US health care systems should extend their commitment to “do no harm” by ensuring that their own operations are powered by renewable energy, according to a new brief on climate change and health in the United States. The brief is co-authored by researchers in the University of Washington Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS).
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.
Out of the ashes can come opportunity.
The Pacific Northwest’s “new normal” is starting to feel like old normal in Washington’s Methow Valley.
This is the fifth summer in a row that wildfire season has hit the Methow Valley especially hard, causing hazardous smoke conditions that persist for weeks and leaving residents feeling trapped and isolated.
Cooped up inside, valley residents can get a little stir-crazy as they watch summer drift by in a haze. The alternative—wearing a mask to go outside—only adds to the sense of apocalypse.
Dr. Russ Castner is helping to improve human health—one graduate student at a time.
The retired Shoreline dentist never got the chance to use the environmental health degree he earned as one of the first graduates of the UW School of Public Health.
Yet his ongoing support for students in the Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS) has fueled national and international research into the connections between our health and the environment.
PhD, Environmental and Occupational Hygiene
Associate Service Fellow, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
“Trade workers have higher (environmental) exposures than the general public because they are working in industries with concentrated chemicals or a longer duration of heat exposure. These workers often have less agency to change their environment.”
- Miriam Calkins