DEOHS responds to COVID-19


How our research is contributing to the public health response


Experts at the UW Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences are actively engaged in COVID-19 research and service activities to help protect workers and build resilient communities during the global pandemic.


Our impact

Six people in masks stand around a sign in Spanish offering financial assistance during the pandemic to immigrants.

Following the community’s lead in the pandemic

DEOHS researchers partner with communities of color across Washington to assess health equity and food security in the pandemic

Diana working

An internship with impact

DEOHS student Diana Marquez helped connect Yakima Valley farmworkers with COVID-19 information and vaccines during a recent internship   

Portrait of Gerard Cangelosi.

Helping students change the world

DEOHS Professor Gerard Cangelosi is the 2021 Outstanding Faculty Mentor

Woman looking to the right with a rope and wood bridge behind her in a forested landscape.

Bringing a global view to environmental justice

DEOHS MPH student Renée Codsi wins Husky 100 and DEOHS Outstanding Master’s Student awards

A red barn and farmland in the foreground with Mount Baker in the background.

COVID-19 on Washington farms

Nearly two-thirds of farms experienced increased operating costs, according to new report from the UW Center for Public Health Nutrition, DEOHS and partners

In a park, a woman in a face mask holds a mobile phone while observing a runner with a dog on a leash.

King County gets high marks for masking

More than 85% of observed King County residents masked up in public, UW researchers find in partnership with King County and Washington State Department of Health


In the news

OSHA exposed to culture wars backlash through vaccine mandate
September 21, 2021 | Bloomberg Law | Featured: Marissa Baker View

COVID-19 testing and vaccination options for the UW community
September 13, 2021 | UW Daily | Featured: Marilyn C. Roberts View

Should You Ask Your Hairdresser if They’ve Had a COVID-19 Vaccine?
September 1, 2021 | Everyday Health | Featured: Marissa Baker View

June heatwave, COVID overwhelm regional hospitals
August 31, 2021 | Seattle Weekly | Featured: Kristie L. Ebi, Jeremy J Hess View

Heat, smoke and COVID: A public health ‘perfect storm’
August 13, 2021 | Seattle Times | Featured: Tania M Busch Isaksen, Kristie L. Ebi View