SPH Stories

Featured stories about SPH people, research and impact.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Robert Malte, former chief executive officer (CEO) for EvergreenHealth in Kirkland, Washington, joined the University of Washington School of Public Health on Oct. 1 as the Master of Health Administration (MHA) program’s practitioner-in-residence and clinical associate professor of health services.

Michael Gale Jr. (PhD, Pathobiology, '94) will receive the UW School of Public Health's 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award -- the School’s highest honor, which recognizes distinguished service and achievement in public health.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Antiretroviral therapy has helped HIV-positive youth in sub-Saharan Africa to live longer lives and to reach ages at which they are likely to become sexually active. The other side of the coin comes with increased risk of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and some cancers.

In a new study, researchers at the University of Washington tested the safety and efficacy of the HPV vaccine on HIV-positive African youth and found a robust immune response to the vaccine.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

The Grayston-Day Endowed Fellowship seeks to increase the number of health professionals from diverse communities by funding the education of underrepresented students in the public health field. Meet this year's winners:

Abisayo Ariwoola

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Areas of Study: Community-Oriented Public Health Practice; Global Center for Integrated Health of Women, Adolescents and Children
Hometown: Lexington, Kentucky and Karachi, Pakistan

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Area of study: Epidemiology
Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Robert Malte, former chief executive officer for EvergreenHealth, is the new practitioner-in-residence for the Master of Health Administration program at the University of Washington School of Public Health, effective Oct. 1.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Ross Prentice Endowed Professorship for Biostatistical Collaboration.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

The School’s popular public health major has evolved into the Public Health – Global Health Major to better reflect its domestic and global competencies.

“The rebrand better reflects the emphasis on global health that exists within the major, as well as the multidisciplinary, collaborative approach to population health that the program has had since its inception,” said Sara Mackenzie (MPH ‘05), director of the undergraduate program and senior lecturer in Health Services.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

While visiting rural villages in Pakistan in 2015, Salima Alibhai (Executive MPH ’13) was stunned to see children, sometimes as young as 5 years, with red-stained teeth.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

The world faces food problems on multiple fronts: Obesity is skyrocketing in some countries, yet millions of people don’t get the nutrients they need. Climate change and conflict, meanwhile, are compounding our ability to feed the world’s growing population.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Greetings to the SPH Community,

Welcome to 2018-2019 school year!  I have been here about 6 months, and want to thank the entire SPH community for welcoming me and for keeping the doors open for the work we need to do.  Here are a few things we’ve been up to in the equity, diversity and inclusion arena.


Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Hilary Godwin photo

We invited students to pose questions to Hilary Godwin, who joined the SPH as our new dean in July. Here is a sampling of their queries, and Dean Godwin’s answers.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Amy Hagopian of the University of Washington School of Public Health will receive the Victor Sidel and Barry Levy Award for Peace from the American Public Health Association (APHA) at the APHA Annual Meeting & Expo in San Diego on Nov. 13.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Researchers from the University of Washington School of Public Health watched 225 Seattle residents during their visits to public parks – through GPS devices, activity trackers and travel diaries – and found that they were active for longer at parks that had a greater variety of recreational facilities.

Friday, September 28, 2018

Researchers have newly identified more than 500 genetic regions that influence people’s blood pressure in the largest global genetic study of blood pressure to date.

Friday, September 21, 2018

County Board of Health Declares Homelessness a ‘Public Health Crisis’

Providing emergency shelter to the region’s homeless before bad weather hits could save lives and protect the health of the community, University of Washington School of Public Health Dean Hilary Godwin told the King County Board of Health on Thursday.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Large parts of the world could experience dramatic increases in heat-related deaths under scenarios of greater climate change, according to a new paper published September 13 in the journal Climate Change. Researchers argue that the world needs to keep global temperatures in check by meeting the goals set out in the Paris Agreement.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Brandon Guthrie and Keshet Ronen from the University of Washington School of Public Health were awarded a three-year, nearly $680,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop a mobile health tool to support youth transitioning from pediatric to adult HIV care in Kenya.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Scientists have worked for nearly 80 years to produce a safe, effective vaccine for dengue, a flu-like illness that affects about 400 million people a year. The challenge is creating a vaccine that provides immunity against all four of the virus’s major strains to protect people from severe dengue.