We study how environmental factors can harm human health and how to identify, prevent, and control their effects.  Our goal—through researchteaching, and service—is prevention and protection.



  • Dean Howard Frumkin comments on the health effects of heat after a report ranks Louisville among the top 10 U.S. cities with a serious urban heat island effect. In the News
    WFLP Louisville | August 20, 2014
  • The Seattle Times editorial board says David Fleming's successor at Public Health - Seattle & King County should adopt and continue some of the same strategies that made him such an effective leader. Howard Frumkin, dean of the School of Public Health, is quoted. In the News
    The Seattle Times | August 10, 2014
  • Researchers across the US and around the world are using nanotech methods to create new and better products, including those that treat disease. Terrance Kavanagh and studies in the UW Nanotoxicology Center on the impacts of nanotechnology on human health are mentioned. In the News
    Alaska Airlines Magazine | August 1, 2014