We study how environmental and workplace factors can affect human health and how to identify and 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.

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  • UW President: A shared vision for improving health around the world News Release
    May 3, 2016
  • Researchers are looking at how occupational health factors into mental health outcomes for veterinarians. Peter Rabinowitz, Heather Fowler, and the training program in Occupational Health at the Human-Animal Interface are mentioned. In the News
    JAVMA News | May 1, 2016
  • Experts weigh in about lead suspected in Tacoma's drinking water. Catherine Karr explains the heath effects from lead exposures, particularly in children. In the News
    The News Tribune | April 29, 2016