Funded Undergraduate Research in Environmental Health

The Supporting Undergraduate Research Experiences in Environmental Health (SURE-EH) program provides up to two years of hourly employment to UW undergraduates from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds to conduct research in areas relevant to the environmental health sciences and the mission of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.


Students accepted into the program will work alongside faculty and research staff in the School of Public Health’s Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Science (DEOHS). Student researchers will be eligible for up to 2 years of funding: full-time (up to 40 hours) during summer and part-time (up to 15 hours) during the academic year.


We are currently looking for undergraduate students to work on the following research projects (full descriptions and desired qualifications are on our website):


  • Project # 1:  Characterizing the interactions between environmental chemicals and gut microbiome during neurodegenerative diseases

  • Project # 2:  Detecting enteric pathogens for understanding the effects on human health and gut microbiome

  • Project #3: Bilingual Health and Safety Messaging via Mobile Apps and Social Networks

  • Project #4: Heat-related illness prevention for agricultural workers

  • Project #5: Barriers to food security due to COVID-19 and solutions to improve food security and resilience for agricultural communities


Learn more about SURE-EH and eligibility requirements on our website:


Learn about our current open positions and gain access to the application here:

SURE-EH will be accepting applications to the program between April 20, 2021 – May 10, 2021.  

Questions? Please contact