Profiles

Feels like home

Brianna Willis

Master of Public Health, One Health

Hometown

Landstuhl, Germany

Future plans

A policy-focused career at an international health organization

At age 10, Brianna Willis knew with absolute conviction that she wanted to be a veterinarian.

At age 20—just months before Willis would graduate with a BS in animal science—doubt began to creep in.

Public health change-maker

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

“My advice for new faculty is to stay focused early in your career. It is harder today to get grants compared to when I started, so don’t spread yourself too thin.”

- David Eaton

A legacy of impact

David Kalman, PhD

Professor and DEOHS Chair Emeritus

Joined DEOHS

1978; served as department chair 1998–2014.

Proudest achievement

Helping to expand the department.

“I would urge new faculty to be interested in everything and collaborate broadly while also building your own research identity. Finding a good balance between your personal focus and forming strong collaborations is what a faculty career is all about.”

- David Kalman

Honoring an inspirational leader

A UW climate-change researcher dedicated to her students’ success was selected as the 2018 outstanding faculty mentor by students in the Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS).

Lecturer Tania Busch Isaksen was honored this month with the coveted award, which is given annually by members of the Graduate Student Advisory Committee. She is also a clinical assistant professor in the UW Department of Health Services.