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Experts at the University of Washington

Below is a list of experts on various topics at the UW. If you don’t see the topic you’re looking for, please contact someone on our staff. For medical experts, see the UW Health Sciences news office.

CLIMATE & WEATHER | ENVIRONMENT | MEDICINE | PUBLIC HEALTH | PUBLIC POLICY & POLITICS | SOCIAL ISSUES | SPACE & AERONAUTICS | TECH | WORLD ISSUES 

CLIMATE & WEATHER

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ENVIRONMENT

  • Clean energy: Renewable energy, solar cells, energy storage and integration, smart grid, power system security, tidal energy, less-polluting transportation.
  • Earthquakes: Seismology, geology, engineering, and disaster preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation policy.
  • Flooding and landslides: Causes and consequences of flooding and landslides.
  • Forest fires: Forest and fire ecology, climate change, wildfire smoke, fire conditions.
  • Harmful algal blooms: Research and monitoring for harmful algal blooms.
  • Infrastructure: Engineering and other experts, including urban transportation planning and policy, tolls, intelligent transportation systems, and high-performance building systems and environmental life cycle assessment of buildings.
  • The Arctic and oil: Arctic Ocean and Chukchi Sea, Arctic drilling, science of oil spills, preparedness, port operations, freight transportation.
  • Urban water quality and lead contamination: Urban water issues, lead, water infrastructure, public health and statistical methods for testing water.

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MEDICINE

Please contact Health Sciences for experts in medicine.

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PUBLIC HEALTH

  • Forest fires: Forest and fire ecology, climate change, wildfire smoke, fire conditions.
  • Harmful algal blooms: Research and monitoring for harmful algal blooms.
  • Marijuana: Use and abuse, legalization, historical perspective, assessing addictive behaviors, medicinal properties.
  • Urban water quality and lead contamination: Urban water issues, lead, water infrastructure, public health and statistical methods for testing water.

For more experts, please contact the School of Public Health.

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PUBLIC POLICY & POLITICS

  • Immigration: Law, policy, immigrants’ rights and provision of legal services, relative powers of Congress and the President, criminalization of immigrants, political ramifications of President Obama’s Nov. 20, 2014 speech.
  • Infrastructure: Engineering and other experts, including urban transportation planning and policy, tolls, intelligent transportation systems, and high-performance building systems and environmental life cycle assessment of buildings.
  • Marijuana: Use and abuse, legalization, historical perspective, assessing addictive behaviors, medicinal properties.
  • Politics and elections: Historic perspective, tea party, civil rights, racial and ethnic minorities, faith and politics, media and politics, economy and taxes, labor economics and social issues, public opinion and public policy.
  • The Arctic and oil: Arctic Ocean and Chukchi Sea, Arctic drilling, science of oil spills, preparedness, port operations, freight transportation.
  • Urban water quality and lead contamination: Urban water issues, lead, water infrastructure, public health and statistical methods for testing water.

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SOCIAL ISSUES

  • Immigration: Law, policy, immigrants’ rights and provision of legal services, relative powers of Congress and the President, criminalization of immigrants, political ramifications of President Obama’s Nov. 20, 2014 speech.
  • Marijuana: Use and abuse, legalization, historical perspective, assessing addictive behaviors, medicinal properties.

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SPACE & AERONAUTICS

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TECH

  • Big data: UW eScience Institute, data-intensive discovery, data visualization, machine learning.
  • Clean energy: Renewable energy, solar cells, energy storage and integration, smart grid, power system security, tidal energy, less-polluting transportation.
  • Infrastructure: Engineering and other experts, including urban transportation planning and policy, tolls, intelligent transportation systems, and high-performance building systems and environmental life cycle assessment of buildings.

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WORLD ISSUES

  • Immigration: Law, policy, immigrants’ rights and provision of legal services, relative powers of Congress and the President, criminalization of immigrants, political ramifications of President Obama’s Nov. 20, 2014 speech.
  • Marijuana: Use and abuse, legalization, historical perspective, assessing addictive behaviors, medicinal properties.
  • Terrorism: Political extremism, ethnic and religious conflict, tyrannical governments, U.S. foreign policy, and the role of the Internet.
  • The Middle East: History of the Middle East, modern-day conflict, state-society relationships, Islamic and constitutional law, and U.S. foreign policy in the region. 

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