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 19, 2023
Blog entry | April 05, 2023
Register now for Dr. Lynn Goldman's Apr. 20 talk: Cumulative Environmental Risk Impacts of Redlining: Houston as a Case Study As dean of the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University, Dr.
Blog entry | March 30, 2023
Blog entry | March 17, 2023
For her many contributions to assessing the risk of chemical hazards, Elaine Faustman has been awarded the 2023 Arnold J.
Blog entry | February 23, 2023
Last year, two treasured members of the UW Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS) community passed away: Emeritus Professors Jane Koenig and Daniel Luchtel.
Blog entry | January 19, 2023
Wastewater surveillance was a valuable component of the US public health response in the nation’s emergency response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and is worthy of further development and continued investment, says
Blog entry | January 11, 2023
Jennifer Otten, a faculty member and food systems scholar in the UW School of Public Health, has been appointed to the Washington State Food Policy Forum. The cross-sector group was formed by the Washington State Legislature in 2016 to make recommendations for improving food systems in the state.
Blog entry | December 15, 2022
2022 was a year of growth, change and global recognition for the UW Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS), which secured top rankings in US News & World Report’s Best Global Universities 2022-2023 survey.
Blog entry | December 06, 2022
Belen Salguero BS, Environmental Health Hometown Morton, WA Future plans A public health career focusing on worker health in marginalized communities
Blog entry | November 30, 2022
For Esther Min, the most effective public health science starts with listening to the needs of communities.
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 | 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 03, 2022
Associate Teaching Professor Tania Busch IsaksenHeat-related deaths are widespread across Washington state, and they occur even in regions that typically have milder climates, according to a
Blog entry | September 28, 2022
Isabel Nerenberg, MS 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 22, 2022
DEOHS Associate Professor Jennifer Otten When the global food system is thrown into crisis—from pandemic, war or drought—often the first concern is the economic fallout.
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 | August 17, 2022
Diana Marquez MS, Applied Occupational Hygiene Hometown Grandview, WA Future plans A career with Washington State Department of Labor & Industries “The most meaningful thing has been getting to change workers’ perspectives around the work we do in occupational health and safety.”
Blog entry | August 05, 2022
DEOHS Assistant Professor Nicole Errett How do you plan ahead for the unforeseen?
Blog entry | August 02, 2022
Since it launched in 2019, Washington’s Environmental Health Disparities Map has been used to help decision-makers and government agencies work with communities to clean up contamination, improve buildings and electric grids, plant trees and many other projects.
Blog entry | July 28, 2022
Communities in one of Washington’s most wildfire-prone regions share hard-earned wisdom about communicating the risks of wildfire smoke in a new report from a team of UW researchers, the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation and the Okanogan River Ai
Blog entry | July 26, 2022
Aaron Bentson-Royal, a MS student in Applied Environmental Toxicology at the UW Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS), recently spoke with us about his experience in the program and his internship this summer at the Environmental Protection Agency’s Superfund and Emergency Management Division.
Blog entry | June 07, 2022
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Blog entry | June 01, 2022
DEOHS Assistant Teaching Professor Emily Hovis.Two teams of researchers in the UW Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS) and their partners have b
Blog entry | May 02, 2022
All forest fire smoke is bad for people, but not all fires in forests are bad.
Blog entry | April 20, 2022
DEOHS Assistant Professor Nicole ErrettA new pilot project co-led by University of Washington researchers to improve disaster preparedness and climate resilience in South Seattle will put equity at the
Blog entry | March 29, 2022
Juliette Randazza MPH, Environmental and Occupational Health Master in Public Administration Hometown Andover, MA Future plans Entering public service in local or state government, working on environmental policy and management and their impact on health
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 | February 10, 2022
Farmers struggling to adapt to rising temperatures in tropical regions can unleash the benefits of natural cooling, alongside a host of other wins, simply by dotting more trees across their pasturelands. For the first time, a study led by the University of Washington puts tangible numbers to the cooling effects of this practice.
Blog entry | January 26, 2022
What started as a University of Washington-led project to measure air pollution near Sea-Tac International Airport has resulted in schools in the area installing portable air filters to improve classroom air quality.
Blog entry | December 15, 2021
In 2021, the UW Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS) welcomed new faculty, forged collaborations in climate and health, and continued our innovative, community-oriented environmental health research on areas including air pollution, COVID-19 and the far-reaching health impacts of wildfire smoke across Washington state. Explore our top stories below.