Meet our graduate students

Hear from DEOHS graduate students about their research

 

 

Graduate Students

Two lab workers in protective suits and face shields hold up samples of wastewater in plastic bottles.

Sarah Philo

Current student profile

PhD, Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH)

Using milk to extract the novel coronavirus from wastewater could help pinpoint new outbreaks

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Two men in face masks carry a tall ladder standing six feet apart.

Dennise Drury

Current student profile

MPH, Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH)

Funding from the UW Population Health Initiative jump-started efforts by DEOHS and our partners, working side-by-side with farmworkers, to create tailored safety messages

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Rad Cunningham

Alumni Profile

MPH, Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH)

Rad Cunningham works as a Senior Epidemiologist at the Washington State Department of Health. 

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Jonathan Nagata

Alumni Profile

MS, Environmental Health (EH)

DEOHS alum Jonathan Nagata brings environmental health expertise to the Environmental Protection Agency

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Alicia Hendrix

Current student profile

PhD, Environmental Toxicology (Tox)

Alicia Hendrix earned an undergraduate degree in marine biology, then discovered a passion for environmental toxicology while studying algal toxins as a volunteer with the NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center.

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Hien Bui

Current student profile

MPH, One Health (ONE)

For her practicum, Hien Bui, MD, is working with the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Vietnam team to to strengthen the international community’s capacity to detect and discover viruses that can be transmitted from animals to humans.

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Brianna Willis

Alumni Profile

MPH, One Health (ONE)

With help from mentors, a recent DEOHS alum created a customized educational experience

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Claire Schollaert

Current student profile

PhD, Environmental and Occupational Hygiene (EOHY)

DEOHS researchers investigate the combined health effects of wildfire smoke and heat on Washington’s agricultural workforce and test strategies to protect workers and crops

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Tyler Nicholas

Alumni Profile

PhD, Environmental Toxicology (Tox)

For this DEOHS alum, a PhD in toxicology brought a public health lens and lifelong friends

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