Research

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Our research focuses on creating safer workplaces, cleaner environments and healthier communities

What is the connection between air pollution and heart disease? How do pesticides affect children’s health? Can animals provide an early warning of environmental health hazards?

Our faculty-led research investigates those questions and many others that aim to improve access to clean air, clean water, safe food and safe workplaces—the building blocks of healthy communities.

A DEOHS student traps mosquitoes as part of a disease study. Photo by Katherine B. Turner.
A DEOHS student traps mosquitoes as part of a disease study. Photo: Katherine B. Turner.

Our students are actively engaged in our research, which takes us around the globe and into our own backyard in the Pacific Northwest to investigate how environmental and workplace factors affect people’s health.

We work with cross-sector partners to translate our research findings into innovative, evidence-based tools that improve people’s lives and livelihoods and create communities where everyone can thrive.