah Sharif, assistant professor, Epidemiology.
Mienah Z. Sharif takes an intersectional approach towards examining determinants of health inequities among racial and ethnic minority groups across the life course. She explores the influence of structural factors and differential exposure to adverse social conditions on indicators of health and well-being across various life stages.
Monisha Sharma, assistant professor, Global Health.
Dr. Sharma applies mathematical modeling and cost-effectiveness analyses of HIV testing and linkage to care interventions in sub-Saharan Africa. She is the principal investigator of a K01 award to design an intervention into increase men’s uptake of HIV self-testing and clinic linkage in Uganda.
Kirk Tickell, acting assistant professor, Global Health
After graduating from with his MPH from the University of Washington (UW), Kirk became a senior research fellow in the UW Center of Global Women, Adolescent and Child Health. He is currently the network coordinator for the Childhood Acute Illness and Nutrition (CHAIN) Network, which aims to understand why malnourished children with acute illnesses are at such high risk of death, and then to design inventions to reduce this risk.
Anjuli Wagner, assistant professor, Global Health.
Dr. Anjuli Wagner is faculty in the Global WACh Center in the Department of Global Health who has been working in Kenya for 11 years. Her interests within global health include pediatric HIV, implementation science, and operations research and she specializes in systems analysis and quality improvement.
Ting Ye, assistant professor, Biostatistics.
Dr. Ye’s research focuses on developing pragmatic and robust statistical methods for modern data problems, and advancing causal inference in biomedical and social sciences. Most of her research aims to address complications in clinical trials and hidden biases in observational studies.