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Close-up photo of Megumi Matsushita smiling outside in front of a bush.

Advocating for health equity and antiracism

DEOHS Outstanding PhD Student Megumi Matsushita explores how toxic metals affect the brain

May 12, 2022 | Deirdre Lockwood

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Tsunami hazard zone sign near a road along a low-lying beach area

Building resilience in the face of disaster

DEOHS researcher will help lead new research hub pairing Pacific NW scientists and coastal communities on earthquake and climate change research

Man with a University of Washington baseball cap on looking out the window of a train.

Tracking air pollution from space

DEOHS postdoctoral fellow Jianzhao Bi honored by International Society of Exposure Science for remote sensing of air pollution

Six people in masks stand around a sign in Spanish offering financial assistance during the pandemic to immigrants.

Following the community’s lead in the pandemic

DEOHS researchers partner with communities of color across Washington to assess health equity and food security in the pandemic

Kids cool off in a sprinkler on a hot day at a park as adults look on.

Responding to the health risks of heat waves

DEOHS researchers analyze public health impacts of climate change in light of this summer’s extreme heat

Man pipetting in lab, wearing lab coat and safety glasses.

How early chemical exposures influence lifelong health

DEOHS PhD student and Castner Award winner Joe Lim explores the connections between exposure to flame retardants and the microbiome

Woman in red coat stands in front of a rain barrel next to a brick building.

Nourishing a community garden with restaurant compost

DEOHS MPH student and Castner Award winner Joycelyn Chui wants to transform food waste from local restaurants into compost for community gardeners in Seattle’s International District



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