[Published: March 2, 2022]
We received a pilot grant from the UW Population Health Initiative to explore the development of an escape room in the public health arena. The grant gives us an opportunity to connect and collaborate with experts in other areas. At the UW, the project includes health informatics expert Julie Kientz (Professor and Chair, Human Centered Design & Engineering) and Rachel Moran (Postdoctoral Scholar, Center for an Informed Public), a specialist in trust. In the practitioner world we’ll engage with numerous experts in public health information, and community members through a partnership with Seattle Public Library. We are particularly interested in health misinformation that targets BIPOC and vulnerable populations. This will be a short, 8-month project that concludes at the end of 2022. For more information, read the CIP news release.