COVID-19 Updates


Dean Hilary Godwin hosts a series of webinars designed to share the latest updates on the School’s and the UW’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak. While guidance provided is for students, staff and faculty with primary affiliations in the School of Public Health, these webinars are also open to SPH alumni, community partners and friends, and other UW students, staff and faculty.

Next Webinar:TBD


6/30: SPH Safe Return to Campus


4/21: SPH community conversation: Improving our School's culture and climate


4/21: SPH community conversation: Improving our School's culture and climate


4/7: The pandemic's impact on food security 


3/10: What we can learn about COVID-19 from students 


2/10: Health policy in 2021


1/27: How do we center communities in vaccine distribution?

Recording | Urban Indian Health Institute COVID-19 vaccine survey findings

1/13: Pandemic Update

Recording | Slides

12/2: WA's COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Planning


11/18: COVID-19 Research Impact


10/14: SPH 50th Anniversary Webinar


9/30: Lessons Learned from the SPH Self-Study 2020

Recording | Lessons Learned Slides

9/16: Impact of wildfires on air quality and health

Recording | Useful Links

9/02: How COVID-19 has magnified existing health disparities

Recording | Video Highlights 

8/19: Incorporating EDI and anti-racist principles into SPH teaching

Recording | Key Takeaways

8/5: Developing a COVID-19 Vaccine

Recording | Key Takeaways

7/22: COVID-19 Updates and Carey Farquhar shares her experience at the WHO

Recording | Key Takeaways

7/8: COVID-19 cases in young adults

Recording | Key Takeaways

7/1: Public Health - Seattle & King County data dashboards

Recording | Eva Slides | Sargis Slides

6/24: Strategic Plan Soft Launch

Recording | Strategic Plan Slides

6/17: SPH Awards of Excellence + COVID-19 Updates

Recording | Dean’s message on learning from mistakes

5/27: Global COVID-19 Impacts & Response

Recording | Key Takeaways

5/20:Modeling: How models inform decision making & what we can learn from them

Recording | Key Takeaways | Powerpoint Slides

5/13:“Phased Recovery” plans & returning to work/school in person

Recording | Key Takeaways

5/6: Online Learning: Student Feedback

RecordingKey Takeaways

4/29: Worker health and safety during COVID-19

RecordingKey Takeaways

4/22: SEAL Team Response and COVID-19 Experience 

Recording | Key Takeaways

4/15:  Linking academia and practice, NWCPHP’s role in helping practice partners address COVID-19

Recording | Key Takeaways

4/8: Anne Browning on maintaining wellness during COVID-19

RecordingKey Takeaways

4/1: SARS-CoV-2 preliminary modeling work

Recording | Key Takeaways

3/25 UW and SPH COVID-19 Updates

Recording | Key Takeaways

3/18 UW and SPH COVID-19 Updates

Recording | Key Takeaways

3/11 UW and SPH COVID-19 Updates


3/6 UW and SPH COVID-19 Updates


Upcoming Events & Opportunities

What the COVID-19 Pandemic Tells Us about Science in Society: A Conversation with Ed Yong and Liz Neeley, hosted by College of the Environment Dean Lisa Graumlich

Watch Recording: Hot Topics in Practice Webinar: The Evolving Role of a COVID-19 Community Advisory Group, hosted by the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice

Watch Recording: Lessons Learned from Being at the First Wave of the COVID-19 Epidemic in the US with Hilary Godwin, hosted by Oregon State University College of Public Health and Human Sciences.

Watch Recording: Emerging from COVID-19: A Ground-Zero Perspective from the Washington Life Science Community with Jeff Duchin and Elizabeth Halloran, hosted by Life Science Washington

Watch Recording: COVID-19 Video Town Hall with UW President Ana Mari Cauce, Provost Mark Richards, SPH Dean Hilary Godwin and others

Watch Recording: COVID-19: The Year After (COVID-19, Global Environmental Change, and Opportunities to Progress Towards the SDGs) with Joel Kaufman, hosted by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health

Watch Recording: Virtual Q&A Panel - Protecting Public Health and Vulnerable Populations during the COVID-19 Pandemic with Ruanne Barnabas, Alison Roxby and Karin Huster

New online seminar series on the COVID-19 pandemic, hosted by the Department of Global Health, from April 16 through May 21. The course is open to UW graduate and professional students for one credit. Seminars will be available to the public via video recording here.


Expansion of COVID-19 testing

SPH Travel Guidance

Supporting the Asian community and others


Share your stories with us!

Panel Discussion

"Coronavirus and Pandemic Disease Preparedness: What We Know and the Way Forward" - YouTube video

Sponsored by the UW MetaCenter for Pandemic Preparedness and Global Health Security

COVID-19 Recovery Frameworks Powerpoint by Dean Hilary Godwin

Message on COVID-19 preparedness to the SPH community by Dean Hilary Godwin

Working together is our best defense against threats to health by Ana Mari Cauce

UW Environmental Health & Safety Site