Charles D. (Chuck) Treser, MPH, DAAS
Senior Lecturer
Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences
Environmental Health Undergraduate Program
Northwest Center for Public Health Practice

Office Address

E-179A, Health Sciences Center
1959 NE Pacific Street
Campus Box 357234
Seattle, WA 98195-7234

Office Phone: 206-616-2097
Undergraduate Program Office: 206-543-4207
Fax: 206-543-9616


1963-1967 Thiel College, Greenville, Pennsylvania, BA, (History)
1972-1975 University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Postbaccalaureate, (Anthropology and Sociology)
1975-1976 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, School of Public Health, MPH, Environmental and Industrial Health
1984-1989 University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, Department of Political Science


1993-Present Senior Lecturer, Department of Environmental Health, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington
1980-1993 Lecturer, Department of Environmental Health, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington
1980-1983 Program Manager, Continuing Competency Education System for Environmental Health Practitioners in the Pacific Northwest project, Department of Environmental Health, University of Washington
1971-1980 Allegheny County Health Department, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Environmental Health Specialist, Supervisor and Administrator.
1967-1970 Department of the Army, Artillery Survey Specialist, Education Specialist, Personnel Management Specialist



The general area of my teaching and research involves the applied aspects of Environmental Health Practice, i.e., how are the principles and concepts of EH actually practiced in the field, especially in local and state EH agencies. Principle areas of interest include Administrative Law and Process applied to Environmental Health, Vector Control and Housing, and Environmental Health Education and Training.

Some recent research projects include:

1. Comparison of the knowledge, skills and abilities desired by public sector employers with the curriculum content of EH programs offered by schools of public health in five states. This study has collected job descriptions of all EH related jobs in all state agencies in Florida, Hawaii, New York, Oklahoma and Washington and we are now in the process of extracting and analyzing the data to identify the specific knowledge and skills that employers say they are looking for, in order to test the "fit" between these and the knowledge and skills taught in our schools of public health.

2. Development of a practical manual on housing and health for Environmental Health practitioners, housing inspectors and building code officials, based on CDC Basic Housing Inspection Manual. This development of this manual was sponsered by the CDC National Center for Environmental Health.

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