Dear DGH community,

We are deeply saddened by the rise in racist, xenophobic attacks against the Asian community over the last year, including this week’s murders of eight people at Asian-owned spas in Atlanta. We are reaching out to amplify the below message from the SPH, and reaffirm our commitment to fight anti-Asian racism. To members of our department who identify as Asian, we stand in solidarity with you and extend our support at this difficult time.

You can read the full statement from the School of Public Health and find a list of resources for reporting and fighting anti-Asian hate activity at the links below. Please contact us if we can offer any support.

Denouncing racist attacks against the community of the Asian diaspora- UW SPH

Resources to counter anti-Asian hate activity 

In solidarity,


Judy Wasserheit, DGH Chair;
Judd Walson, DGH Vice Chair;
Keshet Ronen, DGH Interim Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion;
Susan Graham, DGH Associate Chair for Academic Programs;
Dana Panteleeff, DGH Director of Finance and Administration.