Occupational Medicine

Blog entry | April 20, 2022
Inna Antonchuk MPH, Environmental and Occupational Health Hometown Rivne, Ukraine Future plans Continuing to work as a nurse as well as applying her public health training, perhaps with a government agency “I am very interested in immigrant occupational health but also in public health policy."

Blog entry | March 03, 2022
Apply for the program In the earliest stages of life, our health is particularly vulnerable to environmental contaminants such as particulate matter in air and endocrine disruptors in food, water and household products.

Blog entry | January 20, 2022
Dorian Kenleigh MPH, Occupational and Environmental Medicine Hometown Pittsburgh, PA Future plans Continuing to advocate for workers, such as in the cannabis industry as a medical consultant.

Blog entry | October 20, 2020
Dr. Esi Nkyekyer, OEM Clinic medical director 

Blog entry | February 25, 2020
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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."

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.

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.

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.  

Faculty Member | February 02, 2022
Dr. Luke Mease is the program director for the Preventive Medicine Residency at Madigan Army Medical Center Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA. He previously served as Chief of Preventive Medicine at the same location. Dr.

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.

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.

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.

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).

Faculty Member | October 09, 2019
Dr. Brodkin has had a private practice in Occupational & Environmental Medicine in Seattle since 2003, with a focus on occupational pulmonary disease, with an emphasis on asbestos-related lung diseases. Dr.

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.

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.

Faculty Member | September 30, 2019
Dr. Peter Rabinowitz is Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences and Director of the UW Center for One Health Research.

Faculty Member | September 30, 2019
Dr. Kaufman is a physician-epidemiologist, board-certified in internal medicine and occupational medicine.

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.

Student Research Project | October 27, 2020
Decisions made in the energy and natural resources sector can affect public health. This report reviews the characteristics and assesses the effectiveness of health impact assessments (HIAs) conducted in this sector. A total of 30 HIAs conducted in 14 states in the United States were identified using a targeted literature search.

Student Research Project | August 31, 2020
Objectives: Suicide and unintentional deaths related to firearms are a problem in the United States. Findings cited by the National Center for Health Statistics show a 33% increase in the U.S. suicide rate over the past two decades.

Student Research Project | August 26, 2020
Introduction: Exposure to whole-body vibration (WBV) has been associated with increased prevalence of low back pain in occupational settings. Not only does exposure to WBV have a high personal cost for workers who experience chronic pain, but it also has a high impact on the costs of workers’ compensation claims.

Student Research Project | October 23, 2019
Background: Heat-related injury (HRI) remains a significant public health concern in heat exposed outdoor occupational groups and especially in agricultural workers like tree fruit harvesters.

Student Research Project | August 13, 2018
Objective: Determine the association between occupational exposure to copper or aluminum and incidence of all-cause dementia and Alzheimer’s disease (AD).


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