Community Engagement

Our department's students, staff, and faculty often work directly with community members and organizations on specific projects and actitivies. Some ongoing projects in our research centers are highlighted below.

The Superfund Research Program's Research Translation and Outreach Core disseminates research findings and new technologies to a spectrum of stakeholders. They also collaborate on educational programs with government agencies and community organizations such as those in the Northwest Toxic Communities Coalition--made up of groups working on local hazardous waste site issues. Read more about the Research Translation and Outreach Core's activities.

Researchers in the Center for Exposures, Diseases, Genomics, and Environment study ways that gene-environment interactions affect human health. Center researchers share their expertise with the community at a quarterly Public Health Cafe, held in West Seattle. Topics addressed at past Public Health Cafes include epigenetics, biobanking, air pollution, safe seafood, pesticides, and genetically modified organisms. A Fast Facts sheet on each of these topics is available on their website. Read more about their activities.

The Pacific Northwest Agricultural Safety & Health Center links the research activities of the Center, agricultural producers, workers, and their families, and the safety and medical care professionals. Read more about PNASH's activities.