Health Systems & Population Health

Seattle's Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Tax Results in Improved Public Health Outcomes

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.

Online MPH alum Michael Tynan publishes thesis for CDC

Michael Tynan (Online MPH ‘22), Team Lead with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Office on Smoking Health, Policy Planning and Coordination Unit works with states and communities on tobacco control policy issues, including smoke-free topics.