Who We Are

In the Department of Environmental Health Sciences (EHS), we broaden the understanding of the role that the environment plays in human health.Our world-renowned faculty train students in the very skills they themselves use on a daily basis — computational, analytical, and communications skills — with the goal of tackling issues in the fields of molecular epidemiology and epigenetics, exposure science, climate and health, and environmental policy. We explore the adverse health effects associated with climate change, exposure to environmental chemicals, air pollution, and infectious agents. We train students to identify solutions to these adverse health effects that include cancer, asthma, and other respiratory illnesses as well as neurological/neurodegenerative diseases. Our work extends to our local, regional, and global communities as we strive to develop safeguards for mothers and children, fight for environmental justice, identify ways to protect vulnerable populations, and create a healthy environment for all.