Research

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: April 04, 2019
Tuberculosis is pernicious. At first, a person infected with TB bacteria may think it’s a bad cold. Several weeks could go by before the patient goes to the doctor.

Published: March 19, 2019
Sea-level rise associated with climate change is already displacing some small indigenous communities, and many others are at risk around the world.

Published: March 06, 2019
A UW research study looking at interactions between humans and monkeys in Nepal is focusing new attention on how potentially deadly strains of MRSA infection can be transmitted between them. The research highlights the health risks that can arise when humans and animals of all kinds—wild and domestic—come into close contact with each other.

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: February 14, 2019
Exposure to diesel exhaust during pregnancy or in the early years of development could cause subtle changes in the structure of the cerebral cortex similar to those seen in the brains of autistic patients.

Published: February 14, 2019
Exposure to glyphosate, the world’s most widely used herbicide, increases the risk of a cancer called non-Hodgkin lymphoma by 41 percent, according to a new analysis from researchers in the UW Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS).

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: 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.