Lockridge will be among the featured speakers at the Worker Memorial Day event April 25 on the University of Washington campus, with the theme of “Raising the Bar: Worker Rights, Safety and #MeToo Awareness.”
Over the past 14 years, EPA has invested $33 million and leveraged over another $70 million from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.
PhD Student Receives Bullitt Foundation Fellowship: To Launch One Health Dairy Project in Washington State
UW event on April 29, 2015 to honor workers who died from job-related injuries or illnesses in Washington State
Evidence bears out predictive model of pesticides in diet: Lower pesticide metabolite levels seen in people who eat organic produce
A study to be published in the Feb. 5 Environmental Health Perspectives is among the first to predict a person’s pesticide exposure based on information about their usual diet.
Like the canary in the coal mine, animals getting sick may hold an important message for people about shared environmental health risks.
The Zoobiquity 2014 Conference, "Human and Animal Health in a Changing Global Environment" Saturday, Nov. 1, in Seattle will bring together human, veterinary, and environmental medicine experts to explore the linkages and overlaps between these disciplines.
The residents of the Georgetown and South Park neighborhoods in Seattle’s Duwamish Valley now know how much diesel exhaust they are exposed to, thanks to the University of Washington School of Public Health and Puget Sound Sage, a nonprofit coalition in Seattle. A report on findings from the air pollution study are published online today.
University of Washington, Battelle Scientists Identify Potential Early Biomarker for Autism Spectrum Disorder
NIOSH awards $1.45 million to UW research center dedicated to farming, fishing and forestry safety and health, future funding still in limbo
Four UW faculty tapped for UN climate assessment. DEOHS faculty members Kristie Ebi and Jeremy Hess are quoted.
Livable City Year, co-led by DEOHS Assistant Professor Jen Otten, was recognized for its work to improve sustainability and livability in local communities.
Myths about the Washington state lottery--features Gabino Abarca, DEOHS senior and student research scientist.
See if you're one of the 250 million Americans whose drinking water is laced with cancer-linked pollutants
EPA Awards $750,000 STAR Grant to University of Washington for Next-Generation Air Pollution Research
Fast Foodies May Be Exposed To Highly ‘Toxic,’ Potentially ‘Cancer-Causing’ Chemicals, New Fast Food Study Reveals
Design meets health: UW College of Built Environments, School of Public Health chosen for national architect association’s design and research consortium
and 30 reported deaths between 2003 and 2012. Alumna Janessa Graves reports on her research.
Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences (CRAES) held a kickoff presentation for the AXA Chair in Air Pollution and Health
children who suffer from asthma.
West Virginia Official Says He 'Can Guarantee' Some People Inhaling Formaldehyde After Chemical Spill
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that every year, roughly one in six Americans get sick from foodborne illness. How can you protect yourself? Marcie Sillman talks with Associate Professor Scott Meschke.
Professor Michael Rosenfeld comments on a ballot initiative in Washington state that would require labeling of genetically engineered foods.
A new report from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists cites the dangers of prenatal exposure to certain chemicals. Dean Howard Frumkin is quoted.
A KING-5 TV and InvestigateWest story reveals the public health threats of locating schools too close to high-traffic areas. Reporters cite an email by Catherine Karr as well as UW research on air pollution; a biostatistics graduate student is also quoted.
Safety concerns have been raised about the class of pesticides blamed for killing over 20 children in India. Lucio Costa is quoted.
Inhaling motor vehicle emissions may transform good, protective cholesterol into bad, artery-clogging cholesterol that increases the risk of heart disease and stroke, says a new study led by Michael Rosenfeld.
Epidemiologist Preetha Rajaraman ’94 examines why some people are more susceptible to brain cancer than others.
Dean Howard Frumkin talks with UW 360 about what makes places healthy.
Accidental overdoses are now a leading cause of accidental deaths in the US, surpassing car crashes. Research Professor Gary Franklin is quoted.
Here's to Your Health: Design teams are capitalizing on evidence that links the built environment and wellness to make better places for living, healing, and working
PhD Candidate Vanessa Galaviz (DEOHS) received the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Volunteer Award.
Sverre Vedal gives the Fall 2011 Distinguished Faculty Lecture, featured in a School of Public Health Q&A
Jeffrey Walls (MS student, Exposure Sciences) was awarded the 2011 Future Leader in EHS scholarship.
Investing in occupational health "best practices" improves outcomes for injured workers, study finds.
Hilary Zetlen received a Bonderman Travel Fellowship. Check out what she is doing with it on her blog.
Team of researchers receive NORA Innovative Research Award for preventing construction workers’ hearing loss.
Evan Gallagher examines the role of Omega-3 fatty acids in protecting our cells against potentially damaging chemicals
Pacific Northwest Center for Human Health and Ocean Studies is co-organizing the Algae and Human Health Symposium, July 15
Sheela Sathyanarayana leads study, investigates relationship between mother's BPA exposures during pregnancy and infant's neurobehavioral abnormalities
First-ever legislation to protect health-care workers who administer chemotherapy drugs. Michael Silverstein quoted.
Antibiotics for livestock may be adding to problem of drug-resistant bacteria, says Charles Easterberg
PNASH program is improving the health and safety of the agricultural community in Washington’s Yakima Valley (p. 7)
New SPH Dean Howard Frumkin speaks on opportunities in health and the built environment on October 14th
Professor Marilyn Roberts' study of MRSA contamination leads to recommendations for firefighter, EMT safety and health
Senior Lecturer Janice Camp quoted in story on worker safeguards in the U.S.
Adjunct Professor Scott Barnhart does not expect effects of the Gulf spill on humans to be permanent.
Clinical Professor Phillip Landrigan spotlighted in CNN special report on environmental exposures
New Study Links ADHD to Pesticide Exposure. Dr. Catherine Karr talks about the science behind the studies and how the pesticides affect children's brains.
A new study involving researchers from the University of Washington is changing the way doctors advise heart patients.
Pollution levels still concern for marine life in Tacoma's Commencement Bay, says Department of Ecology's Rob Duff (MS, Toxicology, 1993).
Sheela Sathyanarayana, a physician in the Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty unit, applauds South Seattle school closure, says the decision protects children's health
Catherine Karr, director of the Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit, quoted in KING 5 News story on lead exposure and ADHD in children.
Our Field Research and Consultation Group produced an educational video training package for welders to raise awareness of potential exposures to chrome 6.
Clinical Professor Philip Landrigan is quoted in a NY Times article about the National Children's Study.
Seattle BioMed, AttoDx, Inc., and the University of Washington Announce Exclusive Technology License Agreement
Kate came to public health in a roundabout way. Her mom works at Swedish Medical Center as a sonographer, so she was exposed to hospitals at a young age. Kate enjoyed listening to stories about patient interactions and always looked forward to tagging along with her Mom. Kate was on the pre-med path when she got to college, which was a good fit, but found that the introductory science classes were notoriously big and competitive.
Hometown: Seattle, WA
PhD student, Environmental and Occupational Hygiene
Hometown: Daejeon, South Korea
After four years studying dairy practices in Washington state, Heather Fowler is turning her attention to the pork industry. This year's PhD Omenn Award Winner (the School's highest academic honor) is excited to put her degrees to work to improve food safety, protect people who produce pork, and prevent the spread of diseases from hogs to humans.
Senior, Environmental Health. Why study Environmental Health? To learn more about topics that directly impact human lives. Environmental health courses teach about the direct interaction between humans and the water we drink, air we breathe, and food we eat.
Senior, Environmental Health
Hometown: Kirkland, WA
The field directly impacts all of our lives, whether we realize it or not. It’s tied to everything from the water we drink, to the roads we drive on. I was drawn to the field because there are plenty of opportunities for one person to have a positive impact on the lives of others.
MPH student works with Northwest Tribal Emergency Management Council to develop Medical Reserve Corps Toolkit
Senior, Environmental Health
Hometown: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
The occupational health management and industrial hygiene side of environmental health – I want to make the regulatory and managerial side supportive of safe work procedures. Right now, I work as a research intern with Trevor Peckham and Dr. Noah Seixas of the DEOHS, researching how work and non-work exposures contribute to stress in low-wage workers in Seattle.
PhD student, Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences
“Emerging environmental health issues are often multi-factorial and really complex and there is no one easy solution,” says Fowler, a PhD student in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences. After veterinary school, Heather Fowler came to the UW School of Public Health to study the occupational health of animal workers.
Senior, Environmental Health
Hometown: Shoreline, WA
I have always been interested in disease transmission, and was intrigued by how Environmental Health approached this topic from a prevention, rather than treatment, perspective. The major opened my eyes to how the environment plays such a huge role in human health.
Getting people to work together can be a challenge, "but that is where all the interesting science happens," says Michael Yost, chair of the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences. He's working on building the department's interdisciplinary culture while partnering with businesses to improve sustainability. Next on his list? Focusing on the human microbiome as a theme for cross-cutting research.
Timing is everything: Julia Yue Cui investigates how the environment sets the schedule for liver genes
Sara Mar graduated with a B.S. in Environmental Health in 2017 and now works as a CDC’s Public Health Associate Program (PHAP) Fellow.
illnesses for the Washington State Department of Health. Two decades later, she is still there, helping translate
science into policy.
Agricultural Safety and Health Center. He recently expanded his research to honeybees.
Wafa Tafesh Taco graduated from the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health's undergraduate program in 2014. She now works for the Washington State Department of Health Office of Drinking Water as a Public Health Advisor. Tafesh Taco loves that she gets the opportunity to work with many parts of the DOH's drinking water division. She gets to support the disinfection and coliform programs as well as get out in the field to see a water system in action.