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Faculty & Staff Honors

Washington: Faculty Member Selected to Join Local Board of Health in Washington State

Dr. Butch de Castro, an adjunct professor in environmental and occupational health sciences at the University of Washington School of Public Health, was selected to join the King County Board of Health.

The board sets county-wide policies and regulations to protect and promote the health of residents in Seattle and King County, Washington. The board is made up of three health professionals and eight elected officials. Dr. de Castro will serve a three-year term.

“Dr. de Castro is a fantastic addition to the Board of Health,” said Councilmember Ms. Jeanne Kohl-Welles, chair of the health board. “I am grateful for his desire to serve and look forward to the perspective he brings from a long career in nursing and academia. I am confident that he will bring a fresh set of eyes to our often complicated yet important policy deliberations, dialogue and collaborative process.”

Dr. de Castro is a UW professor of nursing and health studies and of psychosocial and community health. He studies health disparities, with a focus on how employment and work conditions contribute to chronic stress and workplace injury or illness. He also serves as director of the Occupational Health Nursing Program in the Northwest Center for Occupational Health & Safety, housed in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences at the UW School of Public Health.

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