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Winter Quarter 2013

Course Instructor

Charles D. (Chuck) Treser, MPH
Senior Lecturer
Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences
E-179A, Health Sciences Center
Campus Box 357234
Seattle, WA 98195-7234
Phone: 206-616-2097
Fax: 206-543-9616

Office Hours: 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. MWF, and 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Daily.  Other times by appointment.

Mr. Treser was born near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1945. He received his bachelor of arts degree in history from Thiel College in 1967, and served three years in the United States Army as an artillery survey specialist, an education specialist and a personnel specialist. In 1971 he began his career in environmental health as an environmental health inspector with the Allegheny County Health Department in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Steady promotions followed over the next four years until 1975, when as an environmental health supervisor, he went on leave to obtain a Master of Public Health degree at the University of Michigan. In 1976 he returned to the Allegheny County Health Department and was promoted to environmental health administrator. There he developed a comprehensive training program for new environmental health employees. In 1980, he accepted a position as Lecturer in Environmental Health with the University of Washington's Department of Environmental Health to manage a continuing competency education system for environmental health personnel.

Chuck is currently a Senior Lecturer and Undergraduate Program Advisor in the University of Washington’s Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences, teaching in both the undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as the School-wide extended MPH degree program. He is an active participant in the University of Washington’s Northwest Center for Public Health Practice – the organizational nexus within the School of Public Health & Community Medicine for connecting the academic pursuits of the school with the needs of the Public Health practice community. He has also participated in a national effort to revise the basic housing inspection manual for EH practitioners, and is the principal investigator on a cooperative agreement between the Association of Environmental Health Academic Programs (AEHAP) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designed to improve environmental health practice through promoting and strengthening environmental health academic programs.

Guest Instructor

Charles Easterberg, MSPH
Campus Sanitarian and Part-time Instructor
Department of Environmental Health & Safety
411 Hall Health Center
Campus Box 354400
Seattle, WA 98195-4400
Office Phone: 206-543-7209

Office Hours: by appointment.

Charles' introduction to the environment was through birds, where countless hours of observation illustrated how inextricably linked organisms, including humans, are with their environment. After studying English and biology, he became an environmental biologist, and after graduate study at the University of Minnesota, came west to Seattle. He works as a Public Health Advisor with UW Environmental Health & Safety, teaches ENVH 441 Food Protection winter quarter and guest lectures in several other courses, specializing in food protection, pests and vectors with their potential to spread diseases to humans, and water, swimming pool sanitation and other environmental biological problem areas. His research in restroom inequity led to Seattle and Washington changing their plumbing codes to expand women's restroom facilities and and reduce women's waiting time.


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