Climate Change

Blog entry | November 30, 2022
For Esther Min, the most effective public health science starts with listening to the needs of communities.

Blog entry | November 09, 2022
A new $2.3 million program funded by the US National Science Foundation will educate and equip young scientists to cultivate resilience to climate impacts such as flooding and extreme heat.

Blog entry | November 03, 2022
Two teams of researchers in the UW Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS) and their partners have been awarded grants from the University of Washington Population Health Initiative to support research on the health impacts of wildfire smoke and extreme heat.

Blog entry | October 25, 2022
Register now for Joseph Allen's Nov. 3 talk: "Healthy Buildings: The Nexus of COVID, Climate and Worker Health" As director of Harvard’s Healthy Buildings Program, Joseph Allen often invites people to take their age and multiply it by 0.9.

Blog entry | October 04, 2022
“Have you ever been working in the field and been unable to see the sun because of smoke?” At a recent outreach event for farmworker families in Central Washington, participants were asked questions like this one about the challenges they face during wildfire smoke season, with an invitation to raise their hands when they agreed.

Blog entry | October 03, 2022
Associate Teaching Professor Tania Busch IsaksenHeat-related deaths are widespread across Washington state, and they occur even in regions that typically have milder climates, according to a

Blog entry | September 28, 2022
Isabel Nerenberg, MS student in the UW Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS), is one of two recipients of this year’s Russell L. Castner Endowed Student Research Fund, which supports student research in environmental health.

Blog entry | September 20, 2022
Claire Schollaert, PhD student in the UW Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS), is one of two recipients of this year’s Russell L. Castner Endowed Student Research Fund, which supports student research in environmental health.

Blog entry | August 05, 2022
DEOHS Assistant Professor Nicole Errett How do you plan ahead for the unforeseen?

Blog entry | August 05, 2022
Learn more about our work on the health impacts of extreme heat Extreme heat kills more people in the US than any other weather event. Scientists expect climate change to make this worse; already, 37% of heat-related deaths are thought to be due to climate change.

Blog entry | August 02, 2022
Since it launched in 2019, Washington’s Environmental Health Disparities Map has been used to help decision-makers and government agencies work with communities to clean up contamination, improve buildings and electric grids, plant trees and many other projects.

Blog entry | July 28, 2022
Communities in one of Washington’s most wildfire-prone regions share hard-earned wisdom about communicating the risks of wildfire smoke in a new report from a team of UW researchers, the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation and the Okanogan River Ai

Blog entry | July 07, 2022
Aarti Tandon BA, Food Systems, Nutrition and Health Hometown Yorba Linda, CA Future plans To pursue medicine in environmental and occupational health. “I believe my research helps reduce gaps in fair and equal access for marginalized peoples.” - Aarti Tandon

Blog entry | June 27, 2022
The Fifth Season project The Fifth Season project is featured on KUOW's Soundside program. See all of the portraits and hear the audio stories here.

Blog entry | May 02, 2022
All forest fire smoke is bad for people, but not all fires in forests are bad.

Blog entry | April 29, 2022
Nicole ErrettTwo interdisciplinary teams led by researchers from the UW Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS) will study disaster preparedness and noise pollution with

Blog entry | April 27, 2022
May 18 panel to discuss sustainability in coffee and tea industries Attend a free panel discussion on May 18 on current developments in the coffee and tea industries focused on creating just and sustainable supply chains that benefit people and the environment. Brewing Sustainability in the Coffee and Tea Industries May 18, 12:30 - 1:30 pm

Blog entry | April 20, 2022
DEOHS Assistant Professor Nicole ErrettA new pilot project co-led by University of Washington researchers to improve disaster preparedness and climate resilience in South Seattle will put equity at the

Blog entry | March 29, 2022
Juliette Randazza MPH, Environmental and Occupational Health Master in Public Administration Hometown Andover, MA Future plans Entering public service in local or state government, working on environmental policy and management and their impact on health

Blog entry | March 09, 2022
Two international research projects co-led by researchers in the UW Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS) were recently awarded Tier I pilot grants from the UW Population Health Initiative (PHI). The grants support researchers in laying an interdisciplinary foundation for a future project to generate proof of concept.

Blog entry | March 01, 2022
Register now to join us Tuesday, March 8, for a panel discussion about the IPCC report with four co-authors from UW DEOHS

Blog entry | February 10, 2022
Farmers struggling to adapt to rising temperatures in tropical regions can unleash the benefits of natural cooling, alongside a host of other wins, simply by dotting more trees across their pasturelands. For the first time, a study led by the University of Washington puts tangible numbers to the cooling effects of this practice.

Blog entry | January 06, 2022
Daaniya Iyaz MS, Environmental Health Hometown Born in Chennai, India; raised in Sammamish, WA, USA Future plans Working in public health in government or consulting.

Blog entry | December 15, 2021
In 2021, the UW Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS) welcomed new faculty, forged collaborations in climate and health, and continued our innovative, community-oriented environmental health research on areas including air pollution, COVID-19 and the far-reaching health impacts of wildfire smoke across Washington state. Explore our top stories below.

Blog entry | December 02, 2021
The evidence has been clear for some time: Climate change presents a dire threat to human health. Unfortunately, as a result of inaction on the issue, the prognosis is getting worse.

Blog entry | November 24, 2021
In mid-October, UW PhD student Amber Khan took a hike up Mt. Si that was different from the treks she usually goes on with her husky.

Blog entry | November 12, 2021
Outdoor workers in the world’s lower-latitude tropical forests may face a greater risk of heat-related deaths and unsafe working conditions because of deforestation and climate warming, according to a new study led by The Nature Conservancy, the University of Washington and Indonesia’s Mulawarman U

Blog entry | October 18, 2021
Professor Emeritus Howard Frumkin

Blog entry | September 17, 2021
Read the UW News announcement A disaster researcher in the UW Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS) will help lead a new $19 million research hub focused on bu

Blog entry | August 17, 2021
Watch a recording of the Lancet Series on Heat and Health webinar   The extreme heat wave that hit the Pacific Northwest this summer made news not only for its record-breaking temperatures, but also for the trag

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