Sustainable Communities

Published: August 15, 2019
DEOHS Associate Professor Jeremy Hess Researchers from the University of Washington are teaming up with the Swinomish Tribe to evaluate strategies the Swinomish are using to adapt to climate change.

Published: August 07, 2019
Adding flame retardants to consumer products was supposed to protect people from harm when manufacturers began the practice in the 1970s.

Published: July 15, 2019
Washington is on the road to 100 percent clean energy with the passage of a new law championed by Gov. Jay Inslee that sets targets for achieving zero-carbon electricity by 2045. DEOHS Chair Michael Yost

Published: July 15, 2019
  Researcher, lecturer, leader, mentor and global citizen-scientist. DEOHS Professor Elaine Faustman, PhD, is being recognized this week by scientists around the globe for the many roles she has played in advancing the science of toxicology over her nearly 40-year career.

Published: July 01, 2019
Trees are one of our best allies in combating climate change, capturing greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide and preventing them from accumulating in the atmosphere.

Published: June 18, 2019
  Can you solve this medical mystery? A New York woman returned home from a Florida vacation with a fever, headache and chills. Despite treatment, her condition worsened, and she eventually developed severe joint pain and a rash across her body.

Published: May 14, 2019
Kholood Altassan PhD, Environmental and Occupational Hygiene Hometown Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Future plans Assistant professor at King Saud University, Saudi Arabia. “If I was going to spend this much time on a research project, I wanted to dedicate it to an area that doesn’t get as much attention.”

Published: May 02, 2019
“Anything potentially pathogenic in their bodies is of grave concern.” –Marilyn Roberts For 17 days last summer, the world was riveted by the sight of one of Puget Sound’s southern resident killer whales carrying her dead calf in what seemed like an act of mourning before finally letting the calf go.

Published: April 25, 2019
Support the One Health Clinic The UW Center for One Health Research is seeking new funding sources to sustain and expand the clinic. Make a gift: https://deohs.washington.edu/cohr/donate

Published: April 04, 2019
Tuberculosis is pernicious. At first, a person infected with TB bacteria may think it’s a bad cold. Several weeks could go by before the patient goes to the doctor.