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.

  • 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
  • Funding Available for DEOHS Students Stipend, tuition support for undergraduate, graduate & postdoc traineeships in the department Photo © 2016 Soren Johnson Learn More


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  • DEOHS student Sonni Tadlock helped develop an environmental health curriculum with the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community teaching youth and the community about living seasonally. In the News
    sph.washington.edu | February 12, 2018
  • EPA awards UW nearly $3 million to further study air pollution and cardiovascular disease link News Release
    February 8, 2018
  • An expert committee, led by DEOHS Professor David Eaton, found that using electronic cigarettes may lead youth to start smoking regular cigarettes, but is helpful for adult smokers trying to kick the habit. In the News
    www.aspph.org | February 2, 2018