Start Center - Strategic Analysis, Research & Training Center




The START Center provides high-quality research and analytic support to public health organizations seeking to have an impact globally. The START Center is able to conduct a wide range of activities, including, but not limited to, problem scoping and definition, review and synthesis of existing data, data analytics, assisting with evidence-based strategic planning and prioritization, and publication of findings. The timeline below summarizes the START Center’s project process.





One of the primary objectives of The START Center is to train and increase capacity of University of Washington graduate students to engage in and produce timely and relevant applied health research for use in real-world settings. Our faculty mentors have diverse backgrounds in both research and teaching of public health, clinical practice, epidemiology, and business and are dedicated to training future leaders in global health. START has developed a structured mentorship model to support START graduate research assistants throughout their tenure with the program.