University of Washington
The magazine of the University of Washington School of Public Health


The Northwest Public Health magazine is published by the University of Washington School of Public Health and produced by the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice. The publication is dedicated to the art and science of public health, specifically the Northwest region. We feature developments from state, local and tribal public health from Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming. We also highlight the cutting-edge work done by the diverse disciplines at the University of Washington School of Public Health, including biostatistics, environmental health, epidemiology, global health and health services.

Our opinion pieces and profiles share the passions and stories of public health personalities. Finally, our feature articles invite readers in with quotes, stories and conversational prose. We hope you find our publication compelling, whether you are a public health veteran, or simply someone who shares our commitment to improving the health of communities.

Magazine Staff

The following staff members contribute to the production of the Northwest Public Health magazine:

Editor In Chief
Betty Bekemeier

Managing Editor
Laura J. Haas

Wes O’Seadna

Web Developer
Rick Bruch

Contributing Writers
Barb Rose
Ashlie Chandler
Allegra Abramo

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