Start Center - Strategic Analysis, Research & Training Center

Stephen Hawes

START Center Director
Faculty Lead

Stephen Hawes is a Professor in the Departments of Epidemiology and Global Health in the School of Public Health at the University of Washington (UW) and has an MS degree in Biostatistics and a PhD in Epidemiology. He is the former Chair of the UW Department of Epidemiology (2018-2023) and has been Director of the START Center since 2016. Dr. Hawes' primary research interests are in human papillomavirus (HPV), HPV-associated cancers, and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and he has over 175 peer-reviewed publications. His current research collaborations are in sub-Saharan Africa, and he has a 25+ year history of collaborating in research in Senegal, West Africa. He has conducted workshops on applied research methods, data analysis, and mentoring in numerous global settings, including Namibia, Peru, Kenya, and Vietnam and has individually mentored over 100 graduate students in their thesis and dissertation projects. Dr. Hawes has taught several courses in applied epidemiologic methods to undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students since joining the UW faculty in 2002.

Specific Skills: Epidemiologic methods, data analysis, mentoring, sexually transmitted infections, HPV-associated cancers.