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Environmental Health Sciences

The Department of Environmental Health Science investigates how the environment influences human health. Our faculty and students explore this complex set of interactions at every level—from the ways that pollutants alter DNA to the impact of climate change on global patterns of disease. 

Message From the Chair

Internationally renowned for his work on lead and manganese poisoning, Chair Tomás Guilarte says, “It’s an exciting time for Columbia’s Environmental Health Science community.” Read More

For Current Students

Find out about degree requirements, course descriptions, certificates, practicum information, financial aid and other resources. Read More



Fast Facts

16 Full-Time Faculty
59 Master’s Students
23 Doctoral Students