Environmental Health

Published: March 14, 2019
The United Nations' most comprehensive report on the global environment since 2012 finds human activities are damaging the environment at a pace that is endangering the "ecological foundations of human society and natural systems."

Published: February 21, 2019
“UW Global Health has had tremendous success conducting research on maternal and child health and infectious diseases in Kenya. Now we have the opportunity to incorporate environmental health and bring these two research communities together.” –Catherine Karr

Published: January 22, 2019
David Eaton Professor, UW Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences Proudest achievement: His election to the National Academy of Medicine in 2011. Joined DEOHS faculty: 1979

Published: January 14, 2019
Our Environmental Health Seminar series for winter quarter is now under way. Join us Thursdays at 12:30 pm through March 14 to hear from speakers on the latest scientific insights into environmental and workplace health. The series includes 10 lectures by experts from a variety of local and national institutions.

Published: December 11, 2018
I recently found leftovers in my fridge that were close to a week old—right on the line between acceptable and sketchy. I performed the tried-and-true smell test, made a judgment and popped them in the microwave. 

Published: December 06, 2018
David Kalman, PhD Professor and DEOHS Chair Emeritus Joined DEOHS 1978; served as department chair 1998–2014. Proudest achievement Helping to expand the department.

Published: October 25, 2018
We recently invited students to pose questions to Hilary Godwin, who joined the UW School of Public Health (SPH) as our new dean in July. Godwin is also professor in the UW Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences.

Published: October 22, 2018
Growing up in the Middle East, Hamzah El-Himri experienced firsthand what can happen to communities when health and safety regulations are lacking.

Published: October 17, 2018
[Reprinted with permission from the new 2018 edition of Northwest Public Health magazine.]  For the past two summers, the western part of the United States has experienced extraordinary wildfire seasons.

Published: September 25, 2018
On Thursday, Sept. 27, the UW Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS) kicks off our fall seminar series featuring a diverse array of speakers sharing the latest science on environmental and workplace health.