An Iñupiaq, epidemiologist, and biostatistician
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
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?
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
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
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.
Where you live may impact how much you drink
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.
Increasing vegetation through education
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.
Americans lose when funds for global health research are cut
There is a perception that global health programs take taxpayer dollars out of the U.S. and helps other countries but not us. This perception is incorrect. Jennify Slyker, adjunct assistant professor of epidemiology, authored this opinion piece.
Initiative announces Graduate Student Conference Travel Awards
The Population Health Initiative has awarded 13 Graduate Student Conference Travel Awards, which are intended to further the academic, research, or professional goals of graduate students as they strive to become the next generation of leaders in population health. Four of the awarded students study in the Department of Epidemiology.
Health Officials: Dangerous drug linked to increasing overdose deaths
Local health officials on Wednesday warned the public about a drug that can kill users in a matter of seconds. The drug is called fentanyl and experts said it’s 50 times stronger than heroin, and it’s already on the streets of Western Washington. Jeff Duchin, adjunct professor, is quoted.