U.S. research funding on health effects of climate change inadequate

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Although changes in the Earth’s climate are already harming the health of millions of people in the United States and abroad, the federal government is spending little on research on how to address the health effects of climate change, a new study concludes.

Dr. Jeremy Hess, professor of global health, of emergency medicine and of environmental and occupational health sciences at the UW, is quoted.

Welcome DGH's New PhD in Global Health Metrics and Implementation Science Students

The Department of Global Health is thrilled to welcome eight new PhD in Global Health Metrics and Implementation Science students to our community this fall. This newest cohort is truly global with the new students representing seven different countries: Cameroon, China, Colombia, India, Indonesia, Nigeria, and the United States.

A Department of Global Health Year in Review, 2022–2023

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.

Building the Bridge & Keeping It Stable: Successes on Bridging the Research to Practice Gap

The buzzwords “Bridge the gap,” “Bridging research to practice,” and “Closing the know do gap” represent goals for our research we have not yet achieved. Public health and academic research continues to research health interventions that do not get implemented. However, as we have begun to include community partners, policy makers, and funding and implementing partners, we are starting to see progress on implementing well-researched interventions.

Planetary health needs stat response, ER physician says

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Dr. Jeremy Hess works as a UW Medicine Emergency Department physician, UW medical school professor and director of the UW's Center for Health and the Global Environment.

"It was just serendipitous," he says of how he initially became interested in global warming, which he describes as "the big, broad problem in front of so many health issues".

Department of Global Health Awards 25 Students with Travel Fellowships

The Department of Global Health awarded 25 international travel fellowships to support the projects and research of graduate students at UW for the next academic year. Students from varied disciplines across the University of Washington, including global health, epidemiology, nursing, health metric sciences, and environmental health sciences, will travel to 13 countries to engage with local communities and pursue fieldwork experience.

Dr. Longenecker to lead AHA analysis of rural health obstacles

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Researchers at the University of Washington School of Medicine will oversee a $20 million initiative aimed at better understanding and mitigating factors that negatively influence the health of rural Americans. The American Heart Association (AHA) is funding the new study network, composed of academic scientists in Washington, Oregon, California, North Carolina and Ohio.

New report, tool suggest how Washington can better protect against extreme heat

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In June 2021, the “heat dome” that struck the Pacific Northwest set 128 all-time high temperature records across the state. Two years after that event, a collaborative effort led by two University of Washington teams has drawn up recommendations for how people and groups across the state could prevent future heat-related illness and save lives.

Dr. Jeremy Hess, professor of global health, of emergency medicine and of environmental and occupational health sciences at the UW, and director of CHanGE, is quoted.