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:
- Master of Public Health (M.P.H.)
- Master of Science (M.S.)
- Accelerated Master of Science (M.S.)
- Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
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.
In the Spotlight
Timothy Ford, Professor and Chair of the Department of Environmental Health Sciences, recently gave the keynote address titled “Global Issues in Water and Health” at the University of Wisconsin’s annual Global Health Symposium held on Tuesday, April 4, at the Madison campus.
Assistant Professor Krystal Pollitt is among six faculty selected by the Center for Research on Families to be a 2017-2018 Family Research Scholar.
The Department of Environmental Health Sciences is driving modern science forward.