Advancing equitable access to healthy neighborhoods
Our research promotes healthy, sustainable communities in the Pacific Northwest and around the globe.
Our faculty and students explore issues such as environmental justice, genetic susceptibility to environmental exposures and the ways in which some people and communities are more vulnerable to those exposures.
We identify policies and interventions to reduce environmental exposures and improve risk communication. And we study the effects of climate change, natural disasters, built environments and environmental policy on population health.
Our students are actively engaged in our research and trained in the latest scientific methods and core principles of how environmental factors affect the health of people, animals and the planet.
Our research focuses on where people live, work and play and how that affects health, especially for people who may face greater risk because of their age, gender, ethnicity, income level or zip code.