Environmental Health Sciences

The Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Public Health and 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 offers a wide range of academic programs which integrate core statistical literacy and methods with the health related biological sciences, including:

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.

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University of Massachusetts Amherst Department of Environmental Health Sciences faculty Krystal Pollitt

Assistant Professor Krystal Pollitt is among six faculty selected by the Center for Research on Families to be a 2017-2018 Family Research Scholar.

University of Massachusetts Amherst Environmental Health Sciences faculty Alexander Suvorov

Assistant Professor Alexander Suvorov is leading an international team awarded a grant by the U.S.-Russia Peer-to-Peer Dialogue Program. The $92,610 grant will fund a yearlong project that aims to increase awareness of new toxicology techniques in Russia.

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