Feature Stories

Injuries among Dungeness crab fishermen examined in new OSU study
Commercial fishing Injuries can be life-threatening and life-altering, leading to disability, decreased quality of life and lost wages.
Public Exposure Tracking the Wind
Silicone wristbands and vented metal boxes are among the sampling platforms. They capture more than 1,400 of the many thousands of chemicals that may be present in our homes, neighborhoods and workplaces.
Inside the mind of researcher Laurel Kincl
The goal is to prevent illness and injury in the populations I work with and to create safe and healthy workplaces and environments.
Inside the mind of researcher Jangho Yoon

"I am hoping that my research overall informs policy directly, assisting in successfully transforming our current mental health system to a more recovery oriented, culturally competent, consumer-oriented and cost-effective system," says Assistant Professor Jangho Yoon.

Internship at the CDC solidifies student’s desire for career change
“It allowed me to see ways I could take those other themes and work them into my specialty and my interest of environmental exposure.”
Voices from the Field: Training and Capacity Building
Building sustainable research capacity is important for developing and implementing evidence-based practice and policy solutions to address urgent environmental health needs in resource-limited countries around the world.
Creative Minds: Harnessing Technologies to Study Air Pollution’s Health Risks
The goal is to quantify more precisely the global health impact of air pollution and to develop better ways of measuring health risks associated with poor air quality.
Few surfers are deterred by ocean bacteria that makes them sick
Health warnings issued when beaches have high levels of bacteria do not keep many surfers out of the water, according to a new study by Oregon State University.
Climate report: Wildfires, snowmelt, coastal issues top Northwest risks
Concerns include increased morbidity and mortality from heat-related illness, air pollution and allergenic disease, and the emergence of infectious diseases.