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Epidemiology is the study of the frequency, distribution, and determinants of disease in human populations. The mission of the Department is to provide rigorous training in the fundamentals and practice of epidemiology, to contribute to the understanding of the etiology and prevention of disease, and to improve the health of the public through excellence in research.


Epi Seminars

All seminar are held in Health Sciences Building, K-069, 3:30-4:50pm
      Febraury 3 Global Burden of Disease Study: The View from 10,000 Feet, Dr. Jeff Stanaway, Acting Assistant Professor, UW Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)
      March 3 Effect of bike sharing program on head injuries in U.S. cities, Dr. Janessa Graves, Assistant Professor, Washington State University, College of Nursin


High blood calcium linked with increased risk of premature death in dialysis patients (Eureka Alert 01/22/2015)

Washington Study Predicts When Herpes is Least Likely to be Transmitted (ASPPH Friday Letter 04/18/2014)

Data suggest new class of drug may be potent against genital herpes (Univerity of Washington 01/15/2014)

Washington Study Finds Exercise May Slow Decline in Kidney Function (ASPPH Friday Letter 01/03/2014)


Close Up January 2015: Gary Goldbaum (SPH)

Close Up January 2015: Gary Goldbaum
Gary Goldbaum was drawn to public health after his father’s hospitalization for tuberculosis. Today he runs the Snohomish Health District, which serves more than 700,000 residents. There Goldbaum plays a role in everything from disasters and disease outbreaks to improving the fitness of 5th-graders.

Public Health appoints new interim local health officer (Auburn Reporter)

Public Health appoints new interim local health officer
Jeffrey Duchin, MD, was appointed today as interim local health officer for Public Health – Seattle & King County.

Dr. Duchin is a familiar figure in the health field, having held the position of chief of the department's Communicable Disease Epidemiology and Immunization Section since 1999 and frequently serving as a department spokesperson.