The magazine of the UW 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. Our infographics present public health data in a lively visual format. 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

Northwest Public Health is directed by an Editorial Board that represents a variety of perspectives from the Pacific Northwest region. The following staff members contribute to the production of the magazine:

Tao Sheng Kwan-Gett

Managing Editor
Laura J. Haas

Meghan Fitzpatrick

Web Developer
Rick Bruch

Contributing Writers
Deborah Gardner
Michael McCarthy