In the News Archive

2018

Four innovative research projects involving faculty from the UW Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS) will receive grants from the University of Washington Population Health Initiative to pursue interdisciplinary approaches to improve health and reduce health disparities in vulnerable communities.

March 15, 2018
DEOHS researchers awarded four new grants by UW Population Health Initiative

DEOHS Research Professor Gary Franklin: Opioid overprescribing is not a myth.

politico.com | March 15, 2018
DEOHS Research Professor Gary Franklin: Opioid overprescribing is not a myth.

How big data (and family ties) will shape the future of health. DEOHS Professor Howard Frumkin is quoted.

www.geekwire.com | March 13, 2018
How big data (and family ties) will shape the future of health.

Opioids are no better than common painkillers, study finds. Gary Franklin, DEOHS research professor, is quoted.

fortune.com | March 8, 2018
Opioids are no better than common painkillers, study finds.

What is our changing climate doing to human health? Our UW Center for Health and the Global Environment is one of the only research centers of its kind measuring impact and testing solutions.

sph.washington.edu | February 23, 2018
SPH center works to protect populations from emerging health impacts

Is jet traffic at Sea-Tac Intl Airport affecting the health of people living nearby? DEOHS researchers are measuring particles emitted by jet engines at Sea-Tac Intl Airport to explore possible health hazards.

sph.washington.edu | February 23, 2018
Air quality study takes off

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