Policy

Published: May 16, 2019
DEOHS at the Washington State Legislature UW DEOHS faculty and research will help inform state policy as part of several bills passed by the Washington State Legislature this spring:

Published: April 17, 2019
Washington is considered a national leader in efforts to reduce prescription drug overdose, thanks in part to changes in opioid prescribing practices championed by Dr. Gary Franklin.

Published: January 17, 2019
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to change how it tallies up the costs and benefits of rules limiting mercury emissions—a move two University of Washington experts say would make it harder to protect people from the harmful health effects of air pollution.   

Published: December 19, 2018
A group of 15 air pollution experts—including three scientists from the UW Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS)—say recent changes made by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have damaged the quality and credibility of the EPA’s scientific review process for federal clean air standards.

Published: November 29, 2018
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.

Published: August 09, 2018
We’re learning more all the time about the health risks of breathing dirty air—and the news is alarming. Michael Yost, DEOHS professor and chair.

Published: May 16, 2018
Research with real-world impact: DEOHS student’s work leads to environmental recommendations to create cleaner waterways.

Published: May 11, 2018
Lianne Sheppard imagined a career in service to both science and the public good when she joined the UW faculty 24 years ago. She never anticipated that one day, she would have to choose between them.