Student and Alumni Profiles

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Tyler Gerken

Current student profile

MS, Environmental Health (EH)

Tyler Gerken, a DEOHS graduate student in environmental health, has been awarded one of six 2019-2020

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Annie Doubleday

Alumni Profile

MPH, Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH)

New UW study finds increase in risk of dying in the days after exposure to wildfire smoke

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Marissa VanRy

Student Profile

MPH, Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH)

Research on the health benefits of solar panels creates new opportunities for DEOHS student Marissa VanRy

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Marissa VanRy

Current student profile

MPH, Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH)

Marissa VanRy is researching the potential benefits of California's new law requiring that all new homes have solar panels starting in 2020.

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Rachel Shaffer

Student Profile

PhD, Environmental Toxicology (Tox)

From air pollution to toxic chemicals in our food systems, DEOHS doctoral student Rachel Shaffer is translating her research into better health

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Joe Dempsey

Current student profile

PhD, Environmental Toxicology (Tox)

Joe Dempsey studies the relationship between the gut microbiome, the liver, and toxic chemicals.

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Teresa Schlanser

Current student profile

MPH, One Health (ONE)

As an Army Veterinary Corps Officer, Teresa Schlanser learned firsthand about the value of the One Health approach to solving difficult environmental and occupational health challenges.

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Elisabeth Burnor

Current student profile

MS, Environmental Health (EH)

When Elisabeth Burnor discovered she could combine her interests in biomedical and environmental sciences and earn a degree in environmental health, she was hooked.

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Hannah Echt

Current student profile

MS, Occupational Hygiene (OH)

Hannah Echt's job at NIOSH led her to pursue a Master's in Occupational Hygiene on the way to a career as an industrial hygienist.

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Suzy An

Current student profile

MS, Environmental Toxicology (Tox)

Suzy An's undergraduate degree in pathology and a love of crime shows led her to pursue a graduate degree in environmental toxicology.

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Suhani Patel

Current student profile

BS, Environmental Health (EH)

Suhani Patel's varied experiences as an undergraduate Environmental Health major have helped her build valuable research and practice skills.

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On the job | Scyler Li

Student Profile

BS, Environmental Health (EH)

Promoting safe laboratory practices at the UW

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Vy Tran

Alumni Profile

BS, Environmental Health (EH)

Vy Tran, '16, was driven to study environmental health after seeing how work in a tofu factory took a toll on her mother's mental and physical health. Today she's making an impact as an occupational health worker.

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Sara Mar

Alumni Profile

BS, Environmental Health (EH)

Sara Mar graduated with a B.S. in Environmental Health in 2017 and now works as a CDC’s Public Health Associate Program (PHAP) Fellow.

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Anisa Ghadrshenas

Alumni Profile

BS, Environmental Health (EH)

Anisa Ghadrshenas, 2008 BS Environmental Health graduate, uses the analytical foundation from her coursework to develop policies with the World Health Organization.

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On the job | Suhani Patel

Student Profile

BS, Environmental Health (EH)

Protecting community health through pool inspections and mosquito control

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Heather Fowler

Alumni Profile

PhD, Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH)

Dr. Heather Fowler earned her Ph.D. in 2017 and now works as the director, producer, and public health expert at the National Pork Board in Des Moines, Iowa, where she guides studies on the health and safety of people involved in pork production, while focusing on food safety and diseases that can spread from pigs to humans.

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Ali Everhart

Alumni Profile

BS, Environmental Health (EH)

Ali Everhart uses the knowledge and experience she gained as an Environmental Health major to provide environmental and public health services to fifteen tribes throughout southwest Alaska.

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On the job | Zakary Reimann

Student Profile

MS, Applied Occupational Hygiene (App OH)

Using video technology to document chemical exposures

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On the job | Jennifer Kim

Student Profile

BS, Environmental Health (EH)

Protecting worker health and safety through workplace inspections

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On the job | Mariah Dittmore

Student Profile

BS, Environmental Health (EH)

Enjoying the fast pace at a global engineering and design company

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On the job | Hannah Echt

Student Profile

MS, Occupational Hygiene (OH)

Promoting safe workplaces and making professional connections

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On the job | Jenny Pak

Student Profile

BS, Environmental Health (EH)

Serving the health needs of the Navajo Nation

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On the job | Angela Zhu

Student Profile

BS, Environmental Health (EH)

Getting hands-on at local businesses and asking questions in the field

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