School of Public Health

University of Washington research is helping clean up lead contamination in a village near Hanoi, Vietnam, where children suffer from high levels of exposure.

Peter Rabinowitz grew up loving wildlife and nature. Today he fuses his passion for animals, the environment and human health in a unique project that looks at the health risks we share from interacting in an increasingly crowded world.

Eating processed meat is associated with an increased risk of colorectal cancer and, for about one-third of the general population who carry a common genetic variant, the risk of eating processed meat is even higher compared to those who do not.

Howard Frumkin, dean of UW’s School of Public Health, is also a scientist who for 15 years has paid attention to health impacts of climate change.

A topic under-represented in the realm of global health, LGBT rights, is taking center stage this weekend at an international event hosted by UW. The Western Regional International Health Conference will discuss issues such as anti-LGBT violence

For a group of UW students looking to improve lives in a desert slum in Peru, creating green space has been a daunting challenge.

Every year ivory poachers kill upward of 50,000 African elephants, reducing that population from an estimated 1.3 million in 1979 to 350,000 today. The trend could make African elephants extinct within a decade.

Once a symbol of high society, cigarettes are today more prevalent among poorer U.S. populations, particularly in impoverished counties of the South.

As the repression of sexual minorities in many nations around the world becomes visible, the call for social justice and equality is also gaining strength.

Saloni Parikh combines a passion for public health with talent for computer programming. As an undergraduate in the interdisciplinary honors program, she's already making an impact.


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