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This fall, the Department of Global Health is proud to welcome 53 new graduate students into our community.
The Department of Global Health is thrilled to welcome two new Assistant Teaching Professors to join its team of dedicated faculty this fall 2023. Their worldly and cross-cultural experiences, dedication to the field of global health and equity, and commitment to teaching and enriching the student experience will be welcomed assets to our department.
The Department of Global Health works to achieve sustainable, quality health worldwide through the focused mission of improving health for all through research, education, training, and service. Prerequisite to our success is our shared commitment to increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion within DGH and pursuing antiracist and anticolonial actions in all of our work.
The impact of gender inequity is felt within women’s mental health. India ranks 127th out of 146 countries on the gender gap index (Global Gender Gap Report 2023), and 142th in the “health & survival” sub-index.
For the next few weeks, the University of Washington Schools of Public Health and Medicine are interviewing potential candidates for the position of Department Chair in the Department of Global Health. We are excited to welcome four candidates who are accomplished leaders with substantial experience living, working, and partnering with institutions in the Global South.
In the Media
A poor community in India lost power during a heat wave, unlike the luxury mall next door. What happened next exposed extreme heat’s unequal toll. Dr. Jeremy Hess, professor of global health, of emergency medicine and of environmental and occupational health sciences at the UW, is referenced.
Christopher Columbus was blamed for bringing syphilis to Europe. New DNA evidence suggests it was already there. Maybe both stories are true. Sheila Lukehart, professor emeritus of global health and medicine at the UW, is quoted.
The American Geophysical Union announced Sept. 13 that five University of Washington faculty members have been elected as new fellows, including Kristie Ebi, professor of global health and of environmental and occupational health sciences.
India’s southern state of Kerala is currently facing an outbreak of the rare but potentially serious Nipah virus, with at least two deaths so far. Dr. Peter Rabinowitz, professor of global health and of environmental and occupational health sciences at the UW, is quoted.
The inhaled vaccine technology being developed at Yale cannot be sprayed from the sky in a “chemtrail,” as a social media post suggests. Inhaled vaccines require measured doses delivered directly into the nose. Experts agreed spraying a vaccine from airplanes is not feasible or ethical. Dr. Christopher Sanford, associate professor of global health and of medicine in the UW School of Medicine, is quoted.