Occupational Medicine

Clean air warrior
Blog entry | June 21, 2019
Sverre Vedal, MD, MSc Joined DEOHS 2004 Proudest achievement "The work I’m most proud of as I look back involves people: mentoring students and caring for patients."
The doctors for your life
Blog entry | January 04, 2019
“OK, who do we have next?” Dr. Esi Nkyekyer leans forward, listening intently as a medical fellow describes her next patient.
Caring for the animal caretakers
Blog entry | July 03, 2018
Veterinary workers, farm animal handlers, aquaculture workers and others who work closely with animals are at high risk for on-the-job injuries and illnesses. But when those workers need treatment for bites, scratches, kicks, exposure to infectious diseases or other workplace exposures, they currently have nowhere to turn for specialized care.
Students leading the way
Blog entry | June 07, 2018
DEOHS graduates are tomorrow's health and safety leaders. We’re celebrating our soon-to-be 2018 graduates with this new video featuring promising research led by our students this year.  
Stephanie A Farquhar
Faculty Member | November 14, 2019
Dr. Stephanie Ann Farquhar is a Clinical Professor at University of Washington School of Public Health, Department of Health Services & the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences. She is a Senior Social Research Scientist at Public Health - Seattle King County Health Department. Dr.
Howard Hu
Faculty Member | October 14, 2019
Dr. Hu is a physician-scientist, board-certified in Internal Medicine and Preventive (Occupational) Medicine, who most recently served as Professor of Environmental Health, Epidemiology, Global Health and Medicine and the Founding Dean of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto (2012-2018). Previously, Dr.
Michael A. Silverstein
Faculty Member | October 09, 2019
Dr. Michael Silverstein has held a variety of significant positions in the public and private sectors over a 40-year career in workplace safety and health. He recently retired from his post as the Assistant Director for Industrial Safety and Health in the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries after directing the state's OSHA program for ten years. Dr.
Esi W. Nkyekyer
Faculty Member | October 09, 2019
Dr. Nkyekyer received her MD from Yale University School of Medicine in 2010 and completed residency training in Internal Medicine at the University of Washington in 2013.
Abid Haq
Faculty Member | October 09, 2019
Dr. Haq is the Medical Director for Occupational Health Services, Group Health with oversight for 12 Occupational Health Clinics in Washington. He joined Group Health in 2006. He was formerly with Occupational Health Services, Kaiser Permanente Southern California from 1995 to 2005, where he was the Chief of Occupational Medicine, Bakersfield.
Paul Darby
Faculty Member | October 09, 2019
Board-certified in Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Medical Director of Occupational Health for Franciscan Health System in Tacoma, WA. Specialist in evaluation and treatment of occupational injury and disease, chemically-related illness, Federally-regulated medical exams (DOT, FAA, USCG, Department of Defense, OWCP, Harborworkers and Longshore, Jones Act).
June T. Spector
Faculty Member | October 01, 2019
Dr. Spector is a physician-scientist with a focus on the prevention and management of adverse health outcomes related to heat exposure and other climate-related hazards in working populations. She is actively engaged in interdisciplinary research to evaluate health benefits of conservation interventions to inform progress toward sustainable development and climate goals.
Coralynn Sack
Faculty Member | October 01, 2019
Coralynn Sack joined the Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences and the Department of Medicine in 2018. She is a physician-scientist with clinical and research expertise in environmental and occupational lung disease. She received her MD from the University of Buffalo and MPH in epidemiology from the UW.
Peter Rabinowitz
Faculty Member | September 30, 2019
Dr. Peter Rabinowitz is professor of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences, and  director of the UW Center for One Health Research.
Joel D. Kaufman
Faculty Member | September 30, 2019
Dr. Kaufman is a physician-epidemiologist, board-certified in internal medicine and occupational medicine. He has been a full-time faculty member at the UW since 1997, currently holding appointments in the Departments of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences, and Medicine (General Internal Medicine), and Epidemiology.
Gary M. Franklin
Faculty Member | September 30, 2019
Dr. Gary Franklin is a Research Professor in the UW Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences and in the Department of Medicine (Neurology), as well as an Adjunct Research Professor in the UW Department of Health Services. Dr.