William E. Daniell, MD, MPH

Assistant Dean, School of Public Health
Associate Professor, Env. and Occ. Health Sciences (Primary department)

Bill Daniell is an environmental and occupational health physician and epidemiologist, with board certification in occupational and environmental medicine and in internal medicine. His major interests have evolved in new directions in recent years, with an increasing focus on environmental and occupational health problems in Southeast Asia, particularly Cambodia.

Contact Information

University of Washington
Box: 357234
1959 NE Pacific Street
Seattle, WA 98195-
Tel: 206-685-3160

Research Interests

  • Environmental and occupational health problems in Southeast Asia, workplace noise exposure and noise-induced hearing loss

  • KEYWORDS: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Community based participatory action research, Drinking water, Global occupational health, Hearing loss (noise-induced), Multiple chemical sensitivity, Nervous system toxicity, Noise, Occupational and environmental medicine, Occupational disease statistics, Occupational and environmental epidemiology, Occupational exposure, Repetitive motion disorders, Solvents (toxicology & health effects), Workers' compensation issues contaminants.

Teaching interests

Graduate Program Coordinator

Environmental and occupational health for students in other public health disciplines (ENV H 511).

Global environmental health (new course)


MD, Medicine, Tufts University, 1979
MPH, Occupational Medicine, University of Washington, 1986


Fogarty International Scholars in Occupational & Environmental Health (M Keifer, PI; Daniell, co-PI)
The major goal of this project is to provide Occupational & Environmental Medicine research and training opportunities to physicians and scientists in Southeast Asia.

Third International Scientific Conference on Occupational and Environmental Health. (NIOSH; M Keifer, PI; Daniell, co-PI)
This grant supports the third offering of this international conference, scheduled to occur in October 2008 in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Effectiveness training and reinforcement on HPD use among construction workers. (NIOSH; N Seixas, PI; Daniell, investigator)
This study is designed to assess the effectiveness of three interventions on hearing protector use: a standard hearing conservation training session, use of a novel personal noise level indicator, and follow-up reinforcement training.

Selected Publications

Selected publications: William Daniell

Daniell W, Gould L, Cummings BJ, Childers J, Lenhart A. Health Impact Assessment: Proposed Cleanup Plan for the Lower Duwamish Waterway Superfund Site: Final Report. Seattle, WA: University of Washington, Just Health Action, and Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition/ Technical Advisory Group; September 2013. http://deohs.washington.edu/hia-duwamish

Shantz A, Daniell W, Abernethy A, Bostick B, Chaing C, Thang M, Hok P, Havens D. A Study of Options for Safe Water Access in Arsenic Affected Communities in Cambodia. Prepared for World Bank Water and Sanitation Programme, and Cambodia Ministry of Rural Development; April 2012.

Charles CV, Dewey CE, Daniell WE, Summerlee AJS. Iron-deficiency anaemia in rural Cambodia: community trial of a novel iron supplementation technique. Eur J Public Health 2011; 21(1):43-8.

Daniell WE, Swan SS, McDaniel MM, Camp JE, Cohen MA, Stebbins JG. Noise exposure and hearing loss prevention programs after twenty years of regulations in the United States. Occ Env Med 2006; 63:343-51.

Daniell WE, Fulton-Kehoe D, Chiou LA, Franklin GM. Work-related carpal tunnel syndrome in Washington State workers' compensation: Temporal trends, clinical practices, and outcomes. Am J Ind Med 2005; 48:259-69.

Daniell WE, Fulton-Kehoe D, Cohen M, Swan SS, Franklin GM. Increased reporting of occupational hearing loss: Workers' compensation in Washington State, 1984-1998. Am J Ind Med 2002; 42:502-10.

Daniell WE, Claypoole KH, Checkoway H, Smith-Weller T, Dager SR, Townes BD, Rosenstock L: Neuropsychological function in retired workers with prior long-term occupational solvent exposure. Occ Env Med 1999; 56:93-105.

Daniell WE. Science, integrity, and investigators' rights: Current challenges. J Reg Tox Pharmacol 1996; 24:S152-62.

Simon GE, Daniell W, Stockbridge H, Claypoole K, Rosenstock L: Immunologic, psychological, and neuropsychological factors in multiple chemical sensitivity: A controlled study. Ann Intern Med 1993; 119:97-103.

Daniell W, Stebbins A, O'Donnell J, Horstman SW, Rosenstock L: Neuropsychological performance and solvent exposure among car body repair workers. Br J Ind Med 1993; 50:368-77.

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