Meet the Instructor

Grace A. Lasker

Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing & Health Studies, UW Bothell

Affiliate Faculty, Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences, University of Washington

Grace Lasker was previously tenured faculty and director of the B.S. in public health at Lake Washington Institute of Technology, where she taught courses in environmental health, epidemiology, nutrition, cellular biology, and chemistry. She’s a certified online course developer and instructional designer and has worked in this capacity for various grants with the University of Washington, Yale University, Cornell University/Environmental Protection Agency and Texas A&M.

As her research focus, Lasker has investigated the role of nutritional compounds (via epigenetic impact) on DNA/RNA expression as well as the role of estrogenic compounds, and chemical bioaccumulation, on human health. Her latest research centers on the relationship of organochlorine pesticide estrogenicity with migraines and severe headaches and the impact of pesticide bioaccumulation on health. 

Lasker is an associate editor for the Journal of Social, Behavioral, and Health Sciences. She is also a reviewer for the American Journal of Public Health, Journal of Environmental Health, Journal of Nutrition and the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. She was awarded the Graduate Women in Science recognition at the University of Nebraska as well as Lake Washington Institute of Technology’s Instructional Excellence Award for exemplary teaching.