The Division 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
Assistant Professor Richard Peltier has received a three-year, $700,000 EPA grant to determine possible health effects of wood smoke exposure on Native subsistence hunters and to provide culturally-relevant recommendations for mitigation.
Richard Pilsner is leading a new three-year, $440,000 study to investigate whether chemicals in plastic and personal care products have an effect on couples’ reproductive success.