Centers and Institutes

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When a research topic expands beyond the domain of the Department, a Center or Institute is established to draw upon expertise from across the UW campus and Seattle community.

Centers/Institutes with Psychology Faculty Directors

Behavioral Research Center for HIV (BIRCH)

BIRCH’s mission is to catalyze research that integrates mental health and HIV prevention and care, guided by communities and practitioners seeking to end the epidemic. We aim to support and apply the science of dissemination and implementation, to bring such interventions to scale.

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Behavior Science Core

The Behavioral Science Core provides resources to catalyze new behavioral science research that will contribute to curbing the global HIV epidemic and improve outcomes along the continuum of HIV prevention and care. The center promotes and supports collaborative, interdisciplinary HIV research that integrates cutting-edge behavioral science by constructing a behavioral science infrastructure within the UW Center For AIDS Research. The Behavioral Science Core will maintain a resource database, organize symposia to promote local and regional cross-disciplinary collaboration, facilitate coordinated responses to funding opportunities, and provide consultation services related to behavioral science to the diverse community of CFAR investigators.

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Center for Anxiety & Traumatic Stress

The program’s mission is to provide treatment services (medication or psychotherapy) to trauma survivors. As a research program for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), we seek to offer the most innovative, empirically supported, and effective treatments for the disorder.

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Center for Child and Family Well-Being

The Center for Child and Family Well-Being promotes the development and well-being of children and families by engendering, translating, applying and sharing knowledge. The core activities of the center include research, training, dissemination of information, and outreach to the community.

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Center for Global Field Study

The Center's mission is to facilitate and provide field-based educational, research, and outreach/service-learning opportunities for students and professionals from the University of Washington and partnering institutions around the world in areas relating to global health and the environment -- at the human-animal-environment interface. The Center complements and supports the University's expanding emphasis on international education and global citizenship.

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Center for Human Neuroscience

The Center for Human Neuroscience has the goal of bringing together these researchers across the University of Washington. The next generation of human neuroscientists will have access to data of unimaginable richness and complexity. CHN helps ensure that UW maintains the shared infrastructure and training required during this transformative period of human neuroscience. CHN also provides leadership to ensure that we train the next generation of human neuroscientists in a climate that is equitable and inclusive.

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Center for the Science of Social Connection

The Center for the Science of Social Connection mission is to maximize human growth and potential through research on social connection. We are committed to improving lives by impacting matters of public health significance. Our research explores how improved relationships and social connections may reduce racism and prejudice and improve physical and mental health.

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Other Affiliated Centers/Institutes