Congratulations to our 2024 DGH Husky 100 Winners

Congratulations three students who were named to the Husky 100 - Patience Komba, Doctor of Global Health Leadership and Practice (DrGH), Sandra Urusaro, MPH, Global Health; Graduate Certificate in Global Health of Women, Adolescents, and Children, and DGH Communications student assistant, undergraduate Sophie Li, BS, Public Health – Global Health. 

The purpose of the Husky 100 program is to recognize the outstanding work and achievements of students who are making the most of their Husky Experience.  

MPH student Keeley Ffrench on social prescribing to improve the health impacts caused by loneliness and isolation

UW School of Public Health

For her practicum, Keeley Ffrench, a Master of Public Health student in Global Health at the University of Washington School of Public Health, worked with the Vancouver Island Social Prescribing Community of Practice. Their goals were to scale up a social prescribing pilot project using evidence-based interventions implemented elsewhere in Canada through outreach, promotion and education. 

Familiar ingredients make Afghan Food Guide easy to swallow

UW News

Diet recommendations can include unfamiliar foods and preparations.  A digital handbook created by Priyasha Maharjan, doctor of global health leadership and practice student, and fellow UW School of Public Health graduate student Norma Garfias Avila, hopes to begin solving this problem. The Afghan Food Guide is a nutritional resource created for the Afghan community and their health care providers in the U.S. It shows the nutritional values of foods, balanced meals and portion sizes while using dishes and cultural examples familiar to Afghan people. 

Finding those who are forgotten in public health data

UW School of Public Health

In March of 2021, Horacio Chacon Torrico arrived in Seattle to begin his second year of graduate studies at the University of Washington School of Public Health, after having completed the first two quarters remotely from his home in Lima, Peru. Within no more than a week of arriving, he received his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. But as he scrolled through his Facebook feed, he saw posts from friends in Peru who grieved their lost loved ones from the pandemic. Chacon Torrico felt guilt at having so easily received his vaccine, when so many from his home country were suffering.

Dispatch from a Brooklyn ER Nurse in the Time of COVID (By Mariel Boyarsky, MPH 2015)

By Mariel Boyarsky (MPH, 2015)

Mariel Boyarsky graduated from the University of Washington in 2015 with a Master of Public Health in Global Health. After completing nursing school, she began working at Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn, New York in 2019. This is Mariel's firsthand account of working in the hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic.