Lab News and Updates

  • 2019: Congratulations to Amy Willerford (SPIR RA) on being accepted into the University of Washington Public Health Honors Program.

    • Over the next year, Amy will begin collaborating with public health professors, professionals and community members to design her own research into maternal and child health disparities in the Seattle area. Through this research she hopes to identify community based intervention strategies to improve maternal health and pregnancy outcomes.

  • 2018: Congratulations to Regan Gong (SPIR RA) and Taylor Halverson on being awarded a 2018-2019 Husky Seed Fund Award to develop their proposed initiative: "Promoting Diverse Identities Through Interfaith Dialogues. Learn more below:

    • "One of Many will host a large event where students, faith leaders, and community members will engage in an interfaith dialogue by sharing stories about the ways religion influences our values, norms, and policies. Rather than tokenizing a single identity, this conversation seeks to create a space that recognizes the complex ways religion contributes to diverse identities in order to create a more inclusive campus community."

  • 2018: Dr. Ines Jurcevic's recent research talk examining how community decisions to remove or keep Confederate monuments and symbols influences community member's downstream prioritization of diversity-focused institutional policies can be seen here. This research was presented at the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues conference in Pittsburgh, PA.

  • 2017: Drs. Ines Jurcevic, Sophie Trawalter, Benjamin Converse, and Eileen Chou received the Local- and State-Level Policy Work Award to examine potential impacts of community decisions to keep and remove Confederate monuments in public space.