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A man wearing a face mask sits in the back seat of a car.

App-based drivers report COVID-19 stress

DEOHS-led study provides rare window into work life of app-based drivers during pandemic

October 6, 2021 | Jake Ellison

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Cartoon of two images of a woman in hijab with a right arrow between them. The first image shows her holding a bottle of soap and cleaning a sink. The second shows her spraying disinfectant on a sink. Text bubble above: Always clean before you disinfect so the disinfectab

Safer cleaning through comics

DEOHS researchers with Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units develop comic strips in nine languages to promote safer cleaning habits for families

Woman looks down at laptop with her hands on the keys, indoors at a desk next to an open window.

Measuring the pandemic’s toll on mental health

DEOHS Associate Professor Edmund Seto and collaborators tracked stress and anxiety during Washington’s stay-at-home orders

Tsunami hazard zone sign near a road along a low-lying beach area

Building resilience in the face of disaster

DEOHS researcher will help lead new research hub pairing Pacific NW scientists and coastal communities on earthquake and climate change research

Man with a University of Washington baseball cap on looking out the window of a train.

Tracking air pollution from space

DEOHS postdoctoral fellow Jianzhao Bi honored by International Society of Exposure Science for remote sensing of air pollution

Six people in masks stand around a sign in Spanish offering financial assistance during the pandemic to immigrants.

Following the community’s lead in the pandemic

DEOHS researchers partner with communities of color across Washington to assess health equity and food security in the pandemic

Kids cool off in a sprinkler on a hot day at a park as adults look on.

Responding to the health risks of heat waves

DEOHS researchers analyze public health impacts of climate change in light of this summer’s extreme heat



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