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.

  • REAL-WORLD IMPACT DEOHS combines cutting-edge science with hands-on training. Photo © Katherine Turner Learn More
  • AND JUSTICE FOR ALL Grad student Esther Min brings the power of data to the fight for environmental justice. Photo © Elizar Mercado Learn More
  • DO WHAT YOU LOVE Student Deanna Ly finds her calling in environmental health. Photo © Elizar Mercado Learn More
  • PROTECTING FARMWORKERS Student channels passion for science, personal experience into safety solutions. Photo © Sarah Fish Learn More
  • Undergrad follows her passion Combining public health, social justice and the environment. Photo © Elizar Mercado Learn More
  • 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


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  • For farmworkers' kids, country air means dust, pesticides and asthma. DEOHS Professor Catherine Karr is featured. In the News
    OPB.org | April 25, 2018
  • Emerging contaminants may affect Puget Sound chinook salmon, UW researchers find. Evan Gallagher is quoted. In the News
    UW School of Public Health news | April 24, 2018
  • DEOHS Associate Professor Edmund Seto wins $100,000 grant to expand air study into Tijuana, Mexico. In the News
    ASPPH.org | April 20, 2018