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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

206.616.6298

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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

bornf@uw.edu

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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

206-543-7987

neander@uw.edu

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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 Assistant Professor, Medicine, Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology, and Nutrition

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

lauradh@uw.edu

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Dr. Laura den Hartigh studies mechanisms by which macronutrients such as glucose and fatty acids alter adipocyte inflammation and metabolism. Her lab uses in vitro systems to describe cellular responses to saturated and trans fatty acids, and mouse models of obesity to study the complex interplay between excessive nutrient ingestion, adipose tissue lipid metabolism, and systemic inflammation. The comparison between distinct dietary methods of weight loss is also an area of active investigation.


Amanda Fretts

Assistant Professor, Epidemiology

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

206-543-9236

amfretts@uw.edu

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Anne Goodchild

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

(206) 543-3747

annegood@u.washington.edu

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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

206-679-6373

gorstein@uw.edu

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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

206-221-2780

rozenl@uw.edu

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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.


Ulrike Peters

Research Professor, Epidemiology
Full Member, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

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

upeters@fhcrc.org

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Bettina Shell-Duncan

Professor, Anthropology

PhD,Pennsylvania State University, 1994

bsd@uw.edu

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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.