Nutrition

Trimming food waste
Blog entry | August 28, 2020
In the U.S., we each waste about a pound of food each day. Our own choices contribute to the pileup, combined with a system that promotes wasteful decisions, according to a new report from UW Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS) Associate Professor Jennifer Otten and collaborators.
Collaborating for health equity
Blog entry | August 19, 2020
The University of Washington Population Health Initiative has awarded COVID-19 population health equity research grants to three projects involving partnerships between UW Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS) and community leaders.
Safe fishing on the Duwamish
Blog entry | June 23, 2020
Fishing for fun, food and cultural connection is a way of life in the Pacific Northwest. View the videos
Nourishing many passions
Blog entry | June 12, 2020
When Michael Rosenfeld started college, he planned to become a labor historian. But his cell biology professor at Grinnell College turned him on to science.
Food systems students foster resilience
Blog entry | June 02, 2020
This spring, the first group of undergraduates to complete the UW Nutritional Sciences Program’s Food Systems, Nutrition and Health major are taking the knowledge they’ve acquired and applying it to help their communities.
New funding for pandemic research
Blog entry | May 08, 2020
The University of Washington Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS) was recently awarded funding for four new projects to address the health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Food systems under stress
Blog entry | May 06, 2020
  DEOHS Associate Professor Jennifer Otten
Food in the time of coronavirus
Blog entry | March 30, 2020
Ensuring that all people have access to healthy food is a challenge in the best of times, but it has become even more daunting during the current pandemic.
Caring for the caregivers
Blog entry | June 12, 2019
Child-care providers play an important role in the development and health of about 10 million young children enrolled in early child care centers in the United States. They teach kids how to care for themselves by keeping good hygiene, eating healthfully, moving their bodies and navigating new emotions and social spaces. But what about the well-being of the teachers themselves?
From harvest to health
Blog entry | June 11, 2019
Before she was a food systems and sustainability expert, Yona Sipos was a video jockey for MTV Canada. Between interviews with celebrities like Avril Lavigne and music videos for Outkast's Hey Ya!, Sipos talked to her teenage audience about science—everything from how to plant an urban garden to cool science experiments to do at home.
Getting fish to the table
Blog entry | June 04, 2019
As a philosophy-student-turned-fishmonger, Zach Koehn often heard his customers talking about how healthy fish is—and how expensive it can be. Yet Koehn knew cheap fish were available. Some groups, including the Monterey, CA, fish company where he worked, were even connecting inexpensive surplus fish with low-income populations that could benefit from it.
Sarah M. Collier
Faculty Member | April 09, 2020
Dr. Sarah Collier is an Assistant Professor in Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences and core faculty in food systems, nutrition, and health within the Nutritional Sciences Program.
Kathi Lefebvre
Faculty Member | October 14, 2019
Dr. Kathi Lefebvre is a research biologist at NOAA's Northwest Fisheries Science Center. She is also an Affiliate Associate Professor in the UW Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences.
Grace Lasker
Faculty Member | October 14, 2019
Dr. Grace Lasker is a senior lecturer with the Nursing & Health Studies department at the University of Washington Bothell. She was formerly tenured faculty and director of the BS in Public Health at Lake Washington Institute of Technology, where she taught courses in environmental health, epidemiology, nutrition, cellular biology, and chemistry.
David S. Boyle
Faculty Member | October 10, 2019
As the Program Leader of the Diagnostic program at PATH, I have over 10 years of experience in developing diagnostic tools and technologies for use in low resource settings.
Pooja Tandon
Faculty Member | October 09, 2019
Dr. Pooja Tandon is a pediatrician and researcher at the Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development at Seattle Children’s Research Institute and Assistant Professor at the University of Washington.  Dr.
Yona Sipos
Faculty Member | October 01, 2019
Dr. Sipos works at the intersection of food systems, community-engaged scholarship, sustainability and equity. Her PhD in Integrated Studies in Land & Food Systems at the University of British Columbia investigated long-term, community-university partnerships critical for community food systems.
Michael E. Rosenfeld
Faculty Member | October 01, 2019
Dr. Rosenfeld is a Professor in DEOHS and has joint appointments in the Dept. Pathology and the Core Faculty of the Graduate Program in Nutritional Sciences. He is the director of the Environmental Pathology/Toxicology training grant, funded by NIEHS. Dr.
Jennifer J. Otten
Faculty Member | September 30, 2019
Dr. Jennifer Otten is an Associate Professor in Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences and faculty researcher with the UW Center for Public Health Nutrition. She also serves as the Food Systems Director and core faculty in the Nutritional Sciences Program and as co-director of Livable City Year. Dr.
Michelle Averill
Faculty Member | September 30, 2019
Dr. Michelle Averill is a Senior Lecturer in environmental and occupational health sciences at the University of Washington.