Students testing water quality

welcome to the Department of : Occupational & Environmental Health Sciences

Our faculty prepare students for jobs at industrial facilities with broader cross-disciplinary training in environmental permitting, job hazard assessment and job safety than many other public health programs. Industry contacts tell us they prefer our approach over a narrower specialization of other programs.

Influencing health in the workplace and the environment

Occupational and Environmental Health touches everyone, everywhere. In both developed and developing nations, issues of environmental pollution arise from indoor air quality concerns, water quality, outdoor air and waste products, as well as workplace exposures. Occupational and Environmental Health professionals keep populations safe and healthy, both at home and at work.

Recent News

Public health expert appointed to lead practice-based education and service learning

With public health workforce needs on the rise, the School of Public Health is expanding opportunities for its students to gain practice-based experience. Leading the expansion is Diane Gross, associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, who recently assumed the full-time role of director of practiced-based education and service learning for the school.