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DEOHS faculty member Esther Min wins health equity award

Washington State Public Health Association honors Min for her efforts to champion equity and undo racism

November 30, 2022 | Deirdre Lockwood

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What's silvopasture, and how can it help workers in the tropics?

Planting trees in pastureland provides significant cooling in the tropics, new UW-led study finds

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How well does your N95 mask fit?

Expert tips for getting a good fit from your mask, and when you should replace it

Elena Austin explaining study to Tina Orwell and SeaTac deputy mayor

Healthy air, healthy schools

DEOHS-led research finds portable air filters in schools can dramatically reduce air pollution from planes, roads that infiltrates classrooms

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Pandemic disrupts food access for tribal communities

Washington State Tribal Food Project shows disproportionate food insecurities in tribal communities during the pandemic

Kenleigh stands, with a briefcase on his shoulder and a stethoscope around his neck, in front of a red car.

Protecting the health of cannabis workers

DEOHS Occupational & Environmental Medicine resident examines allergy and respiratory symptoms in cannabis cultivators

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Building community resilience to climate change

DEOHS grad student Daaniya Iyaz studies how wildfire smoke impacts kids’ health



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