Graduate Profile

Beyond the binary of substance abuse

Tessa Matson, a doctoral student at the University of Washington School of Public Health, has spent the past four years studying and researching screening and assessment tools for substance use disorders that are patient-centric, equitable, and recognize the complexity that comes with motivating people to change their behaviors.

Finding those who are forgotten in public health data

In recognition of his academic excellence and commitment to public health, Chacon Torrico was awarded the 2022 Gilbert S. Omenn Award for Academic Excellence, the most prestigious, School-wide recognition for graduate students.