Learn from top environmental and occupational health experts

September 25, 2018 | Jolayne Houtz
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From disaster recovery to risk factors for obesity, the DEOHS environmental health seminar series kicks off this week

On Thursday, Sept. 27, the UW Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS) kicks off our fall seminar series featuring a diverse array of speakers sharing the latest science on environmental and workplace health.

DEOHS Professor Michelle Averil
DEOHS Professor Michelle Averill
DEOHS Professor Nicole Errett
DEOHS Professor Nicole Errett

These 50-minute seminars are free and open to the public. They are held Thursdays at 12:30 pm in the Magnuson Health Sciences Center, Room T-435, on the University of Washington campus.

Seminar features three DEOHS researchers

The seminar series, which runs until December 6, includes 10 lectures by experts recognized locally and nationally for their research and experience in workplace and environmental health issues.

Seminars and speakers in this series include:


  • Oct 18: "How environmental factors influence obesity risk." Speaker: DEOHS Lecturer Michelle Averill.
  • Nov. 15: "Building back better: an analysis of state disaster recovery policies and plans." Speaker: DEOHS Lecturer Nicole Errett.
  • Dec. 6: "Following the dream and passion of making the world a better place: my experience as a career epidemiologist at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention." Speaker: DEOHS Affiliate Professor Marguerite Pappaioanou.

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