Investigating food systems, food safety and food policy
Our faculty and students in the UW Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences explore how to safeguard the environment while improving the health and safety of workers in the food and agricultural industries, the people who depend on these resources and the animals used for livestock production.
We investigate the links between food systems, food policy, diet and health outcomes. And we train students to understand, identify and manage the risks associated with our food supply.
Our researchers investigate the effects of pesticides on the health of children and other sensitive populations and examine the impact of public health, nutrition and food policies on health behaviors.