Student and Alumni Profiles

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Bruk Molla

Current student profile

BS, Environmental Health (EH)

Bruk Molla is gaining the skills he'll need to address occupational and environmental hazards in marginalized communities, particularly for immigrants and their families.

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Michael Cashman

Current student profile

MPH, Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM)

Michael Cashman is pursuing an MPH in Occupational and Environmental Medicine so he can work on a population-based scale and maximize his impact.

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Kaitlyn Kelly

Current student profile

MPH, Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH)

2020 Outstanding Master’s student Kaitlyn Kelly credits her mentors with helping launch her career in environmental health

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Rebekah Petroff

Student Profile

PhD, Environmental Toxicology (Tox)

Outstanding PhD student Rebekah Petroff is exploring the subtle effects of a harmful shellfish toxin

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Alexa Yadama

Current student profile

BS, Environmental Health (EH)

This scholar and ultimate frisbee star is using science to protect people’s health

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Sumaya Aden

Current student profile

BS, Environmental Health (EH)

DEOHS student Sumaya Aden honored as Husky 100 winner for her community service and commitment to health equity

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Tyler Gerken, a DEOHS graduate student, holding water sampling bottles in the middle of a field of tall grass.

Tyler Gerken

Current student profile

MS, Environmental Health (EH)

UW DEOHS student Tyler Gerken, School of Public Health master’s fellowship winner, traces infectious bacteria in Hawai’i’s waters

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Kaitlyn Kelly

Current student profile

MPH, Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH)

Grit and teamwork: A DEOHS master’s student describes her experience on the state’s COVID-19 response team

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Hannah Echt

Current student profile

MS, Occupational Hygiene (OH)

DEOHS master’s student helps coffee workers breathe easier

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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 master's fellowships from the UW School of Pu

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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

Past 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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