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Bill Daniell

Associate Professor Emeritus, Env. and Occ. Health Sciences

206-685-3160 | bdaniell@uw.edu

University of Washington
Office F-358A
Box 357234
1959 NE Pacific Street, Seattle, WA 98195

Research Interests

Bill’s major active research efforts focus on environmental and occupational health problems in Southeast Asia, particularly Cambodia, including projects related to pesticide exposures and cholinesterase monitoring, arsenic in ground water, and others. Other ongoing or recent research interests include: workplace noise exposure and noise-induced hearing loss; work-related carpal tunnel syndrome, particularly treatment outcomes and disability; and the use of workers’ compensation data for guiding occupational health interventions. Bill enjoys serving as faculty mentor for student-initiated epidemiologic research projects, focusing on environmental or occupational health topics, not necessarily limited to his primary research interest areas. Other past research interests include: solvent and pesticide health effects, neuropsychological sequelae of chemical exposures, and multiple chemical sensitivity syndrome.


Bill Daniell, an associate professor emeritus in the Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences, is a physician and epidemiologist with teaching, practical and research experience in environmental, occupational and general public health. He received the UW School of Public Health Outstanding Teaching Award in 2002 and 2011. Although Daniell is technically retired from the UW, he maintains active part-time faculty affiliations in teaching, mentorship and research roles. He is currently a member of the King County Board of Health. Daniell’s current activities are mostly based in Washington state, but his other interests include environmental and occupational health problems in Southeast Asia, particularly Vietnam. He earned an MPH at the UW and a M.D. at Tufts University.


MD Medicine, Tufts University, 1979
MPH Occupational Medicine, University of Washington, 1986
BA Biology, University of California (San Diego), 1975

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