Student and Alumni Profiles

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Kholood Altassan

Past student profile

PhD, Environmental and Occupational Hygiene (EOHY)

By tackling infectious disease in her native Saudi Arabia, this DEOHS student is breaking new research ground

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Rico Gonzalez

Past student profile

BS, Environmental Health (EH)

As an intern with the Port Angeles Health Department, Rico Gonzalez surveyed community members and local organizations to understand what information they needed about the health risks posed by wildfire smoke.

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Magali Blanco

Student Profile

PhD, Environmental and Occupational Hygiene (EOHY)

First-of-its-kind study led by DEOHS uses car-mounted sensors to map exposure to Seattle traffic pollution—and reveal its possible link to dementia

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Joseph Dempsey

Past student profile

PhD, Environmental Toxicology (Tox)

DEOHS student Joe Dempsey—the UW School of Public Health’s new Magnuson Scholar—studies how the gut microbiome shapes human health and disease

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Rachel Shaffer

Past student profile

PhD, Environmental Toxicology (Tox)

April 4 is Husky Giving Day! Your gift supports DEOHS students like Rachel Shaffer, whose research on the health effects of toxic chemicals is drawing international attention

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Erica Grant

Alumni Profile

MPH, One Health (ONE)

Recent DEOHS graduate finds there’s no substitute for “getting your boots dirty” through experiences in the field

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Brianna Willis

Past student profile

MPH, One Health (ONE)

Brianna Willis, SPH master’s fellowship winner, forges a new path in One Health

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Claire Pendergrast

Past student profile

MPH, Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH)

DEOHS student Claire Pendergrast explores health equity, disaster resilience among older adults

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Miriam Calkins

Student Profile

PhD, Environmental and Occupational Hygiene (EOHY)

Award-winning DEOHS student studies the risks outdoor laborers face with rising temperatures

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