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Mission

The Pacific Northwest Center for Human Health and Ocean Studies was created to understand links between ocean processes and human health. Center researchers investigate how environmental conditions trigger blooms of harmful algae in our marine waters, and how these blooms impact public health. Center research is based on the premise that genetic and environmental variability defines the toxicity and dynamics of harmful algal blooms, the retention of toxin by shellfish, and the susceptibility of human populations to toxicological impacts.

Funding Information:

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) 2004-2010.
National Science Foundation 2004-2010, 2009-current.

Reporting Structure:

Dave Kalman, Chair, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences

Related UW Entities:

School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Department of Genome,
College of Arts and Sciences/
College of the Environment, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, School of Oceanography, School of Marine and Environmental Affairs, Institute for Systems Biology

Center Details

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Director: Faustman, Elaine M
Location: 4225 Roosevelt Way NE, Suite 100
Seattle, WA 98105
Year Started: 2004
Administrator / Program Manager: Vigoren, Eric
Administering College/School: School of Public Health 
P.I. Home Department: Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences 
Faculty Involvement: 9