School of Public Health

Walter Kukull's dad said he should rely on brains over brawn for a career. So he did, coming to presenting his dissertation at UW in the 1980s and then starting a long career in the study of Alzheimer's disease.

The Northwest Center for Public Health Practice has published its revamped annual magazine, “Northwest Public Health.”

Kids' meals at two major fast-food chains in San Francisco became slightly healthier after a 2010 law was enacted, suggests research from the University of Washington.

Two new tools – a system to improve the process of water-sampling and a simplified diagnostic for people – may soon strengthen global efforts to detect and eradicate poliovirus.

Many health plans being offered on the new health insurance exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act limit coverage to a narrow network of providers and hospitals.

You’ve heard of mystery shopping, where market researchers snoop around to gather information on products or services.

Identical twins share nearly all the same genetic makeup, so pose distinct value in terms of helping scientists understand health differences that may emerge over time due to influences of environment and habits.

Before he was Dr. William Foege, the University of Washington scientist who helped eradicate smallpox, he was Bill, a mischief-making young man from Colville in northeast Washington. 

Timothy Thornton is using biostatistics to help identify genetic risk factors of the Hispanic population, which is much more diverse than the typically studied European populations. 


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