In the News Archive


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. | 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

As governments decide what to do about air quality, studies connect an array of health problems to dirty air. Joel Kaufman is quoted.

ScienceNews | September 19, 2017
The list of diseases linked to air pollution is growing

In the Imperial Valley, nearly 3,000 homes are dependent on raw canal water for showering, washing and other household uses. State regulators sanction the arrangement, but others are concerned about health risks. Vanessa Galaviz is quoted.

News Deeply | September 14, 2017
Why it's legal to pump untreated canal water into Californians' homes

Death, dismemberment, damage, disruption and distress. These are dangers people face during and immediately after storms like Harvey and Irma. But what about the hidden hazards of hurricanes? Experts from the University of Washington School of Public Health weigh in.

September 13, 2017
Hidden Hazards after the Hurricane

Joel Kaufman and Howard Frumkin from the University of Washington School of Public Health have been elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences for their outstanding record of scientific achievement. They are among 13 new members, including six from the University of Washington, who will be inducted next month in Seattle.

September 11, 2017
Kaufman, Frumkin Elected to Washington State Academy of Sciences

Nicole Errett, from the University of Washington School of Public Health, received a 12-month, $50,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) to study how state policies for disaster recovery planning promote health and well-being.

SPH News | September 6, 2017
Promoting health and well-being during disaster recovery

Patients who are prescribed both opioids and sedating drugs are six times more likely to die of an overdose than people on opioids alone, according to researchers from the University of Washington School of Public Health and the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries.

August 17, 2017
Mixing Opioids and Sedatives Steeply Raises Overdose Risk

The UW Superfund Research Program received a five-year, $10 million award from the NIH to continue studying the effects that environmental pollutants pose to the nervous systems of humans and fish.

August 15, 2017
UW Superfund Program Receives $10 Million Award to Study Effects of Pollutants on Nervous System

KUOW’s Bill Radke spoke with Sverre Vedal, a pulmonary physician at the UW who studies the effects of air pollution at the School of Public Health, about what the wildfire smoke in Seattle means for our health.

KUOW | August 3, 2017
What does all this smoke in Seattle mean for your health?