June 23, 2020

Sara Stanley Blog

Hi, I’m Sara Stanley and I’m the new program manager for the DeRouen Center for Global Oral Health. I chose to go into public health because it is an interesting and ever-evolving field.   Read more➜

October 30, 2019

Meet Susan Lee

My decision to pursue a career in dentistry started with a mission trip to the Hill Tribes in the mountains of Chiang Mai, Thailand. I spent a week in the Hill Tribes, making friends with children my own age. Despite the cultural and language barriers, I sensed the heartfelt appreciation of the tribespeople from their small gestures and genuine smiles – toothless smiles.  Read more➜

September 23, 2019

A reflection from Dr. DeRouen

As we celebrate the success of this first fundraising breakfast, it is perhaps timely to reflect on the progress made by the Center up to now.  When I retired a couple of years ago, I turned over a Center to Dr. Seminario that had its primary focus on South East Asia, through a Fogarty International Center training grant designed to enhance clinical research training for faculty in dental schools in Thailand.  Read more➜

August 12, 2019

Introducing Pooja Rajanbabu

Hi, I’m Pooja Rajanbabu and I’m an undergraduate student majoring in Public Health and minoring in Global Health at the University of Washington (UW).  Read more➜

July 24, 2019

Meet Jennifer Liu

Hi, I’m Jennifer Liu and I’m entering my second year in the Epidemiology MPH program. For those who have not heard of epidemiology, you are not alone because five years ago, I too was unaware such a field existed. Although the term bears resemblance to “epidermis”, epidemiology does not involve studying skin. Rather, epidemiology consists of describing and understanding the patterns of health-related states and events in specified populations, with the ultimate goal of preventing disease.   Read more➜

June 10, 2019

Emily Chen

Hello, my name is Yu-Hsuan (Emily) Chen and I’m a first-year Masters of Public Health student studying Health Informatics and Health Information Management. I joined the UW Timothy A. DeRouen Center for Global Oral Health team after applying through the School of Public Health website.  Read more➜

March 12, 2019

Keep it “Glocal”

Glocal health…what is Glocal health? “Glocal” health is a combined word of global and local health. Why would anyone think to combine them? They are two different things, right?  Read more➜

August 29, 2018

Leadership in Global Health

When I was younger, I was convinced the most outgoing, confident, powerful, and assertive people made the best leaders. Those who were the first to break a silence or those who continuously shared their opinions seemed to rise to the top.  As I witness authority figures in my life lead others, I realize there is not one correct way to lead.    Read more➜

July 25, 2018

Global Health Starts Here

When I first heard the term global oral health, I started thinking about the parts that make up this term in the mindset of how we as a society are lacking health care services. Through my time here in DeRouen Center and my other volunteer services in the area, I’ve come to a realization that “global” starts from right where I am.  Read more➜

May 30, 2018

Kathleen Wright joins team

Hello, allow me to introduce myself. My name is Kathleen L. Wright and I’m a first-year student in the Health Services MPH program, on the Maternal and Child Health track.  Read more➜

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