How Hurricane Ian Became So Powerful

The New York Times

New data from NASA reveals how warm ocean waters in the Gulf of Mexico fueled Hurricane Ian to become one of the most powerful storms to strike the United States in the past decade. Sea surface temperatures were especially warm off Florida’s southwest coast, allowing the storm to pick up energy just before crashing into the state north of Fort Myers.

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

Oregon to cover health-related climate expenses

AP News

Oregon is set to become the first state in the nation to cover climate change expenses for certain low-income patients under its Medicaid program, as the normally temperate Pacific Northwest region sees longer heat waves and more intense wildfires.

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

Amplifying Voices from the Global South

DGH students dreaming of making a positive difference in the world. One group of students was not content to wait until after graduation, so they joined the Global Health Justice Group. In June, Global Health Justice launched a website to amplify the voices and narratives from the Global South which address structural inequities and fundamental political and economic drivers of health that are often absent in the conventional global health discourse.

The Strongest Signal That Americans Should Worry About Flu This Winter

The Atlantic

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.

DGH is Hiring!

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. 

Applications Open for DGH Academic Programs through December 1, 2022

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. 

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