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Two Texas counties. In one, you'll live almost a decade longer.

The Houston Chronicle, Monday, June 5, 2017
A study led by the University of Washington published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine did a county-level analysis of population and mortality data over the past 35 years. What they found is both remarkable and alarming: What county you live may determine how long you'll live. Epi Adjunct Professor Ali Mokdad is quoted.

Rising Number of Bicycle Crashes Highlights Importance of Wearing a Helmet

Consumer Report, Friday, June 2, 2017

The number of cycling injuries among adults in the U.S. rose by about 6,500 each year between 1997 and 2013, and the medical costs associated with those injuries increased 137 percent, according to a new study published in the journal Injury Prevention. Dr. Fred Rivara, adjunct professor of epidemiology, is quoted.

30 Exceptional UW Students Receive Global Travel Fellowships

In House (Department of Global Health), Wednesday, May 31, 2017

​The Department of Global Health awarded 30 international travel fellowships this spring to support the projects and research of graduate and professional students and medical residents at UW for the next academic year. Students from varied disciplines across the University, including global health, social work, psychology, and pharmacy, will travel to 16 countries pursuing fieldwork experience. Four Epi students received the travel fellowships.

An Iñupiaq, epidemiologist, and biostatistician

Anchorage Press, Saturday, May 20, 2017

In 2009, Alaska native and Epi PhD candidate Paneen Petersen quit her job at an Anchorage Native nonprofit, gave away most of her belongings, and then drove to Oregon. She initially planned to earn a graduate degree, but eventually found her way to the UW to get her PhD in Epidemiology where she studies the genetic epidemiology of colorectal cancer, as well as American Indian and Alaska Native health.

Global Healthies Awards Highlight Student Achievement

UW Department of Global Health, Thursday, May 18, 2017

Eight exceptional students were honored with a "Global Healthies" award on May 15, after a competitive review of applications. Epi graduate ​Jillian Neary ('16) won the Implementation and Application award. Current students Lola Arakaki and Luwam Kidane won the Public Health Service and Direct Care award.

Do ‘disorganized’ neighborhoods make us drink?

Futurity, Thursday, May 18, 2017

A neighborhood with more poverty and disorganization may play a greater role in problem drinking than the availability of bars and stores that sell hard liquor, new research shows.​ Adjunct Research Assistant Professor Isaac Rhew was quoted.

Where you live may affect how much you drink, says UW study

KING 5, Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Where you live might influence how much you drink, but how many bars or liquor stores are nearby may not be a key factor, according to a new University of Washington study. Adjunct Research Assistant Professor Isaac Rhew was quoted.

The Mystery of the Wasting House-Cats

The New York Times Magazine, Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Forty years ago, feline hyperthyroidism was virtually nonexistent. Now it’s an epidemic — and some scientists think a class of everyday chemicals might be to blame. Adjunct Associate Professor, Dr. Peter Rabinowitz is quoted.

Increasing vegetation through education

The Daily of the University of Washington, Monday, May 15, 2017

Researchers at the UW School of Public Health are working with members of the Navajo Nation in New Mexico to increase the availability of fresh foods for for their communities. Epi professor Shirely Beresford is featured in the video story.

Where you live may impact how much you drink

UW Today, Monday, May 15, 2017

Neighborhoods with greater poverty and disorganization may play a greater role in problem drinking than the availability of bars and stores that sell hard liquor, a University of Washington-led study has found​. Adjunct Research Assistant Professor Isaac Rhew is quoted.