Start Center - Strategic Analysis, Research & Training Center

William Sheahan

Research Associate

William Sheahan is a Research Associate at PATH, working with the Malaria & Neglected Tropical Diseases Team and the Malaria Diagnostics Team.

Will completed his START research assistantship and his MPH in Epidemiology at the University of Washington in 2021. He received his bachelor’s degree in biology at the College of William and Mary in Virginia. While in school, he worked as part of a research team developing geospatial-referenced indices of social vulnerability to increase the effectiveness of foreign aid programs. After graduation, he worked in Kathmandu, Nepal as a summer fellow building capacity of local organizations in GIS and data analysis. Since returning to the United States, he has worked as a senior research analyst at the Lewin Group, performing analysis of domestic health care policy for clients including the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Looking back on his experience at START, Will said, “START was one of the main reasons I chose UW. This was even better than I was expecting. I couldn’t have gotten this experience anywhere else.”