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.
Kathi Lefebvre
Faculty Member | October 14, 2019
Kathi received a B.A. in Biology from Whitworth College in 1989, an M.S. in Marine Science from Moss Landing Marine Laboratories in 1995, and a Ph.D. in Biology from the University of California at Santa Cruz in 2001. She began working at the Northwest Fisheries Science Center as a National Academy of Sciences NRC Post-doctoral Fellow in 2001.
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.
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. She is also the clinical coordinator for the Graduate Coordinated Program in Dietetics and a member of several professional organizations, including the American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.