Environmental Health

Blog entry | September 13, 2023
Dr. Catherine Karr completed years of specialty training in pediatrics and can’t recall ever being taught about the issue of lead poisoning, which causes neurodevelopmental issues in children.

Blog entry | September 05, 2023

Blog entry | September 05, 2023
Read the full UW news release Changes in our environment are creating new challenges: new disease patterns, threats to mental health, malnutrition and unpredictable natural disasters.

Blog entry | August 29, 2023

Blog entry | August 28, 2023
Breathing wildfire smoke poses a health risk to people of all ages, not just young children and older adults, according to new research from the UW Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS) and colleagues at Seattle Children’s.

Blog entry | August 08, 2023

Blog entry | August 04, 2023
Could studying how zebrafish swim help uncover a cure for autism? Yijie Geng thinks so.

Blog entry | August 01, 2023
Learn more in our interactive feature: "At every age, cleaner air means better health." It’s not just textbooks and homework woes that unite schoolkids of the sunny Yakima Valley with their counterparts in rainy Seattle’s urban neighborhoods.

Blog entry | July 23, 2023

Blog entry | July 06, 2023
Thomas Burbacher Professor, UW Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences Proudest achievements: Making discoveries in toxicology and seeing how research is used for public health protection, engaging with communities and teaching undergraduates Joined DEOHS faculty: 1991

Blog entry | July 05, 2023
Despite their invisibly small size, ultrafine particles have become a massive concern for air pollution experts. These tiny pollutants—typically spread through wildfire smoke, vehicle exhaust, industrial emissions and airplane fumes—can bypass some of the body’s built-in defenses, carrying toxins to every organ or burrowing deep in the lungs.

Blog entry | June 20, 2023
Four teams of researchers in the UW Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS) and their collaborators recently received awards from the UW Population Health Initiative to pursue projects focused on the health impacts of military aircraft noise pollution, using drones to monitor harmful algal blooms, engaging youth in disaster planning and incorporating public health

Blog entry | June 13, 2023
Talk to Catherine Karr’s students, past and present, and you’ll hear a common refrain: she is deeply engaged and invested in their lives.

Blog entry | June 12, 2023
Families, friends, faculty and staff gathered Friday to celebrate 74 students graduating from the UW Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS) across four degree programs.

Blog entry | June 01, 2023
Maria-Crina Curca. Photo: Elizar Mercado.

Blog entry | May 30, 2023
When most people think about the causes of diabetes and obesity, they think about diet, physical activity and family history. But when Joe Lim thinks about these diseases, he thinks about environmental toxicants that are often invisible to the senses yet can have an enormous impact decades into a person’s life.

Blog entry | May 25, 2023
Claire Schollaert PhD, Environmental & Occupational Hygiene Hometown Walnut Creek, CA Future plans A career as an environmental health scientist in academia, government or the nonprofit sector

Blog entry | May 19, 2023
Asheton Gilbertson MS, Occupational Hygiene Hometown Denver, CO Future plans Working as an industrial hygienist at Sandia National Laboratories. “My work with firefighters helped solidify that I made the right choice in coming to UW, because I would not have gotten to do this anywhere else.”

Blog entry | May 17, 2023
Jose Carmona, first author of the study and a DEOHS MPH alum, takes an environmental sample at a dairy farm.

Blog entry | May 02, 2023
DEOHS Assistant Professor Joan Casey.

Blog entry | April 25, 2023
The University of Washington School of Public Health (UW SPH) has been ranked No. 5 among public health graduate schools in the US News & World Report rankings for 2023, up from last year’s position of No. 9.

Blog entry | April 13, 2023
Two teams of researchers from the UW Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciencs (DEOHS) and their partners recently received grants from the UW Population Health Initiative for projects focusing on supporting healthy home environments in Washington’s Yakima Valley and understanding the connections between community-based land management and disease outbreaks in Brazil.

Blog entry | April 06, 2023
Heat is a quiet killer. Unlike most natural disasters, which can leave visible damage across an entire region, a heat wave’s effects on human health can be difficult to track.

Blog entry | April 05, 2023
Register now for Dr. Lynn Goldman's Apr. 20 talk: Cumulative Environmental Risk Impacts of Redlining: Houston as a Case Study As dean of the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University, Dr.

Blog entry | April 04, 2023
Sarah Kim recently won the prestigious Carl Smith Graduate Student Award at the 2023 meeting of the Society of Toxicology.

Blog entry | March 23, 2023
The Society of Toxicology recently recognized several researchers in the UW Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS), including three members of DEOHS Associate Professor Julia Yue Cui’s lab.

Blog entry | March 21, 2023

Blog entry | March 17, 2023
For her many contributions to assessing the risk of chemical hazards, Elaine Faustman has been awarded the 2023 Arnold J.


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