Wendy Barrington

Associate Professor, Psychosocial and Community Health

PhD, Epidemiology, University of Washington, 2012
MPH, Epidemiology, University of New Mexico, 2005
BS, Earth Systems, Stanford University, 1997


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Dr. Wendy Barrington’s research evaluates to what degree social position, structures, and systems perpetuate cancer health disparities via stress, obesity, and related behaviors. Her research falls within two main schema: promoting healthy communities and racial disparities in clinical outcomes.

Karin Bornfeldt

Professor, Pathology

PhD, Pharmacology, Linköping University (Sweden), 1991


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Dr. Karin Bornfeldt studies mechanisms whereby diabetes promotes cardiovascular disease in mouse models and at the cellular and molecular level and how this can be prevented; the effects of glucose, fatty acids, advanced glycation endproducts, and insulin on monocytes/macrophages, endothelial cells, and arterial smooth muscle cells; and intracellular signal transduction pathways.

Lingtak-Neander Chan

Professor of Pharmacy

PharmD, University of Washington, 1996



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Dr. Lingtak-Neander Chan’s interests include the absorption kinetics of micronutrients and drugs after bariatric surgery and other GI tract repairs. Other key areas of interest include micronutrient deficiencies, intestinal failure, critical care nutrition.

Laura den Hartigh

Research Associate Professor, Medicine, Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology, and Nutrition

PhD, Molecular, Cellular, and Integrated Physiology, University of California (Davis), 2008


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Dr. Laura den Hartigh studies mechanisms by which macronutrients such as glucose and fatty acids influence cellular metabolism in the settings of obesity and weight loss. Her lab uses cell culture models, including adipocytes and monocytes/macrophages, and mouse models of obesity to study the complex interplay between excessive nutrient ingestion, gut microbe health, adipose tissue metabolism, and systemic inflammation.

Amanda Fretts

Associate Professor, Epidemiology

PhD, Epidemiology, University of Washington, 2011
MPH, Epidemiology, University of Washington, 2007



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Anne Goodchild

Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Adjunct Professor, Industrial & Systems Engineering

(206) 543-3747


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Dr. Anne Goodchild’s research addresses the nexus of private and public actors and infrastructure in the movement of goods, including food. Recent research has evaluated the impact of changing shopping and delivery patterns, CO2 emissions in strategic routing and schedule planning in urban pick-up and delivery systems, logistics sprawl, and the relationship between freight activity and the economy. Dr. Goodchild is the Director of the Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics Center.

Jonathan Gorstein

Clinical Associate Professor, Global Health

PhD,University of Michigan



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Dr. Jonathan Gorstein’s interests include design and implementation of interventions to control micronutrient malnutrition in developing countries, development of rapid tools to access micronutrient status in low-resource settings, and support of national nutrition programs for planning and strategy formation.

Rozenn Lemaitre

Research Associate Professor, Medicine - General Internal Medicine
Adjunct Research Associate Professor, Epidemiology

PhD, Biochemistry, Montana State University, 1982
MPH, Epidemiology, University of Washington, 1994



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Dr. Rozenn Lemaitre is interested in new modifiable lipidomic biomarkers that may influence diabetes incidence, cardiovascular disease and healthy aging. In addition to fatty acid biomarkers of diet, we study lipid biomarkers of metabolism such as sphingolipids and “EETs”, a type of arachidonic acid derivative. We are particularly interested in relating the overall diet quality, and the consumption of specific nutrients and foods, to circulating levels of these new lipids.

Jason Mendoza, MD, MPH

Professor of Public Health Sciences, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center
Professor of Pediatrics
Adjunct Professor of Health Systems and Population Health

MPH, Health Services, University of Washington
MD, Rush Medical College



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Dr. Jason Mendoza’s research seeks to eliminate inequities in childhood physical activity and nutrition outcomes among racial/ethnic minorities, socioeconomically disadvantaged populations, people living with diabetes, and cancer survivors through innovative behavioral interventions and policies in school and community settings. Dr. Mendoza’s projects include physical activity promotion (walking/biking to school, wearable physical activity trackers), screen time (TV) reduction, and examining the relationship of food insecurity to outcomes of chronic disease (diabetes).

Jisun Paik

Research Associate Professor, Comparative Medicine
Director, Gnotobiotic Animal Core (GNAC)

PhD, Nutritional Sciences, University of Washington
RDN, Commission on Dietetic Registration



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Dr. Jisun Paik studies vitamin A and its role in health and diseases. Her two main research areas are the role of retinoic acid, one of the metabolites of vitamin A, in reproduction and weight regulation and the role of gut microbiome in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). She is currently working on developing small molecules to treat obesity and to be used as male contraceptives. She also uses germ-free mice to determine whether specific microbiome can induce IBD and colon cancer, aiming to develop a bio-assay to predict colon cancer risk in IBD patients based on their microbiome.

Ulrike Peters

Research Professor, Epidemiology
Professor and Associate Director, Public Health Sciences Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center

PhD, Nutrition, University of Kiel (Germany), 1998


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My research focuses on understanding the underlying risk factors of colorectal cancer that will lead to evidence-based targeted interventions and treatments with a specific focus on the impact of race and ethnicity.

Bettina Shell-Duncan

Professor, Anthropology

PhD,Pennsylvania State University, 1994


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Dr. Bettina Shell-Duncan’s interests include nutritional anthropology, nutrition in the etiology of infectious disease, and nutrition-related immunosuppression.

Lesley Tinker

Affiliate Assistant Professor, Family & Child Nursing

PhD, University of California (Davis), 1992
RD, Highland General, 1976

Dr. Lesley Tinker’s interests include dietary change, maintenance of dietary change, and lipid metabolism, particularly diet-induced changes in lipoproteins.

Anne Vernez-Moudon

Emerita Professor, Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Urban Design & Planning
Adjunct Professor, Epidemiology

PhD,Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (Switzerland), 1987

Dr. Anne Vernez-Moudon’s interests include built environment, active transport, and health.