The Department of Environmental Health Sciences combines the public health sciences of biostatistics, environmental health and epidemiology with natural sciences, mathematics and engineering to provide a quantitative basis to measure and mitigate the effects of environmental stressors on human health. Environmental health sciences professionals anticipate new problems and identify existing ones. They design, implement and evaluate solutions to environmental problems to meet the public health needs of society. They work to minimize the adverse effects of the environment on human health.
Environmental Health Sciences
in the spotlight
Doctoral candidate Haotian Wu was recently featured in a video on the website LabTV. Wu speaks about his work examining how environment can affect epigenetics.
Assistant Professor Richard Peltier is leading one of two UMass Amherst research teams awarded funding from the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) to initiate global projects designed to ultimately impact millions of people in the developing world.