Innovation

Published: April 22, 2019
How much traffic-related air pollution are you exposed to every year in Seattle? UW researchers will drive tens of thousands of miles this year along a meticulously mapped route through Seattle to answer that question. (In a hybrid vehicle, of course.)

Published: January 09, 2019
It was at the height of California’s worst drought on record that Esther Min saw for herself the power of data to help low-income families. “People’s water bills were skyrocketing, wells were drying up, families were driving miles away to buy bottled water,” said Min, who was working on a water-access study in the Salinas Valley in 2014.

Published: August 22, 2018
Sure, you can lecture teenagers about the dangers of sun exposure. You can tell them that skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. But if you really want the message to hit home, let them discover it for themselves.

Published: July 26, 2018
A cargo spacecraft bound for the International Space Station this winter will carry a breakthrough technology developed at the University of Washington that could help scientists back on Earth transform care for kidney patients.

Published: May 29, 2018
What if a simple oral swab could help eliminate a disease that kills nearly 2 million people every year? That’s the premise behind an international effort led by researchers in the UW Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS) that could revolutionize the way tuberculosis (TB) is diagnosed.

Published: May 24, 2018
Graeme Carvlin PhD, Environmental and Occupational Hygiene Hometown Flemington, NJ

Published: May 11, 2018
We're excited to announce the launch of Health & Safety Matters, our new blog dedicated to stories about the work DEOHS and our partners do to create sustainable communities where everyone has access to clean air, clean water, safe food and safe workplaces.

Published: May 22, 2017
  Editor's note: Professor Michael Yost joined the UW Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS) in 1993 and was named department chair in 2014.