SPH Blog

Read about SPH people, research and impact.

Julia Bennett, Ph.D. candidate in epidemiology, shares her experience working on the UW Husky Coronavirus Testing Team, and collaborating with the Washington State Department of Health on the impact of removing personal belief vaccine exemptions.
Doctoral student Joe Lim was named SPH's 2023-2024 Magnuson Scholar for impactful research on diabetes and toxicology
The SPH Excellence Awards recognize exemplary staff, faculty and students for their dedication, service, and many contributions to our School. View the list of winners.
2023 Omenn awardee Carole Green works with international partners to study how prepared cities and countries are to adapt to climate change’s impact on our health.
2023 Omenn awardee Lesley Steinman supports the mental health of aging adults through 20 years of service to the UW’s Health Promotion Research Center as a research scientist and graduate student.
In 2000, the United States declared measles to be eliminated, however declining vaccination rates and the resulting increase in measles outbreaks have led to growing concern that the US may lose elimination status.
Ellen Graham, a doctoral student in biostatistics at the University of Washington has been awarded the prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. 
Recipient of the 2023 Alumni Impact Award, Alejandro Varela is an award-winning author whose fictional stories reveal important public health truths.
Graduate student Anne Massey shares what it means to be a disease detective, Miss Seafair and everything in between
A new study has determined that Seattle's Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Tax (SBT) has had numerous positive impacts since going into effect in 2018. A team of researchers from Public Health—Seattle & King County, the University of Washington, and Seattle Children’s Hospital Research Institute recently completed a multi-faceted evaluation of the tax’s effect on public health outcomes and economic impact.
Associate Teaching Professor Anjulie Ganti of the Public Health-Global Health program shares what experiential learning looks like, the impact of the major’s capstone program on communities, and how to improve health equity when training the future public health workforce.
In this Q&A, COPHP graduate student Daniel Viveros shares how they hope to apply their public health practice knowledge to improve the health of the unhoused community by creating a culture of community care.
On Tuesday, May 16, Professor Madhukar Pai, MD, PhD, a Canada Research Chair in Epidemiology & Global Health at McGill University in Montreal, Canada will visit the University of Washington as the Stephen Steward Gloyd Endowed Lecturer to give a talk titled Can We Walk Our Talk on Decolonizing Global Health?
The School of Public Health is pleased to announce Alejandro Varela as this year's recipient of the Alumni of Impact Award. This prestigious award recognizes alumni who have demonstrated outstanding achievements in the field of public health and have made significant contributions to their communities.
UW SPH has been ranked No. 5 among public health graduate schools in the U.S. News & World Report rankings for 2023