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  • Dean Howard Frumkin's professional mission is "healthier places for people." He also studies the effect of the natural world on humans – that is, as a strategy to promote health. In the News
    Penn Medicine | April 9, 2015
  • Studies show that people believe organic foods — just by the nature of being organic — are healthier all around. The problem is: sometimes they're not. Recent UW research led by former PhD student Cynthia Curl is cited. In the News
    Yahoo! News | April 9, 2015
  • Dean Howard Frumkin is critical of the journal Epidemiology's policy to separate policy implications of research from actual research reports. In the News
    The Epidemiology Monitor | April 8, 2015