SPH Partnerships Around the World

Our faculty have developed strong relationships with communities, leaders, and organizations throughout the region and beyond. We are highlighting organizational partnerships and faculty who have in-depth knowledge of SPH to deepen the experience for our current students and support SPH’s academic areas of focus. Learn more about these partnerships using the map and list below.

El Centro de la Raza

Elena Austin

Airport Communities Solutions Summit

Public Health - Seattle & King County

Elena Austin

Health impact of outdoor air pollution on airport communities.

Washington State Dairy Federation

Washington State Dairy Federation

Elena Austin

PNASH center dairy training intervention

Highline Public Schools

Elena Austin

Healthy Schools; Healthy Air

Federal Way Public Schools

Elena Austin

Healthy School; Healthy Air

Casa Familiar

Elena Austin

San Ysidro: Air Quality & Border Traffic Study

Central Pierce Fire & Rescue

Elena Austin

Fire fighter glove use best practices project

Northwest Society of Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition

Michelle Averill

My work with this group involves finding speakers to provide webinars or helping write blog posts/newsletters for NWSPEN

Teamsters 117

Marissa Baker

Assessing risk perceptions and needs of app-based drivers during COVID-19

King County Auditors Office

Marissa Baker

King County employee COVID-19 health and safety survey

Bahamas Maritime Authority

Marissa Baker

Global seafarer COVID-19 welfare study

United States Department of Transportation Maritime Administration

Marissa Baker

United States Mariner Mental Health Needs During COVID-19

International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail, and Transportation Workers (SMART)

Marissa Baker

Promoting Safety and Well-Being Among Sheet Metal Worker Women Through implementing and evaluating a Mentoring program

Washington Labor Education and Research Center

Marissa Baker

Exploring affects to vulnerable workers, women, and essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic

Teamsters 763

Marissa Baker

Well-being and quality of life of private EMTs during the COVID-19 pandemic

Mental Health Support Solutions

Marissa Baker

Exploring interventions to improve seafarer mental health

Tacoma Tree Foundation

Gregory Bratman

Understand human health and increased urban greening

City of Tacoma

Gregory Bratman

Understand human health and increased urban greening

Public Health - Seattle & King County

Marty Cohen

Collaborated on an observational study of face covering usage during COVID

Public Health - Seattle & King County

Marty Cohen

Have assisted with their evaluations of ventilation systems for COVID

Public Health - Seattle & King County

Marty Cohen

Conducting training for staff on indoor air and ventilation

Public Health - Seattle & King County

Marty Cohen

Have facilitated internships at PH-SKC

Aerospace Mfg1

Marty Cohen

Provide workplace H&S consultations

Aerospace Mfg1

Marty Cohen

Evaluating hexavalent chromium program

Aerospace Mfg1

Marty Cohen

Reviewing H&S programs

Washington State Department of Health (DOH)

Washington State Department of Health (DOH)

Marty Cohen

Work with DOH on developing employment and internship opportunities

Washington State Department of Health (DOH)

Marty Cohen

Collaborating on COIVD face covering study

Washington State Labor and Industries

Marty Cohen

Doing research on face covering materials for COVID

Washington State Labor and Industries

Washington State Labor and Industries

Marty Cohen

Giving input on proposed regulations

Washington State Labor and Industries

Marty Cohen

Collaborating on the evaluation of ergonomic changes to a work task

Washington State Labor and Industries

Marty Cohen

Providing training for their staff

Washington State Labor and Industries

Marty Cohen

Providing interns and host matching

Washington State Labor and Industries

Marty Cohen

Providing well-trained potential employees

Washington State Labor and Industries

Marty Cohen

Sitting on a number of technical advisory working groups

Specialty Contractor1

Marty Cohen

Evaluate silica exposures from various processes

Specialty Contractor1

Marty Cohen

Develop a database on silica exposures

Cabinet Company

Marty Cohen

Evaluate a variety of exposures and help develop controls as needed

Cabinet Company

Marty Cohen

Conducted at class tour at their site

Solid Surface Manufacturer

Marty Cohen

Evaluate exposures and help develop a silica program

Solid Surface Manufacturer

Marty Cohen

Conducted at class tour at their site

Steel Foundry

Marty Cohen

Evaluate exposures

Steel Foundry

Marty Cohen

Conducted at class tour at their site

Olympia Coffee Roasting

Olympia Coffee Roasting

Marty Cohen

Conduct research on exposures and controls

County Court

Marty Cohen

Providing periodic assistance on COVID reopening

Greater Seattle Business Association

Marty Cohen

Collect data and present training for members

Healthy Energy Worker Board

Marty Cohen

Working on the state legislated Healthy Energy Worker Board to address exposure, health, and health care issues at the US DOE Hanford site.

Aerospace Mfg2

Marty Cohen

Facility tours, internships, employment opportunities

Electronics Manufacturer

Marty Cohen

Facility tours and consultative services

Campbell Institute

Marty Cohen

Member of the Advisory Council for the Work to Zero initiative

Statewide Firefighters

Marty Cohen

Helping to evaluate gloves that provide protection, but minimize ergonomic-related stresses

Wits RHI

Kristie L Ebi

HE2AT Center

Swiss Tropical Medical and Public Health Institute

Public Health - Seattle & King County

Nicole A Errett

Collaborate on applied research related to disaster resilience and climate and health equity.

Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition/Technical Advisory Group (DRCC/TAG)

Nicole A Errett

Membership on Community Advisory Board for UW EDGE Center

Clean Air Methow

Nicole A Errett

Technical assistance/research translation on air pollution impacts (Smoke Stories podcasts)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Jeremy Johnson Hess

We work with the CDC Climate and Health Program (CHP) and the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) to develop indicators for tracking pollen, climate change, and health impacts

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Jeremy Johnson Hess

We work with the CDC CHP to evaluate and gain insight into implementation of its cooperative agreement program Building Resilience Against Climate Effects (BRACE).

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Jeremy Johnson Hess

We work with CDC CHP to place interns and fellows to gain experience with climate and health practice.

Washington State Department of Health (DOH)

Jeremy Johnson Hess

We work with WA DOH to advise the agency regarding climate and health program preparedness

Washington State Department of Health (DOH)

Jeremy Johnson Hess

We work with WA DOH to respond to requests for a Cumulative Impact Assessment of fossil fuel pollution and climate change in response to the Clean Energy Transformation Act

World Health Organization South-East Asia (WHO SEARO)

Jeremy Johnson Hess

We work with SEARO and member countries to develop climate and health vulnerability and adaptation assessments

World Health Organization South-East Asia (WHO SEARO)

Jeremy Johnson Hess

We work with SEARO and member countries to evaluate the impacts of climate and health programming

Public Health - Seattle & King County

Emily Hovis

Research rodent activity in Seattle and evaluate survey methodology

Public Health - Seattle & King County

Emily Hovis

Provide consultative and/or technical assistance to Food Safety Program on community food donation

Washington State Department of Health (DOH)

Emily Hovis

Research safety of community food donation practices and provide guidance

Washington State Department of Ecology

Emily Hovis

Provide consultative and/or technical assistance to DOE on implementation of the Use Food Well Washington Plan

Northwest Food Alliance

Emily Hovis

Provide consultative and/or technical assistance on food safety and food rescue practices

Washington State Department of Health (DOH)

Eddie Kasner

Pesticide Illness Surveillance Program

Washington State Labor and Industries

Eddie Kasner

COVID-19, Wildfire Smoke, and Heat Resources

Washington State Labor and Industries

Eddie Kasner

Multi-cultural Safety and Health Outreach Program

Sage Bionetworks

Eddie Kasner

Reproducible Research and Informed Consent

Washington State Department of Agriculture

National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH)

Eddie Kasner

Pacific Northwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center

Radio KDNA 91.9 FM

Eddie Kasner

Wildfire Smoke and Heat Resources

Boise State University

Eddie Kasner

Agricultural Safety and Health

Alaska Marine Safety Education Association

Eddie Kasner

Commercial Fishing Safety Resources and Outreach

Community for the Advancement of Family Education

Washington State Promotor Network/CHW Network

Eddie Kasner

COVID-19, Wildfire Smoke, and Heat Resources

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Ed Kelly

The Extended Culture of Kidney MPS and Organoids to Model Acute and Chronic Exposure to Drugs and Environmental Toxins investigation approaches the challenge by developing two innovative models: the proximal tubule epithelial microphysiologic system (MPS) and the iPSC-derived kidney organoid. The goal of this investigation is to extend the use of the systems to model longer exposures to stressors and subsequent recovery to up to 6 months.

Instituto Nacional de Saude

Karen Levy

PAASIM Research project (Beira, Mozambique)

City of Seattle

Karen Levy

Research study on WASH and people living in vehicles

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Karen Levy

Representative Key Risks chapter

Soil Haiti

Karen Levy

Scientific advisor

Spectree

Igor Novosselov

Sensor for PM bound VOC using excitation Emission Matrix spectroscopy

Aquagga

Igor Novosselov

Hydrothermal Alkaline Treatment of PFAS-contaminated matrices

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Region 5

Igor Novosselov

Evaluation of PFAS destruction in supercritical water oxidation

Public Health - Seattle & King County

Washington State Department of Health (DOH)

Peter Rabinowitz

Antimicrobial resistance surveillance

Washington State Department of Health (DOH)

Washington State Labor and Industries

Peter Rabinowitz

Infection Prevention and Control on Farms

Neighborcare Health

Peter Rabinowitz

Health care for homeless with pets

SR3 - SeaLife Response, Rehabilitation, and Research

Washington State Department of Agriculture

Peter Rabinowitz

Assist with data integration of animal and human disease surveillance

Washington State Department of Health (DOH)

Washington State Department of Health (DOH)

Peter Rabinowitz

Antimicrobial resistance surveillance

Woodland Park Zoo

Peter Rabinowitz

Tree Kangaroo Conservation Program

Front and Centered

Edmund Seto

Development of the WA Environmental Health Disparities Map

Front and Centered

Edmund Seto

Population Health Initiative Grant to examine the role of CBOs as public health partners during the COVID-19 pandemic

Public Health - Seattle & King County

Edmund Seto

King County-specific evaluation of the WA Environmental Health Disparities Map

Washington State Department of Health (DOH)

Edmund Seto

Development of the WA Environmental Health Disparities Map

Washington State Department of Ecology

Edmund Seto

Development of the WA Environmental Health Disparities Map

Puget Sound Clean Air Agency

Edmund Seto

Development of the WA Environmental Health Disparities Map

Casa Familiar

Edmund Seto

California Air Resources Board AB617 Community to Community Training in establishing community air monitoring networks

Sichuan Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Edmund Seto

Traffic related air pollution exposures and health effects

Got Green

Edmund Seto

Capacity building to use WA Environmental Health Disparities Map to consider climate vulnerability for communities of color

United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service (PNW Research Station)

Washington State Department of Health (DOH)

Eddie Kasner

Pesticide Application Safety Committee

Washington State Labor and Industries

Washington State Department of Agriculture

Washington State Tree Fruit Association

Eddie Kasner

Agricultural Leadership Program

Washington Farmland Trust

Yona Sipos

Undergraduate Food Systems, Nutrition and Health Capstone course

Danny Woo Community Garden

Yona Sipos

Undergraduate Food Systems, Nutrition and Health Capstone course

City of Seattle Farm to Preschool program

Yona Sipos

Undergraduate Food Systems, Nutrition and Health Capstone course

Soil Health Justice Initiative

Yona Sipos

Undergraduate Food Systems, Nutrition and Health Capstone course

Black Farmers Collective

Yona Sipos

Undergraduate Food Systems, Nutrition and Health Capstone course

City of Seattle Office of Sustainability & Environment

Yona Sipos

Undergraduate Food Systems, Nutrition and Health Capstone course

Tilth Alliance

Yona Sipos

Undergraduate Food Systems, Nutrition and Health Capstone course

Viva Farms

Yona Sipos

Undergraduate Food Systems, Nutrition and Health Capstone course

Black Farmers Collective

Seattle WA United States

Yona Sipos

no current projects

Boise State University

Boise ID United States

Eddie Kasner

Agricultural Safety and Health

Boise ID United States

Eddie Kasner

no current projects

Cabinet Company

Snohomish Co WA United States

Marty Cohen

Conducted at class tour at their site

Evaluate a variety of exposures and help develop controls as needed

Snohomish Co WA United States

Marty Cohen

no current projects

California Department of Public Health

Richmond CA United States

Joan Casey

no current projects

Campbell Institute

Chicago IL United States

Marty Cohen

Member of the Advisory Council for the Work to Zero initiative

Chicago IL United States

Marty Cohen

no current projects

Casa Familiar

San Diego CA United States

Edmund Seto

California Air Resources Board AB617 Community to Community Training in establishing community air monitoring networks

Elena Austin

San Ysidro: Air Quality & Border Traffic Study

Project Website

San Diego CA United States

Edmund Seto

no current projects

Elena Austin

no current projects

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Atlanta GA United States

Jeremy Johnson Hess

We work with the CDC Climate and Health Program (CHP) and the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) to develop indicators for tracking pollen, climate change, and health impacts

We work with the CDC CHP to evaluate and gain insight into implementation of its cooperative agreement program Building Resilience Against Climate Effects (BRACE).

We work with CDC CHP to place interns and fellows to gain experience with climate and health practice.

Atlanta GA United States

Jeremy Johnson Hess

no current projects

Peter Rabinowitz

no current projects

Kyiv Ukraine

Peter Rabinowitz

no current projects

Nairobi Kenya

Peter Rabinowitz

no current projects