We study how environmental and workplace factors affect human health and how to 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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  • AIR QUALITY STUDY TAKES OFF Communities near Sea-Tac International Airport want to know if jet traffic is affecting their health Photo © Nils Nedel on Unsplash Learn More
  • Life on the line Women construction workers are saying #MeToo--and it could save their lives. Photo © Chombosan via shutterstock.com Learn More
  • Why go anywhere else? Two DEOHS staffers trade in their employee badges to become full-time DEOHS students. Photos © Katherine B. Turner and Sarah Fish Learn More
  • Heat safe Why do some people bounce back in the heat while others wilt? The answer could help protect communities from the effects of climate change. Photo © Pacific Northwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center Learn More
  • PARTNERING TO PREVENT OPIOID OVERDOSES UW DEOHS and Health Services join with WA Dept of Health to research interventions Photo © Jon Sharpe Learn More


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  • DEOHS researchers awarded four new grants by UW Population Health Initiative News Release
    March 15, 2018
  • DEOHS Research Professor Gary Franklin: Opioid overprescribing is not a myth. In the News
    politico.com | March 15, 2018
  • How big data (and family ties) will shape the future of health. DEOHS Professor Howard Frumkin is quoted. In the News
    www.geekwire.com | March 13, 2018