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
The SPHHS is celebrating National Public Health Week April 6-10 with events including the annual Research Day and a Corporate Health & Wellness Panel Discussion.
Richard Pilsner, Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, has recently been chosen as a scientific advisor for a three-year grant funded by the Russian Science Foundation. The study is examining the relationship between exposure to pollutants and sperm quality.