We study how environmental and workplace factors can affect human health and how to identify and prevent these exposures and adverse outcomes. Our goal—through research, teaching, and service—is to protect human health by reducing harmful exposures and promoting those activities with positive benefits.

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  • The papal encyclical and the Lancet Commission report are reframing the climate issue, putting people at its center, write Dean Howard Frumkin and Stephen V. Sundborg, president of Seattle University. In the News
    The Seattle Times | July 5, 2015
  • PhD student Megan Cartwright explains why health officials are grappling with increasing outbreaks of Cryptosporidium. She is a 2015 Mass Media Fellow with the American Association of the Advancement of Science. In the News
    Slate | July 2, 2015
  • Janice Camp received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Pacific Northwest Section of the American Industrial Hygiene Association. In the News
    ASPPH Friday Letter | June 25, 2015