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The leadership panel for the T32 Research Fellowship includes Drs. Lisa Strate, George Ioannou, Bill Grady, Jarrad Scarlett, and Rotonya Carr


  1. Training in Translational Research in Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease, and
  2. Training in Epidemiology, Outcomes & Health Services Research in Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease

Our two specific aims are designed to provide the rigorous, structured multidisciplinary training, in addition to individual mentored research projects, which are needed to develop successful academic investigators in gastroenterology and hepatology. We provide preceptors, didactic training, programmatic infrastructure, resources, and research projects that span the spectrum between gastrointestinal disease-centered bench research to research-focused on gastrointestinal disease at the population level. 

Current Trainees and Research Interests

Joseph Dempsey, PhD

  • Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).
  • Research in liver physiology and characterizing mechanisms of metabolic diseases in vulnerable populations.

Annie Levine, MD
Seattle Children's Hospital

  • Inflammatory bowel disease.
  • Understanding and managing very-early onset IBD (VEO-IBD), preventing venous thromboembolic events (VTE) in IBD patients, and elucidating relationships between disease activity, the microbiome, and patient mental health.
  • Biopsychosocial aspects of IBD.

Mark Wiley, PhD

  • Advance the knowledge and therapeutic development for both acute pancreatitis and colon cancer.
  • Immunology research to find practical therapeutic strategies to benefit the underprivileged.¬†Advancement of therapeutic options and strategies available to the public, specifically the underserved/underrepresented.

Randall Williams, PhD

  • High-intensity focused ultrasound, Electromechanical transducers, Sensor characterization, Cavitation dynamics, Nonlinear acoustics, Optics and photonics, Color Doppler imaging, System dynamics, Numerical modeling.

Application Information

We accept applications year-round as there may be training slots available, depending on funding options for current trainees, and other factors. Outstanding candidates who wish to train at the University of Washington may also be eligible for training opportunities in other research fellowship programs outside of our own department. Therefore, we encourage all interested applicants to apply.

The University of Washington strongly encourages applications from all groups that have been shown by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to be nationally underrepresented in health sciences research training. This includes certain racial and ethnic groups, persons with disabilities, or persons from a disadvantaged economic background. If any of these apply, please include the information on your application.