Edward Kasner, PhD, MPH

Edward Kasner

Research Scientist and Outreach Director

Pacific Northwest Agricultural Safety and Health (PNASH) Center
Eddie serves as the PNASH Outreach Director by working on strategic planning, partnership engagement, and key activities related to the agriculture, forestry, and fishing industries. He is a research scientist with ten years of experience in exposure assessment, occupational epidemiology, and agricultural safety and health. Before entering public health, he taught at universities in Yunnan and Guangdong, China and an elementary school in Minneapolis. While earning an MPH, he conducted a pesticide exposure assessment for farmers in Southwest China. He was a fellow for two years with the Sentinel Event Notification System for Occupational Risks (SENSOR)-Pesticides Program at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) in Cincinnati. Since joining PNASH in 2012, his research has sought to understand wind behavior in pesticide drift events, evaluate drift reduction technology, and identify precision farming tools that prevent injury and illness among agricultural workers. He has been involved with Washington State initiatives to address pesticide drift with agencies and stakeholders. In the future, he would like to contribute to projects related to agricultural health indicators, wildfires, training interventions, and reproducible research.

BA, Humanities: Classical Studies, Saint John’s University

MPH, Environmental Health, University of Minnesota

PhD, Environmental and Occupational Hygiene, University of Washington

Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences
Phone Number

1959 NE Pacific Street
UW Box 357234
Seattle, WA 98195-7234