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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

April 11, 2021 | Lori Tiede

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Reaching out for change on the farm

DEOHS MPH student and outreach specialist Dennise Drury tackles sexual harassment in agriculture

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Deforestation threatens worker health and productivity

Heat limits worker productivity in tropical deforested areas, according to new study from DEOHS, The Nature Conservancy and others

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Collaborating to solve public health problems

PhD student Yisi Liu works with international partners to understand how air pollution affects health

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Opening doors for student success

DEOHS alum Ryan Babadi credits mentorship and support from DEOHS for helping launch his new career as a Harvard researcher investigating how environmental factors affect reproductive health

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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

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Can a single test detect both TB and COVID-19?

It’s one of several innovative ideas to help end TB from the research lab of DEOHS Professor Jerry Cangelosi



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