Envronmental 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.

In the Spotlight

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.

University of Massachusetts Environmental Health Sciences faculty Edward Calabrese

Edward Calabrese, Professor of Environmental Health Sciences and a critic of the current linear no-threshold (LNT) approach to risk assessment for radiation and toxic chemicals, argues in a new publication that the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (NAS) made an error in adopting the LNT because the research findings on which they relied contained a fundamental error, unknown to them and only discovered decades later.

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