Occupational Health

Blog entry | November 15, 2023
John Lykins Applied MS, Environmental Health Sciences Hometown Midland, OH Future plans A career as an industrial hygienist in the maritime industries. “I want to find solutions that have a minimal impact on people’s workflow while providing maximum protection for workers.”

Blog entry | October 31, 2023
As a young woman, Diana Ceballos spent Saturdays volunteering with impoverished children living in a neighborhood built on top of a garbage dump in her native Medellin, Colombia.

Blog entry | October 24, 2023
Christopher Alawode MPH, Occupational and Environmental Medicine Hometown Rancho Cucamonga, CA Future plans Working as an Occupational Medicine physician, perhaps in a rehabilitation center.

Blog entry | October 19, 2023
Goodgion at the NEHA meeting. Photo: Courtesy of Goodgion.

Blog entry | October 04, 2023
Mariam Assaad MPH, Environmental Health Sciences Hometown Brazil and Lebanon Future plans Utilize my degree to create a healthier environment and safer workplaces. “I am grateful for the hands-on experiences, the lessons I’ve learned, and the meaningful connections I’ve built.”

Blog entry | October 02, 2023
Miguel Rojas-Flores Applied MS, Environmental Health Sciences Hometown Merced, CA Future plans After graduation this fall, I plan to move back home to California’s Central Valley and pursue a teaching credential to serve the communities where I grew up.

Blog entry | September 27, 2023

Blog entry | September 25, 2023
When Bruk Molla first came to the UW as an undergraduate, he was searching for the perfect premed major. He considered several options, but struggled to find exactly what he was looking for: a field with direct impact on people’s lives. Then he discovered the Environmental Health major in the Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS).

Blog entry | September 06, 2023
DEOHS Assistant Professor Marissa Baker

Blog entry | August 16, 2023

Blog entry | July 23, 2023

Blog entry | July 13, 2023
DEOHS is collaborating with cross-sector partners to prepare for a hotter future in the Pacific Northwest

Blog entry | July 11, 2023
Richard Gleason Associate Teaching Professor, UW Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences Proudest achievements: Earning the UW's Distinguished Contributions to Lifelong Learning Award in 2017.

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 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 08, 2023
Bridget Ury BS, Environmental Health BA, Political Science Hometown Newcastle, WA Future plans Work as an environmental health and safety specialist and, longer term, explore how climate change impacts human health.

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 | March 30, 2023
University of Washington researchers are working with Pacific Northwest transit agencies to study whether illicit drug use on buses and trains may affect air quality in the vehicles.

Blog entry | January 23, 2023
Firefighters risk their lives responding to emergencies, but they also jeopardize their long-term health through exposure to toxic chemicals and other occupational hazards. As a result, firefighters are at increased risk for cancer, cardiovascular disease and other health conditions.

Blog entry | November 15, 2022
When Marissa Baker introduces the field of occupational health to her undergraduate students, she asks them to think of a job they or someone they know has had, and what they didn’t like about the job.

Blog entry | November 08, 2022
Learn more about NWCOHS funding for DEOHS graduate students in Occupational Hygiene, One Health and Occupational & Environmental Medicine At the marine mammal hospital Sealife Response, Rehab and Research (SR3) in Des Moines, Washington, this fall has been a busy one: the facility has

Blog entry | October 26, 2022
The University of Washington Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS) programs are ranked No. 7 in the world, according to newly released rankings from US News & World Report’s Best Global Universities.

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 20, 2022
Last spring, a cohort of students in the UW Brotherhood Initiative toured Boeing sites in Everett and Renton with faculty members in the UW Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS).

Blog entry | October 05, 2022
The UW Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS) welcomes eight new faculty members to its ranks during the 2022-23 academic year.

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 | 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 | September 14, 2022
PNASH Director Michael Yost


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