DEOHS students visit the construction site of the UW Population Health building. Photo: Martin Cohen
Some DEOHS faculty, staff will move to new Population Health building in 2020, joining a new UW hub for public health
The UW Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS) will consolidate into two campus buildings in summer 2020, including the new University of Washington Population Health building now under construction.
“One of the challenging aspects of planning our move is trying to predict what our department will look like in two years and beyond,” Simpson said. “We have to consider how to leverage the new space in support of the department’s vision that clean air, clean water, safe food, safe workplaces and sustainable communities are fundamental to improving population health.”
The idea lab
The new Population Health building is designed to be an idea laboratory and collaboration incubator for the Population Health Initiative.
The initiative, launched in 2017, is working to advance human health all over the world and is defined by three pillars: human health, environmental resilience and social and economic equity.