Wendy Barrington, PhD, MPH, University of Washington

Wendy Barrington FinalDr. Barrington’s primary appointment is as Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychosocial & Community Health in the School of Nursing and also serves as Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Departments of Epidemiology and Health Services as well as Interdisciplinary Faculty in the Nutrition Sciences Program in the School of Public Health at the University of Washington. The focus of her research is to evaluate to what degree social position, structures, and systems perpetuate cancer health disparities via screening, stress, obesity, and related behaviors. Dr. Barrington’s research falls within two main schema: promoting healthy communities and racial disparities in clinical outcomes. She is using advanced methods including multilevel modeling and causal mediation analyses to explicate these relationships and is engaging in community-based participatory research to promote the health of vulnerable communities. Dr. Barrington teaches Social Determinants of Health and Health Equity as part of the core curriculum for the Doctor of Nursing Practice program as well as Introduction to Epidemiologic Methods as part of the Master’s in Public Health program.


Telephone: 206-543-3637
Email: wendybar@uw.edu

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