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Northwest Center for Public Health Practice

Public Health Training, Research, and Evaluation for the Northwest

Ria Francisco

Center Operations Manager

Ria Francisco manages and supports the training, research, and evaluation activities of NWCPHP. She manages and coordinates administrative operations of NWCPHP programs, with a focus on pre-and post-award grant administration, budget development, financial management, human resources, and general center operations.

Prior to joining NWCPHP, Ria has worked at the University of Washington since 2011, previously working with the Department of Microbiology and the Department of Health Services Health Promotion Research Center.

Areas of Expertise: 
  • Pre-award research administration
  • Post-award research administration and financial management
  • Procurement activities – purchasing, contracts, travel