In the News Archive

2018

DEOHS student Sonni Tadlock helped develop an environmental health curriculum with the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community teaching youth and the community about living seasonally.

sph.washington.edu | February 12, 2018
DEOHS student Sonni Tadlock featured as master's fellowship winner

(Seattle) February 8, 2018 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded the University of Washington a $2,996,426 grant to help fund the "Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis and Air Pollution - Next Stage (MESA Air Next)" project, building on more than a decade of research that looks at the connection between inhaled small particle pollution and increased risks of stroke, heart attacks and other cardiovascular disease.Over the past 14 years, EPA has invested $33 million and leveraged over another $70 million from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. 

February 8, 2018
EPA awards UW nearly $3 million to further study air pollution and cardiovascular disease link

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.

www.aspph.org | February 2, 2018
ecigarettes may lead youth to start smoking regular cigarettes

Report co-authored by two DEOHS faculty shows need for smarter occupational health surveillance system.

www.aspph.org | January 30, 2018
Report shows need for smarter occupational health surveillance system

DEOHS Lecturer Nicole Errett: The need for disaster research—and underrepresented scholars to plan and execute it—has never been greater.

http://diverseeducation.com | January 19, 2018
DEOHS Lecturer Nicole Errett: The need for disaster research

The UW School of Public Health remains committed to building a more diverse and welcoming institution. To that end, six master’s fellowships were awarded this academic year by the School to promising scholars from diverse backgrounds. Each of these outstanding students receives $20,000 over two years.

January 18, 2018
Exploring the diverse roots of the 2017-18 Master's Fellowship winners

2017

Janitors/custodians suffer more on-the-job injuries than construction laborers. DEOHS Professor Debra Milek discusses the effort to study and address ergonomic problems contributing to injuries for UW's custodial staff in Washington state's L&I blog.

WA State Department of Labor & Industries Blog | December 12, 2017
A prescription for success; How UW focused on workplace safety and made it work

Professor Andrew Dannenberg is the guest blogger on APHA's Public Health News Wire. He discusses the interconnectedness of the built environment, climate change, and public health, as well as the benefits of partnering between health and non-health sectors to minimize the effects of climate change.

APHA | December 6, 2017
Health Thinking in the Built Environment

The atmosphere is literally changing the food we eat, for the worse. Kristie Ebi, [has] studied the intersection of climate change and global health for two decades, is one of a handful of scientists in the U.S. who is keyed into the potentially sweeping consequences of the CO2-nutrition dynamic, and brings it up in every talk she gives.

www.politico.com | October 24, 2017
The great nutrient colapse

Mike Krause (MSPH '83), a senior industrial hygienist for Veritox, has worked to identify health hazards in workplaces for more than 30 years. We caught up with Krause to learn how his studies in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences prepared him to protect the health and safety of people at work and in their communities.

September 28, 2017
Alumni Profile: Mike Krause