Current Fellows
Environmental Challenges

Judy Olsen

Current Fellow

Environmental Challenges Steering Committee Member

Judy Olsen leads the Environmental Conditions for Health team at the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department. Her work includes housing policy and healthy housing standards, Healthy Homes and asthma, lead poisoning prevention, and active transportation and walkability.  In addition, it includes air quality and wildfire smoke response, and environmental justice. Judy champions health equity and community engagement strategies to influence policy, systems, and environmental change. Judy supports climate and health initiatives and serves as wildfire smoke response Incident Commander.  

Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department’s mission is to protect and improve the health of all people and places in Pierce County, Washington. Part of that mission includes an emphasis on healthy, resilient families and communities and policy, systems, and environmental change strategies. Among the agency’s other public health priorities: address natural and manmade environmental challenges through healthy community planning, air quality, healthy housing, pollution and contamination, and public health emergency preparedness and response. 

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