Our mission in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences (EHS) is to protect and improve health by identifying, evaluating, and disseminating knowledge about the impact of environmental exposures and climate changes on human health and disease. Academic programs and research activities across disciplines develop public health professionals who will be leaders in solving local, national, and global issues presented by environmental and climate challenges.
Our talented students come from diverse backgrounds to learn and integrate skilled techniques in preparation to face the challenges posed by the fast changing environmental health field. Students are a priority within EHS, with faculty and staff actively engaging, mentoring, and teaching students in the MPH, MS, PhD, and DrPH programs.
EHS faculty have a wide range of expertise needed to address the large spectrum of environmental health challenges our world is facing. Faculty research overlaps in common methodologies and underlying themes within a collaborative EHS environment, yet is interdiciplinary and innovative in proposing novel scientific questions around public health.
There are five centers and programs within EHS focused on both laboratory and community-based research to translate findings into updated public health policies.
The Program to Inspire Minority Undergraduates in Environmental Health Science Research (PrIMER) teaches students about environmental health research.
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