The Stillaguamish River overruns a dam after last March's landslide in Oso. Gary Goldbaum's agency helped to ensure that water was drinkable and mental-health services were available in the aftermath of the disaster.
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Gary Goldbaum was motivated to pursue healthcare as a career when he learned that his father, as a young man, had been hospitalized for more than a year with tuberculosis.
Today Goldbaum, a UW associate professor of epidemiology in the School of Public Health, runs the Snohomish Health District, which serves more than 700,000 residents. He spoke with writer Jeff Hodson.