A new UW study is inviting pet owners who test positive for monkeypox to also have their animals screened for the virus. The Monkeypox and Pets Study is accepting enrollees in King County. Owners of dogs, cats, ferrets, rats, mice and hamsters may participate. The study will not include reptiles or birds.
Blog entry | August 25, 2022
Blog entry | June 16, 2022
Vickie Ramirez jokes with colleagues that her jack-of-all-trades resume ranges from “assembling IKEA chairs to managing a global research center.” In fact, “other duties as assigned” only begins to capture the breadth and depth of Ramirez’s life experiences and skills:
Blog entry | April 06, 2022
Katy Burr MPH, One Health Hometown Seattle, WA Future plans Joining the CDC Epidemic Intelligence Service program “I'm hopeful that my work will help to illuminate ways to keep people who work with animals safer at work.” - Katy Burr
Blog entry | March 09, 2022
Two international research projects co-led by researchers in the UW Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS) were recently awarded Tier I pilot grants from the UW Population Health Initiative (PHI). The grants support researchers in laying an interdisciplinary foundation for a future project to generate proof of concept.
Blog entry | February 22, 2022
Marilyn Roberts still remembers the advice her father gave her when she headed off to college: “Do something so you can get a career.”
Blog entry | October 21, 2021
Editor’s note: Lily Myers is a second-year DEOHS master's student in Occupational Hygiene and a trainee in the Northwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety (part of the UW Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences). We recently spoke with Myers about her research at a Seattle-area marine mammal hospital.
Blog entry | June 02, 2021
Tianai (Scyler) Li BS, Environmental Health Hometown Hefei, China Future plans Starting veterinary school at Washington State University this fall. “Community health is important in terms of protecting every individual in the population. It’s like medicine, but for a whole population.”
Blog entry | May 25, 2021
Renée Codsi MPH, One Health Hometown Beirut, Lebanon Future plans Starting a PhD in Environmental & Occupational Health at DEOHS in the fall.
Blog entry | December 22, 2020
In a year like no other, DEOHS faculty, students and staff quickly pivoted to tackle new threats posed by the pandemic. We contributed to Washington state's COVID-19 response, showed the effectiveness of self-sampling for the virus and assessed impacts on essential workers—not to mention our furry friends.
Blog entry | November 09, 2020
DEOHS Professor Elaine Faustman
Blog entry | September 15, 2020
Apply now for our grad programs in environmental and occupational health! Learn more My advice for incoming grad students: Use your master’s program to create the experience you want. You only have two years—make them yours, and make them count!
Blog entry | August 07, 2020
“When I explain my thesis project to people, they are always excited to hear about me working with marine animals,” Alexandria Vingino said. “And then I explain to them that I'm not really working with marine animals, I'm working with what’s in their poop.”
Blog entry | July 29, 2020
Madeline Benoit MPH, One Health Hometown Portland, OR Future plans Getting a job that serves and helps other people. In the meantime, you can find her at the barn!
Blog entry | April 17, 2020
Are our pets at risk for COVID-19? Recent reports of animals testing positive for the novel coronavirus—including a cat in Belgium, a dog in Hong Kong and, famously, a tiger in the Bronx Zoo—have pet owners worrying about their furry companions. Many also wonder whether pets can pass COVID-19 on to people.
Blog entry | October 17, 2019
Herders with their horses in Mongolia.
Blog entry | September 30, 2019
Monday, March 28 opening reception Join us Monday, March 28, for the opening reception of Shifting the Focus: Stories of Homelessness With Our Animals. 4 to 6 pm at the UW School of Social Work, 4101 15th Ave NE, Seattle.
Blog entry | May 02, 2019
“Anything potentially pathogenic in their bodies is of grave concern.” –Marilyn Roberts For 17 days last summer, the world was riveted by the sight of one of Puget Sound’s southern resident killer whales carrying her dead calf in what seemed like an act of mourning before finally letting the calf go.
Blog entry | April 25, 2019
Support the One Health Clinic The UW Center for One Health Research is seeking new funding sources to sustain and expand the clinic. Make a gift: https://deohs.washington.edu/cohr/donate
Blog entry | April 01, 2019
Erica Grant climbed the steep lava slopes of Rwanda’s volcanic park and trekked through its dense rain forest to see some of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas. What surprised her most wasn’t so much the great apes themselves, but how difficult it was for tourists to keep a safe distance away.
Blog entry | March 06, 2019
A UW research study looking at interactions between humans and monkeys in Nepal is focusing new attention on how potentially deadly strains of MRSA infection can be transmitted between them. The research highlights the health risks that can arise when humans and animals of all kinds—wild and domestic—come into close contact with each other.
Blog entry | February 05, 2019
Brianna Willis Master of Public Health, One Health Hometown Landstuhl, Germany Future plans A policy-focused career at an international health organization At age 10, Brianna Willis knew with absolute conviction that she wanted to be a veterinarian.
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.
Faculty Member | November 12, 2021
Dr. Erica Fuhrmeister is Assistant Professor in the UW Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences. She received her BS in environmental engineering from Johns Hopkins University and her MS and PhD in environmental engineering from University of California, Berkeley.
Faculty Member | September 02, 2021
Faculty Member | May 17, 2021
Sally Thompson-Iritani, DVM/PhD, CPIA, has worked in the animal welfare, compliance and research field for over 30 years. She feels strongly that recognizing the important role of our animal caregivers and the relationship that we form with the animals in our care is essential for the well-being of both the animals and the people that interact with laboratory animals.
Faculty Member | October 14, 2019
Marguerite Pappaioanou, DVM, MPVM, PhD, is an Affiliate Professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, School of Public Health at the University of Washington in Seattle, where she contributes to the research, teaching, and outreach programs of the Center for One Health Research.
Faculty Member | October 14, 2019
Dr. Lahner has been passionate about wildlife conservation since her childhood growing up in rural Minnesota. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, School of Veterinary Medicine with a dual degree, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) and Master of Public Health (MPH). Dr.
Faculty Member | October 07, 2019
The general area of my teaching and research involves the applied aspects of environmental health practice, i.e., how the principles and concepts of environmental health are actually practiced in the field, especially by local, state, tribal and federal agencies.
Faculty Member | September 30, 2019
Dr. Roberts' research interests include identification of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus [MRSA] and vancomycin resistant enterococci [VRE] in environmental samples, antibiotic resistance using a One Health approach. Dr. Roberts is interested in how antibiotic resistance genes and resistant bacteria move between the environment, humans and animals.
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.