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Department of Global Health Awards 15 Students with Travel Fellowships

The Department of Global Health awarded fifteen international travel fellowships to support the projects and research of graduate students and medical residents at UW for the next academic year. Students from varied disciplines across the University, including global health, epidemiology, nursing, psychology, architecture, and environmental health, will travel to eight countries to engage with local communities and pursue fieldwork experience.

DGH Welcomes New Faculty Hires

The University of Washington Department of Global Health is excited to announce the newest additions to our full-time faculty. Their expertise and commitment to the DGH mission will be an asset to our department and our students.  

Welcome Sarah Masyuko, Yanfang Su, Adrienne Shapiro, Julianne Meisner, Keshet Ronen, Ferdinand Mukumbang and our joint faculty member with Health Services Population, Rabi Yunusa. 

Dr. Gabrielle O’Malley to Serve as Department of Global Health Vice-Chair

The Department of Global Health is pleased to announce that Dr. Gabrielle O’Malley has accepted the position of Vice-Chair. “She will be a tremendous addition to the DGH leadership team and I can't think of a better person to step into this role,” said Interim Chair Dr. Carey Farquhar. “Gabrielle brings to the position a data-driven approach to problem-solving, excellent listening and communication skills, and extensive leadership experience.” 

Department of Global Health Celebrates the Class of 2022

On Friday, June 10, the Department of Global Health (DGH) gathered to honor the Class of 2022 with an in-person graduation celebration. Graduates from the classes of 2020 and 2021 were also invited to join the celebration. During the annual event, the 15th since the department was founded in 2007, speakers acknowledged the unprecedented years and challenging circumstances that the class of 2022 experienced in pursued their education.  

In the Media

'Living with COVID': Where the pandemic could go next


As the third winter of the coronavirus pandemic looms in the northern hemisphere, scientists are warning weary governments and populations alike to brace for more waves of COVID-19.

Dr. Christopher Murray, Director of the UW Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation and Adjunct Professor of Global Health, is quoted.

Climate change: Will naming heatwaves save lives?

BBC News

Among the potential solutions that have been proposed to lower the number of fatalities in heat waves is the naming and categorizing of extreme heat events.

Kristie Ebi, Professor of Global Health and of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences at the UW, is quoted.

We are not powerless against gun violence: Turn to civic action

The Seattle Times

"It is with a heavy heart that I ponder the media accounts of yet one more mass shooting in America. This one in Highland Park is different from Uvalde or Buffalo, however. I grew up on the North Shore of Chicago. It happened in the familiar," writes Helen Donnelly Goehring.

Research from Dr. Jürgen Unützer, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Adjunct Professor of Global Health, is referenced.

Cities respond to rising heat … with new hires


People around the world are dying from heat exposure. A few cities and towns — from Phoenix and Miami here in the U.S. to Athens, Greece — are responding by hiring “chief heat officers.” It’s a step to the future of local heat resilience as the climate continues to change.

Kristie Ebi, Professor of Global Health and of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences at the UW, is quoted.