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A student wears glasses, cap, gown and a keffiyeh covering his shoulders while talking with a person in the entryway of the Hans Rosling Center.

Congratulations, Class of 2024!

DEOHS graduates gather with friends, family and our community to celebrate earning their degrees 

| Lisa Van Cise

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A person bicycles in a protected bike lane marked on the street in Seattle.

Improving road safety in Seattle doesn’t come at a cost to businesses

Seattle’s Vision Zero plan to end traffic deaths and injuries is unlikely to hurt business sales, according to new UW research

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Lianne Sheppard stands on the UW campus with leafy trees in the background.

EPA tightens air quality standard for soot emissions

DEOHS Professor Lianne Sheppard contributed to new rule as chair of EPA’s Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee

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Photo of a tray on a table with a hamburger and fries in packaging, and a plastic cup of soda with ice and a straw.

Eating ultraprocessed and fast foods in pregnancy may increase phthalate exposure

Chemicals that increase health risks for a developing fetus shed from ultraprocessed food packaging, DEOHS faculty member Sheela Sathyanarayana shows

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Smoky skies over the buildings, bridges and river of Spokane, Washington.

Preparing Washington’s second largest city for wildfire season

DEOHS researchers partner with Gonzaga University and others to make Spokane “smoke ready” with $1.1 million EPA grant

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A woman in a hard hat, safety jacket and gloves sets fire to a pile of brush with trees in the background.

Prescribed burning reduces wildfire smoke impacts

DEOHS-led research helps California forest managers assess smoke hazards from prescribed burns

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Tania Busch Isaksen talks with students outside on the UW campus.

Why major in Environmental Public Health?

5 questions for DEOHS Teaching Professor Tania Busch Isaksen

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