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A Department of Global Health Year in Review, 2022–2023

The Department of Global Health works to achieve sustainable, quality health worldwide through the focused mission of improving health for all through research, education, training, and service. Prerequisite to our success is our shared commitment to increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion within DGH and pursuing antiracist and anticolonial actions in all of our work.

Hans Rosling Center

DGH Candidate Chair Talks

For the next few weeks, the University of Washington Schools of Public Health and Medicine are interviewing potential candidates for the position of Department Chair in the Department of Global Health. We are excited to welcome four candidates who are accomplished leaders with substantial experience living, working, and partnering with institutions in the Global South.

Building the Bridge & Keeping It Stable: Successes on Bridging the Research to Practice Gap

The buzzwords “Bridge the gap,” “Bridging research to practice,” and “Closing the know do gap” represent goals for our research we have not yet achieved. Public health and academic research continues to research health interventions that do not get implemented. However, as we have begun to include community partners, policy makers, and funding and implementing partners, we are starting to see progress on implementing well-researched interventions.

In the Media

Fact check: Vaccines can't be sprayed in 'chemtrails,' scientists say

USA Today

The inhaled vaccine technology being developed at Yale cannot be sprayed from the sky in a “chemtrail,” as a social media post suggests. Inhaled vaccines require measured doses delivered directly into the nose. Experts agreed spraying a vaccine from airplanes is not feasible or ethical. Dr. Christopher Sanford, associate professor of global health and of medicine in the UW School of Medicine, is quoted.

Pakistan bears the brunt of global extreme heat illness and mortality

Washington Post

Pakistan is the epicenter of a new global wave of disease and death linked to climate change, according to a Washington Post analysis of climate data, leading scientific studies, interviews with experts and reporting from some of the places bearing the brunt of Earth’s heating.

Kristie Ebi, professor of global health and of environmental and occupational health sciences at the UW, is quoted.