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This fall, the University of Washington Department of Global Health (DGH) welcomes 59 new graduate students from around the world to partake in MPH, DrGH, and PhD programs.
Routinely offered opt-out testing for acute and chronic HIV infection could identify twice as many undiagnosed cases of HIV as standard care in Kenya, according to a recent study. The Tambua Mapema Plus (TMP) Trial was conducted in Kilifi and Mombasa County, Kenya from 2017 to 2020.
The Department of Global Health was established in 2007, bridging the schools of Medicine and Public Health, with a mandate to harness the expertise and interdisciplinary power of all UW schools and colleges. Our mission is to improve health for all through research, education, training, and service; to understand and address the causes of disease and health inequities at multiple levels; and to collaborate with partners to develop and sustain locally-led, quality health systems, programs and policies.
The University of Washington Department of Global Health is committed to preparing the next generation of global health leaders through world-class education and training programs focused on research, evidence-based practice, and policy development. DGH currently offers four academic programs at the doctoral and master’s level. Below you can learn more about our department, programs, and admissions process.
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.
In the Media
Sometime in the spring of 2020, after centuries, perhaps millennia, of tumultuous coexistence with humans, influenza abruptly went dark. Around the globe, documented cases of the viral infection completely cratered as the world tried to counteract SARS-CoV-2. Now, as the weather once again chills in this hemisphere and the winter holidays loom, experts are nervously looking ahead.
Dr. Helen Chu, associate professor of medicine and adjunct associate professor of global health at UW, is quoted.
As record-breaking heat scorches the West, some disaster experts say our warning system may not be enough. Many people aren’t getting alerted when heat can be deadly.
Kristie Ebi, professor of global health and of environmental and occupational health sciences at the UW, is interviewed.
There’s been at least one report of a person with monkeypox who may have passed the virus to a dog. Now, University of Washington scientists want to know how big a threat this is for pets in the Puget Sound region.
Dr. Peter Rabinowitz, professor of global health and of environmental and occupational health sciences at the UW, is quoted.
The screening is a part of astudy at the Center for One Health Research that will help determine the rate of monkeypox transmission between humans and pets.
Dr. Peter Rabinowitz, professor of global health and environmental and occupational health science at the UW, is interviewed.
The risk of canine cognitive dysfunction, a.k.a. “doggy dementia,” is far greater in dogs who don’t get enough exercise, researchers found. Their risk factors echo some in humans, whose homes they share.
Annette Fitzpatrick, research professor of epidemiology, of family medicine and of global health at the UW, is quoted.