Peter J. Isaksen, R.S.
Health & Environmental Investigator II
Public Health â€“
Peter did not start his Public Health career until he had spent many years in the restaurant business and also two years commercial fishing in
After an internship at the Tacoma Pierce County Health Department, Peter was hired there in 1991 to conduct a superfund related creek study in which he was first introduced to mapping. Those maps were created by hand lettering on acetate plastic for later printing. He has been trying to map things ever since.
In 1993 Peter was hired full time at Public Health -
Leadership Development Opportunities
I would like to thank EPHLI for the opportunity to experience my Fellowship year. I have learned so much more than I ever suspected. The relationships with the other Fellows will be a constant memory that I will cherish. The Mentors have been engaged, interested, helpful, approachable, instructive and inspiring. The Institute staff has been supportive, professional, outstanding, hard working and wonderful. The best part of the entire year was learning so very much about myself. When I first signed up for the Institute, I thought the most important thing for the year would be the project. I suppose that was correct in a way, especially if one thinks of the project as one's self. I learned so many valuable lessons about how my and other people's minds work and this will help me in all aspects of the rest of my life. I feel very well prepared to take on additional responsibilities and look forward to contributing at a high level for the protection of the Public's Health.