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.

  • Sara Mar Investigates dairy farm use of integrated pest management systems to reduce pesticides. Photo © Katherine Turner Learn More
  • Fire Marshal & Code Official’s Boot Camp Special Feb. 18 session on marijuana processing Photo © Randall Benton Getty Images Learn More
  • Read Our Department Stories About... Addressing Underserved Communities Photo © Gabriel Garcia Learn More


UW Trumba login


  • Potential safety hazards from a proposed methanol plant in Tacoma has people concerned. David Eaton is quoted. In the News
    KPLU | February 8, 2016
  • An op-ed on exposures to air pollutants from large animal feeding operations cites a University of Washington study led by Catherine Karr. In the News
    Yakima Herald | February 6, 2016
  • Climate change may be one of the factors in the spread of the insect-borne diseases like Zika. Kristie Ebi is quoted. In the News
    National Geographic | February 1, 2016