Population Health Initiative

Visualizing the bond between humans and pets
Blog entry | September 30, 2019
Pop-up galleries: 11 am to 5 pm Oct. 4, Red Square, University of Washington. Oct. 7, Occidental Square, Seattle. Oct. 10, Cal Anderson Park, Seattle. Oct. 13, Ballard Commons Park, Seattle.
Natural climate solutions
Blog entry | July 01, 2019
Trees are one of our best allies in combating climate change, capturing greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide and preventing them from accumulating in the atmosphere.
Getting fish to the table
Blog entry | June 04, 2019
As a philosophy-student-turned-fishmonger, Zach Koehn often heard his customers talking about how healthy fish is—and how expensive it can be. Yet Koehn knew cheap fish were available. Some groups, including the Monterey, CA, fish company where he worked, were even connecting inexpensive surplus fish with low-income populations that could benefit from it.
The human-animal bond
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
A new home for population health
Blog entry | November 26, 2018
The UW Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS) will consolidate into two campus buildings in summer 2020, including the new University of Washington Population Health building now under construction.
Building back better
Blog entry | November 14, 2018
DEOHS researcher Dr. Nicole Errett discusses how communities can build back better after a disaster at a free public lecture on Thursday, Nov. 15, at 12:30 pm in room T-435 of the Magnuson Health Sciences Building at the UW.
An emerging leader
Blog entry | August 08, 2018
Vanessa Galaviz, lecturer in the UW Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS), is being recognized by the American Public Health Association (APHA) as an emerging leader in environmental health.
Barbara A. Silverstein
Faculty Member | October 14, 2019
Barbara Silverstein is the Research Director of the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries Safety and Health Assessment and Research for Prevention (SHARP) Program.
Bruce Millies
Faculty Member | October 14, 2019
Bruce Millies teaches occupational safety and health continuing education courses. He is a former lawyer who practiced environmental law, took a break from the law to earn an MS in environmental health from the University of Washington, and then somehow forgot to return to being a lawyer.
Bruce Duncan
Faculty Member | October 11, 2019
As Regional Science Liaison to EPA’s Office of Research and Development, I work with senior management in ORD’s Six National Program Offices, which include Human Health Risk Assessment, Chemical Safety for Sustainability (green chemistry, LCA, high throughput, comp tox, AOPs, etc.), Sustainable and Healthy Communities, Air/Climate/Energy, Homeland Security, and Safe and Sustainable Water Resour
Robert Duff
Faculty Member | October 11, 2019
Rob received a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1986. Rob's interest's moved from cancer research to toxicology and, in 1993, he received a Master of Science degree from the Department of Environmental Health at the University of Washington in Seattle.
Timothy K. Takaro
Faculty Member | October 09, 2019
Dr. Takaro is a physician-scientist trained at the University of Washington, Occupational and Environmental Medicine Program. His work is directed primarily toward determining if linkages exist between occupational or environmental exposures and disease and finding public health based preventive solutions where such hazards exist.
Patricia J. Sparks
Faculty Member | October 09, 2019
I have 35 years experience in the field of occupational and environmental medicine in state and federal governments, industry, and private medical practice. I have been administrative head of two sections/departments of occupational medicine and have managed a statewide pilot program to model innovative delivery of occupational medicine services.
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.
Nicholas Reul
Faculty Member | October 09, 2019
Dr. Reul is the Associate Medical Director for Occupational Disease at the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries. A board-certified occupational and environmental medicine physician, Dr. Reul is committed to working in the public interest to translate known science into effective public health and workers’ compensation policies and guidelines.
Rodney Hoff
Faculty Member | October 09, 2019
Rod Hoff is working with faculty to expand the UW School of Public Health's research and training programs on emerging infectious diseases and on building capacity for global health security.
David Bonauto
Faculty Member | October 09, 2019
Research Director, Associate Medical Director Safety and Health Assessment and Research for Prevention Program Washington State Department of Labor and Industries  
Butch de Castro
Faculty Member | October 09, 2019
Dr. de Castro is Deputy Director of the Northwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety and Director of the Occupational Health Nursing Program. Prior to coming to UW, he served as Senior Staff for Occupational and Environmental Health at the American Nurses Association and also worked in the Office of Occupational Health Nursing at federal OSHA.
Alison Cullen
Faculty Member | October 09, 2019
Alison Cullen joined the Evans School faculty at University of Washington in 1995. Her research involves the analysis of risks to human health and the environment, decision making in the face of risks which are uncertain or vary across populations, and the application of value of information and distributional techniques. 
Charles D. Treser
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 EH are actually practiced in the field, especially in local, state, tribal and federal EH agencies.
Sharon L. Morris
Faculty Member | October 07, 2019
John C. Kissel
Faculty Member | October 04, 2019
Dr. Kissel has a history of research related to human exposure to environmental contaminants. One aspect of this work involves characterization of human dermal contact with soils and sediments.
Howard Frumkin
Faculty Member | October 04, 2019
Howard Frumkin is Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences at the University of Washington School of Public Health, where he served as Dean from 2010-2016. He is an internist, environmental and occupational medicine specialist, and epidemiologist, who has worked in academia and public service. From 2005 to 2010 he held leadership roles at the U.S.
Richard A. Fenske
Faculty Member | October 04, 2019
Dr. Fenske's work has focused on the evaluation of environmental health risks in special populations, such as children, farm workers, and farm producers. Specialty areas include health risks of pesticide exposures, development of new exposure assessment methods, and investigation of the role of skin exposure for workers and children.
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.
Nicole Errett
Faculty Member | September 30, 2019
Dr. Nicole Errett is a Lecturer in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health at the University of Washington School of Public Health. Her research interests and expertise are in the use of public policy to enhance health outcomes during and after disaster.